Tension is slowly building at Nyasa Big Bullets as the team’s management is yet to release some players who have been deemed surplus to requirements by the coaching panel.
Sources said striker Dave Banda [not the Kamuzu Barracks midfielder] and defender-cum-midfielder, Bashir Maunde, were among players earmarked for release.
The development has forced Bullets Supporters Director, Stone Mwamadi, to question the club’s hierarchy over their failure to release the players whose future does not lie at the team.
Mwamadi said it was hurting to notice that social media reports have been rife speculating different names of players who will face the chop.
“I am disappointed with the news that our bosses are still at pains communicating the firing of these players being mentioned in the social media. Teams are now busy preparing for the new season and are signing new players. So who is going to sign them when the window closes? We need to make the decision now rather than later,” he said.
Bullets Chief Administration Officer, Albert Chigoga, could neither confirm nor deny the list of players circulating on the social media.
Chigoga also refused to indicate how players the team will extend their contracts.
He then refereed The Daily Times to the club’s Chief Executive Officer, Escort Chinula, who did not pick our calls.
Lately, the People’s Team has been struggling to extend contracts of some of their players.
Some of the players whose future looks bleak at the club as their contract situation is yet to be resolved include defenders Pilirani Zonda, Sankhani Mkandawire, Maunde, midfielders Fischer Kondowe, Nelson Kangunje and Henry Kabichi.
Bullets are also sweating to turn Peter Banda’s loan deal to a permanent one.
Peter Fote is a Sports Journalist with huge experience in radio and Television reporting, production and presentation. He once worked with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and is currently working for Times Media Group.