Bullets coach Kananji resigns over salary

Malawi champions Bullets FC continue to make headlines for the wrong reasons with the resignation of title winning coach Elia Kananji.

Kananji: Dumps Bullets

Kananji: Dumps Bullets

Kananji confirmed to Nyasa Times of his resignation.

The coach, who has led the People’s Tea, to break their title jinx in nine year capped it with double after winning Carlsberg Cup said he wanted the Bullets to reconsider his pay package.

“I wanted Bullets to consider my package because I have a family to look after. What is the point of working for such a big club when I can’t afford to bring food on the table?” he said.

He insisted that his decision had nothing to do with his falling down on the perking order in the coaching panel from head coach to third in the line of duty.

“I have passion for Bullets and that’s why I did not complain when I was demoted,” he said.

“If it was anything to do with the coaching panel reshuffle then I could have done this long time ago. But I was giving a chance for dialogue to resolve my issue which has unfortunately failed.”

However the soft-spoken coach said he could rescind his decision should Bullets address his concern.

“I am ready to come back to work for the team if they will offer me what I am looking for,” he said.

Bullets outspoken Chairman Kondie Msungama confirmed of Kananji’s resignation and tongue in cheek said the club could afford to pay what he is looking for.

Msungama said he was surprised that Kananji did not complain when he was offered the deal last season.

“Bullets have no steady income of raising money to pay players and coaches. What we get from the gates cannot help run the club. It is the officials who are doing everything possible to ensure that they raise money for the operations of the team,” Msungama said.

“So we cannot manage to pay him.”

Inside sources said Kananji demanded an increase of his basic salary of K50,000 to K200,000 a month.

His demand for the salary increase comes in the wake of Bullets recruitment of Burundian coach Nsanzarwimo Ramadhan who was offered salary in the region of K1 million per month.

Ramadhan was appointed head coach with Lloyd Nkhwazi as first assistant coach and Kananji second assistant coach.

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83 thoughts on “Bullets coach Kananji resigns over salary”

  1. Mbuzi says:

    Tipafufuze bwino pamenepa. How come Bullets can afford to pay !,000,000 to Ramadani and yet they cant afford to pay K200,000 to a fellow Malawian who streed the team to glory. Amsungama mulilira kuutsitu apa.

  2. Poor Malawi says:

    Mk50pin basic salary is indeed a mockery to a big team like BB. What a huge gap: K1000000-K50000=K950,000.

    Take PAYE approximately @20%=K50000*0.2=K10000. Net pay:K50000-K10000 =K40,000.

    Basic needs: housing, food, electricity, water, charcoal, transport.

    Will our coach have anything left for airtyme, drink, new trouser & shirt. Will our coach save anyything for his future?

  3. mangochi Kabwafu says:

    Did you say 50,000? what a joke. That’s less than 100 pounds, less than the money I make in a day

  4. mayazi says:

    mu refugee uyu 1Mita mzanthu uyu .05 mita nde kuti chani. Imwe waMalawi muzakondana liti kasi?

  5. chidempete says:

    Mmm Bullets Excutive,think about it K50 000 its nothing competely and its a joke.This guy Kananji is gud try to offer him even Mk200 000

  6. 50 grand was just a peanut, xools fees, groceries, cloths and some basic needs imachoka pompo?, kakakakakakaka this is not serious

  7. Ex-worker says:

    we are killing our own game,why are we failing to turn ourselves into a production something?the same service we can get for 5months,we want to pay it in 2days!why Malawians we do not LOVE one another…..another spell on the making …….i cry my beloved sport.

  8. Fight says:

    k50,000.00 only amenewo timati masanje .Chifukwa ndiwe mMalawi koma akunja ndiye azilandila zambili ntchito yomweyomwe.Ai ataye anthu osayamika ngati amenewo ngakhale ndi team yanga.Moreover K200,000.00 kwacha yonso yachepabe molingana ndi mmene Bullets ilili panopa.Ndi ma champion chifukwa cha iwo ma player mothandizidwa ndi coach.

  9. fagoman says:

    koma izi ndiye zachibwana ka k50000 ndikachani?

  10. Guyz k50,000?do u think he can manage to feed his family with this little money?Kananji, don’t look back this is not church work,it is peoples team how can they pay such furken cash to coach?very shame.

  11. Hotlady says:

    Achepa Kwambiri Makobidi…….

