Bullets Unveil Three New Signings
By Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
TNM Super League champions Big Bullets have unveiled three new signings as they prepare for the season ahead.
The ceremony took place at the team’s sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company headquarters in Blantyre on Thursday afternoon.
Former Civo Service United defensive pair of John Lanjesi and Emmanuel Zoya and former Mighty Wanderers, Silver Strikers and Azam Tigers head coach Franco Ndawa was presented to the public for the first time as Bullets players and coach respectively.
The men will be the key in Bullets’s Super League title won in handsome style last season.
The team’s Chairman Sam Chilunga said he was delighted to have the trio at Bullets.
“During the sponsorship launch last month, we told reporters that we had visitors but unfortunately, you spread the news that we unveiled them. Now, its official, Zoya and Lanjesi are now our players.”
“They have signed a three year deal each with an exit clause based on their performance. Let me also take this opportunity to tell the nation that our relationship with Civo Service United is very intact and that is why we have signed these two players from them.”
“Each of these players is an accomplished footballer with all the right credentials to represent Bullets and we have every confidence that their talent will help to propel the club to further success,” he said.
On Ndawa, Chilunga said, “We brought him on board because he is qualified and he poses a Diploma in Business Management. We want to commercialize the club and with a coach of Ndawa’s caliber, we have taken a good direction.”
“We expect him to give us good results on the pitch and giving us directions in commercialization of our club,” he said.
On his part, Ndawa said he was happy to return to his childhood club.
“I played for this team in 1982 to 1983 seasons and to return back as a head coach, I am very delighted. I will work hard to make everybody happy,” he said.
Both players and the coach have signed three year contract deal.
They are expected to make their debut over the weekend when Bullets play host to Dynamos FC of Zimbabwe in Nyasa Challenge Cup at Kamuzu Stadium and Civo Stadium respectively as part of their sponsorship.