Nyasa Big Bullets have extended contracts for their longest serving players midfielder Henry Kabichi and defender Yamikani Fodya for one more season.
Bullets Chief Administrative Officer Albert Chigoga said the renewals are a result of the two players’ discipline and hard work, among other factors.
“Fodya and Kabichi are two of our veteran players who have been with us through thick and thin. They have remained loyal throughout and, as a club, we acknowledge their great contributions.
“We wish them well and expect them to continue working hard as they help the team win trophies,” Chigoga said.
Kabichi, who boasts of about 10 trophies between 2012 and 2022, said he is delighted to remain at Bullets for another season.
“Bullets is my home. I joined the club when things were bad financially. In spite of the tough times, I remained loyal to the club up until now when we have sound sponsorship.
“I want to thank the team’s management and my fellow players for the support rendered to me over the years and I promise to continue helping the team whenever I get the chance to play,” he said.
Kabichi joined the People’s Team from Mighty Mukuru Wanderers in 2012.
The 30-year-old Fodya said he remains committed to Bullets.
“All I want to do now is to win more trophies with Bullets. I am happy to have signed an extension to my current deal which expired mid-season. I call this place my home after arriving from Balaka in 2009 when I was very young.
“I am delighted to have been given another chance to continue serving the team I love most. I thank God for the opportunity to be a Bullets player,” he said.
However, both players should expect reduced roles in the team considering their ages.
Of late, competition for places in the team has been high, with young and energetic players joining from the club’s reserve side.
Fodya has found it hard to nail down a place in the starting line-up as Bullets have Eric Kaonga, Precious Sambani and Alick Lungu in his left-back position.
Kabichi has also not been a regular with Chimwemwe Idana, Ernest Petro, Frank Willard, Mphatso Magaleta and Thomson Magombo pushing him out to the sidelines.
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