  12. Malawianah says:

    Amalawi timalephela kuthandizana tokhatokha..zoona wina pomwepo adzilandila one million koma kulephela kumupatsa munthu two hundred grand..simunapange bwino maullets pliz.after all he is the one who booked us aplace in Caf.

  13. wolangiza says:

    chisoni chandigwira kwambiri tsindimaziwa kuti kochi watimu ngati yimeneyo angalandire 50.000 .ndimasapota BB kuyambire kare ndiye panopa mwandipasa manyazi kwabasi. mulipireni bwino kochiyo plz plz guy .ntchito yimeneyo tsiyamasewala

  14. prophet olonjezedwa. says:

    Wina 1m wina 50 ooo hahahahaha kma!

  15. Bololo says:

    grade matters

  16. AMjiba says:

    A Malawi timazunzana tokhatokha. Koma ma foreigners timawasamala. Lets change our mindset. How can cups winning coach be paid such peanuts. Tsono wa kunjayo mukumpatsa over K1m for doing what? You are rewarding the wrong guy. Bullets inaliso team yoopsa before Kananji and Nkhwazi? Pano these two hardworking Malawians have built Bullets ndiye muziti mukufuna foreign coach kuti apeze bomwetamweta. Suja anakuthawani zana lija. Wake Bullets Committee. These foreign coaches will rip you off. Skusiyaninso ps umphawi atskudyerani tindalama tanuto ta Tnm and Std Bank. Arise from deep slumber!

  17. godobaman says:

    koma maule mwatichititsa manyazi mwamva 50 apanga nayo chani munthuyu and mukamudula minsonkho yanu amasala ndi k39,250 ya bonya imeneyo mpaseni k150 bola bwanji mbuziyo munayipatsa k1 m hahahaha amalawi tokha tokha kukhomerelana kondi ndiwochenkera chomwe akufuna azidya yekha basi

  18. Mhango says:

    No, no, no, 50gs is too small. Yes 200gs is resonable,muganizileni kochiyu.

  19. zayakunkhongo says:

    koma pa Malawi palibedi makobili eti?? Mpaka K50,000 salary ya kochi wa team yomwe imazitcha kuti ndi ‘yaikulu’!! Thats very Manyazias…..

  20. Kananji deserves a monthly salary of not less than MK450,000. Kanaji bwera ku Nyenyere tikudyetsa boo! Ana ndi mkazi wako tsopano amwe mkaka, adyere nyama, BB yakuzunza koopysa.

  21. nyapala says:

    Guys, this is too much, ndiye mwati tikufuna Chawa za mkuti

  22. Vincent Mwamlima says:

    koma nafe a bullets tanyanya matama, koma zoona coach kumamulipira ngati woyitanira minibus? 50pin apanganayo chani? Shame on you!!!!!!! Pamene wina mukumpasa 1million, mulibe ubongo anthu inu

  23. Patrique says:

    Seriously how can bullets pay it’s coach Mk50k this is just madness.

  24. Hebrews says:

    This is a mockery of justice how can a Coach who has won a Cup and a League title be getting K50.000.00 as a salary? Can this be enough to pay even rent? What is the rational to give somebody K1 million and another one K50,000.00? This is not only being inhuman but also being unreasonable and ungrateful. Elia well done there is greener grass out there!

  25. Kwangwagwa says:

    Laides and gentlemen consider Kanaji’s salary, please, i beg. He has done something we can point at with a finger. It is just unfortunate that CAF needs certificates which the poor Kanaji does not have. But without a certificate, he has won the trophies/titles.How can a third person in the hierarchy be paid K50, 000. while the first is paid K1 Million? Do you want Kanaji to be a garden boy to the Burundi man, Ramadan or what? Ladies and gentlemen, K50, 000. is a mockery as compared to K1 Million.

  26. Mpaliwalingwa says:

    Koma ABATA mtima 1mita muziitenga kuti? phokoso basi ayi tapeza sponsors, amzanu ATELEKOM samakuwakuwa anaipeza sponsor, pano akuti amva eniake kujapani akuti ikhale 70million yadolars!!!!

  27. yuona says:

    Coach wabwino ngati ameneyu mumamuptsa zochepa choncho! Its a shame! No wonder makolo ambiri salimbikitsa ana awo kulimbikira mpira. Kodi ngati coach mukumupatsa K50 nanga player ndiye mukumupatsa zingati?

