Super League defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets have bought land along the Blantyre-Chikwawa Road in Mpemba to construct a Peoples Team Village including training ground.
Once completed, the facility is expected to have hostels and an auditorium.
Bullets Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed the development but said the cost of the project was yet to be established.
“We have secured land in Mpemba where we want to build Nyasa Big Bullets Football Club Village. We are targeting top-of-the-range training facilities including three to four outdoor fields, high performance centre and also possibilities of having players’ accommodation, conference centre and other facilities which can be hired to generate revenue,” said the former Cosafa vice general secretary.
Nyirenda also clarified that they were hopeful that the stadium being built by the government would be used for Bullets’ home matches.
However, Bullets Council Member Jim Kalua, who has been critical of the takeover, commended the team’s board for the move even though they were yet to get official communication.
“We want Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) to fulfil what we agreed in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU),” he said.
Bullets Supporters Director Stone Mwamadi hailed NMC for the initiative, saying it was part of the contents of MoU which the parties signed.
“It shows seriousness on the part of our sponsors,” he said.
NMC and Bullets signed a five-year agreement in September 2017. Among other things NMC agreed to pay off the team’s debt amounting to over K500 million, buy state-of-the art bus, build a stadium and construct three club houses [one in each region].
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