By: The Malawi Star
In a bid to fulfil club licensing policies being enforced by Football Association of Malawi (FAM), Big Bullets have appointed former Mighty Wanderers and Silver Strikers coach Franco Ndawa as the new head coach.
Rumours started circulating around that the League Champions were in discussions with Ndawa to take over from Mabvuto Lungu who has no Caf B licence as per mandated by the country’s Fa.
However, Bullets vice general secretary Kelvin Moyo refuted the rumours saying the decision was not yet made by the team’s executive committee.
But on Friday afternoon, Bullets executive committee presented Ndawa to players and supporters during a training session at Kamuzu Stadium.
Commenting on the issue, technical director for the club Billy Tewesa said the new coach has got what it takes to succeed at Bullets.
“We are happy to have him as our coach and we believe that he has got what it takes to succeed at the club. His hiring is in line with club licensing issue which demands that any Super League coach must possess a Caf B licence as a minimum requirement.’
“He will be deputised by Lloyd Nkhwazi and Mabvuto Lungu as his assistant coaches. The players and supporters are happy to have him on board. We will not give him targets because he might be working under pressure which in turn, will not bring anything to the club by the end of the season,” he said.
Ndawa’s first game in charge will be against Dynamos FC of Zimbabwe in the Nyasa Challenge Cup slated for 5 March to 6 March next week.
His main challenge will be defending the Super League title which has been won by the club for the past two seasons in a row.