  28. neba says:

    Koma ziliko. I dont see the head Coach and third placed Coach working in harmony if third placed coach is offered that me agree salary of 200 pin while his head Coach who has just come from nowhere netting 1million. Ne uli m’madzi zedi.

  29. xxxxx says:

    Inunso mapuleya ndi masapota a bullets muthandizeni coach wanu. Iyenso akufuna akadziwe ku Comoros. Inde alukepo pandege mchikho chimenechi cha CAF. Chitani mphamvu imene mwaonetsa kwa Tsankhani Mkandawaya.Solidarity movement for Kananji is needed. Kukhumudwa kwa Kananji kutha kubweretsa mandadaulo ku timu yanuKodi .Kanajiyo 50 pini amachita nayo chiyani?Amakhala nyumba ya ndalama zingati? Koma neba. Umaganiza mopoza nsapato eti.

  30. Bwanubo says:

    We saw this coming. This team is run by anyamata apa town. Negotiate at least K120-K150,000 although it is an insult wina 1 million. One day the truth will come out.

  31. MY ADVICE TO WANDERERS OFFICIALS LETS GET THIS GUY AS QUICK AS POSSIBLECOZ OF THE FOLLOWING REASONS HE KNOWS HOW TO PERSUADE PLAYERS,HOW TO MANAGE THEM.NOW THAT WE HAVE MONEY LETS GET HIM BEFORE SILVER STRIKERS CAN

  32. Karo gaii says:

    Bulets will not far in caf,kananji’s issues will giv them unfortunes.kananji has draged them from zero to heroes.

  33. chamackson says:

    Kananji ndi coach wa bho!!

  34. From K50 000 to K200 000 eshiii !! League yake iti? Team with no sponsorship!

    Demotion yangomukwana basi thus y wangoganiza zoti amukwezere salary ‘kapanda mchokero mkamwini anachokera mkodzo wamwana’.

    Tiziwonana!

  35. harrinya says:

    1m -50pin…eeeeeish the gap is 2much,we malawians are gud in paying foreigners more than our own pple…mayb nkhani apa ndiya chizungu coz i’ve never heard an interview in english of mr kananji on the radio…zachizungu amayankhura ndi mr Lungu..hahahah

  36. o says:

    Kikikiki Bullets is a joke. K50,000 for a winning coach of the super league?

  37. mfumusinyasa says:

    Guys Kondesi Msungama ndi m’burundiyu kalipo kalipo. Amakhalira limodzi ku ka lodge kali cha kutsogolo kwa reserve bank ndi national bank. This arrangement is a smokescreen. Ho deeper

  38. Malawi wa Lero says:

    Zochokera kulikulu, zowonera. Posachedwapa. Timagulu tingapo timafuna kuwonjezeredwa malipiro, akuluakulu amvekere, tikawonjezera malipiro m’mene afunira ‘the economy will explode’ kungotha 2 dezi kudziwonjezera wokha 80 – 360 percent. Misalayitu inayambira kutali.

  39. Malawi wa Lero says:

    The best BB shud have done was to send Kananji for a course (a football licence) befiting his current status. (1) nobody wud have known about the K50,000 issue (2) it would’ve been both a thank you to Kananji and a future asset prep for BB.

  40. Welcome to Lali Lubani Road.Mkazi amayipa ali mnyumba koma akachoka mpamene umadziwa kuti anali wabwino.Chichewa china amati chitsime chakuya chimadziwika madzi akaphwa mudzamulira Kananji akukocha Nyerere

  41. brown says:

    Timuyi yachuluka ndi anthu amatama ndi kusokosa basi.

  42. 1 million with 1 and 6 zeroz

  43. to be frank kalipo kalipo pakati pa msungama ndi bulundi ameneyi.chilipo cimene akupanga kubullets-ku.iwe sungama mukuti simungakwanitse kukweza malipilo from K50,000 to somewhere koma mukhoza kumakwanitsa kulipila bulundiyo K1,000,000?zoona zimenezo? jst wait u will be exposed soon

  44. Bwerani ku nyerere bwana Kananji mudzaone kusintha

  45. Zachisoni Phiri says:

    Achoke basi palibe chabwino

  46. Matey U .Mopiya says:

    Neba k50,000 for a coach Matama basi ,tikufuna Chipuwa ,Mlimbika ndi Chawanangwa koma Ndalama mulibe
    Coach gate imeneyo

  47. amalawi mwatani sindinaone munthu akuveka mwana waneba pamene wako akuyenda maliseche pepani

  48. Tnt Dynamite says:

    Pse Bullets,be Serious You. Cant Give 5o Pin To Kananji. He Is Great Despite Papers. Offer Him Atleast 150 Pin,negociate With Him Just As You Have Done With Sankhani.We Are Proud Of You, B B

  49. Dzombe says:

    Am a bullets fan,,,zmene mukuchta akuluakulunu nde zachbwana tsopano,,,walakwa chani kananj,,,,mudzamufnaaaa

  50. cbk says:

    kodi chimakhala chani amalawi kusaganizilana koma wakunja kumamulabadila?mumati atukuka kapena samalira zambiri?penapake mindset yathu sili bwino.

  51. Kalizalizard says:

    If it is true of K50,000 for Kananji against K1m for Burundian thats unfair. Kumaganiza muli inu. Sanalakwitse kusiya komano tidzamukumbuka. {Bullets fan}

  52. mtubii says:

    How can they pay Kananji K50000? At least K600,000 would have been reasonable

  53. Secretary wanu wakale says:

    Bwana Kondi, muwoneseni Kananji Chikondi. Ndalama ndizovuta inde. Koma tiyeni tiganizire Ntchito yomwe waigwira last season. Kodi Ngakhale akanakhala ndi the required qualification to take the team to Afcom mukanawapatsa. A Kananji MK1,000,000? Plse reconsider your decision in the light of the present economic situation. Chinanso tiyeni tiganizire Chikondi Chomwe a Kananji achionetsera ku team yathu ya BB. kulolera demotion to second deputy pomw iwowo nfiamene athandiza kuti timuyi ifike pamene yafikapa. let reason and understanding prevails. let us swallow our pride and maintain the coach. expose him to more training I am sure we will very shortly be talking of the best coach in Malawi in Kananji. Let us do what we can not to lose him to avoid regrets later.

  54. osborné says:

    Myopic thinking, who is Lamadan to receive 1M? Have you forgotten this same Kananji helped Bullets to win the Cup? Mukaziona Ku CAF you will remember this Kananji am telling you.

  55. that money is very little for a whole father like him.koma bwanji you did not submited that complaint before?may be its because of the job bankers has ofered you isnt it?so you want to castigate before departing?thanks for job u have done we will miss you

  56. GEORGE says:

    Truly Speaking I As Big Bullets Supporter Paying Coach Mk50,000 Is Not Good For Our Football In Malawi All Teams In The Superleague Need To Be Considerate On This Salary Issue If Football Is To Go Steps Up The Ladder

  57. Malawi wa Lero says:

    Dont make me laugh. You mean after all the work this gentle kochi did he is now worth K50,000. So Ramadan ndi a Kananaji 20 (20xKananji=Ramadan). After demoting him to 3rd position. And u expect to have all the blessing as u go to CAF?

  58. I dont know why we Malawians are so attracted to Burundi Nationals,i was raised up in the North near Ekwendeni.If you happen to go there you will find that a Burundi National is a head man(Community leader)despite being a foreigner.Iam writting all this bcz iam pregnant with anger bcz the owners of the soil are not regarded accordingly.This Msungama is saying the club depends of the money raised by officials to run the club,yes but where is this one million for this guy coming from?If you say you cant manage to pay Kananji,i see it very ridiculous and nosense.But you have forgotten one thing that you are creating a bad environment to the Burundian Coach.

  59. Nkhombokombo says:

    Big Bullets be realistic, you can’t treat the coach like you are doing. He has helped BB to be where it is today. He has made the job for the new coach easier now. At least give him what he is looking for. Ramadan will leave you when things get tougher. Mark my words!

  60. Bwenzi says:

    Bullets Musova ndipo mupeza answer. Welcome to Bankers or Be forward. Kananji usankha

  61. Kananji doesnt deserve K50,000,why is it that Bullets has come up with a fixed salary to this Burundian,yet failing to do so to others like Kananji.It shows they have also adapted to what the Government is doing,saying there is no money for others but MPs are given high salaries,its a shame to the outside world ppl keep on laughing at us all days until jesus comes back.We are cursed!

  62. winston chigulu says:

    Thats unfair for a coach for abig team why to our own local coaches

  63. precioo says:

    50.000 nde mwati winayo 1000,000 so you can’t affor 200,000 but 1000,000 ok mpatseni Mitayotu

  64. chakwanuleka says:

    The BB leadership is ungrateful. This man has done a great job to lift the team to the top position but instead of motivating him what we see is hiring of a foreign coach. Why can’t we groom our own local coaches. And the disparity between Mk1 million and MK50,000 is an insult to say the least. I am disgusted.

  65. True patriot says:

    If what we are hearing from bullets family lately is true, then something is wrong somewhere.On behalf of the red army supporters,I beg authorities to consider Kananji’s demands.He has put us on the map.

  66. aphiri says:

    Tsopano K50 mmati akagula chani. Imeneyo si thousand koma mmene ndalembelamo. Nyumba akalipila zingati ? Inu a kondi mmadya chamba paja eti? Tapangani budget inuyo tione apa. Kumene kwachoka million nkumene kutachoke inayo ndipo wachepetsa imafunika 500,000 osatinso 200,000 ukufunayo asa. Wawathandiza Awa adziyamika

  67. Kani zimatere says:

    Being selfreliance team is another issue but 1 million, to 50.000 the assistant the difference its too much, Solve it to a better amount, is it is moving to upper level would have seen the motivations of the entire team before, going to that supper point .

  68. Wanex banda says:

    Thangata ikadali pano pa nyasa eti?_give him

  69. First Lady says:

    Then I can manage to pay for ten coaches like Kananji plz contact me immediately Big Bullets

  70. KING SOLOMONS PALACE says:

    IS THIS TRUE?WHAT A DIFERENCE! WHO IS THE HUMAN RESOURCE?SHAME!

  71. tuvitwana says:

    Hav a read well, K50,000? Olo mlonda wanga can’t get that little, a Malawi can football improve like that?

  72. Cephus Lingani says:

    Think twice a Executive

  73. Cashgate says:

    50 pin thus too little. Why amalawi valueing foreigners. Chavuta ndikudererana ndi Jelous pa malawi

  74. Panorama says:

    Cosider his request atleast that can make him feed his family,the problem is our Malawian policies which give respect to expatriate/foreigners an upper hand leaving hardworking Malawians getting peanuts yet they do more work this also happened to our Nation Team that these coaches from outside get a lot but perfomance malawian coaches are better, you football administrators try to look for perfomance and qualifications,tiyeni tiunikire ma policy athu awa akutipweteka ife eni nthaka.

  75. Shimoshimo says:

    Am a bullet fun, to say the truth a coach like kananji is not weathy 50pin, atleast that 200pin. Imagin if its true ramadan 1mita then assistant 50?

  76. frank says:

    Foreighner coach ndalama zambiri, m’malawi ndalama zochepa, bwanji malawi kutukula macoach akunja? Chimene mutaziwe ndizakuti m’malawi muno muli ma coach amene angathe kuyitenga time patali, ramadhan 1 million kananji ndi mk50,0OO. Taganizileni ma coach akumalawi.

  77. chims says:

    that’s the problem with football administrators in Nyasaland.waipa lero kananji, lucky Ramadan watola zophaipha.a kondi ichi ndiye cha nkhwangwa chenicheni.let’s see how bullets will perform after caf. man kananji, there is more life after bullets.ili ndiye lawo khalidwe.what is 50pin to a winning coach like you.

  78. Jentle says:

    Bwera ku Lali Lubani road udzadye kwacha. Hahahaha neba wagwa nayo after Sankhani pano Kananji sheeee!!!

  79. mupatseni malipilo abwino bwanji mumanonetsa mkhumba zobwela zomwe ndalama sake amakadyela kwina pomwe wanui chilichose achitala dziko Mwanyamire momwemo zinthu zakwela mtengo eeshi

    1. SALOME says:

      asaa! wa kuburundi akudyereni masuku pamutu Nkhwazi 900,000 Kananji 800,000 ngati akanebe zisiyeni anyamata MULUNGU amadyetsa mbalame kuli bwanji fanizo LAKE

  80. nyayo says:

    Too little a salary for a coach. Discrimination at its best.

  81. mchewsa wa ku liongwe says:

    consider him pliz he iz agud coach

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