Bullets preps on course as they beat Lions, Cobbe

Big Bullets FC new leadership headed by businessman and football players’ agent, Kondi Msungama, is hoping to bring back the team’s lost glory which has eroded them for the better part of the last decade. 

For the first time, the team went for seven years without winning any silverware until three years ago when fresh ideas from a new executive committee led by Malinda Chinyama finally brought light to the team.

The Peoples Team has since intensified preparations ahead of the 2014/2015 TNM Super League kick-off scheduled for the next month.

Part of the action during the Red Lions vs Bullets game

Part of the action during the Red Lions vs Bullets game

Over the weekend, the reds were in Eastern Region for pre-season matches against the Zomba based brothers-in-arms teams- Red Lions and Cobbe Barracks.

Bullets also took advantage of the matches to try their new players who have been targeted to serve the team during the coming season.

The team’s technical panel of Mavuto Lungu, Lloyd Nkhwazi, Swadick Sanudi and Fundi Akidu took 25 players mostly comprising rookies.

On Friday, the team beat Cobbe Barracks 2-0 before hammering their elder brothers Reds Lions 2-1 the following day. Both games were played at the Balaka Stadium.

The committee also organised a fund-raising show on Saturday evening at Zembani Lodge with Lucius Banda headlining the performance.

“We are happy with the way our preparations are going on. This will shape us better as we head for South Africa for our pre-season training,” Bullets General Secretary, Howard Fote said in an interview at Balaka Stadium.

“Our intention is bring back that glory which the Big Bullets has been associated with over the years. Our team [executive committee] will not sleep to ensure that Bullets regain their status as the country’s football powerhouse by sweeping all the trophies on the land including the league.”

One of the outstanding players in both games was diminutive striker Mussa Manyenje, who scored two out of his team’s four goals.

The former EPAC FC marksman told Nyasa Times he was looking forward to helping the Peoples Team.

“I am very ready to assist the team regain its lost glory. Bullets is a big team and what happens on the ground should equal the status and I just hope the two teams [EPAC and Bullets] will agree on my transfer,” he said.

Manyenje being interviewe after the Red Lions game at Balaka Stadium- Pic Lucky Mkandawire

Manyenje being interviewe after the Red Lions game at Balaka Stadium- Pic Lucky Mkandawire

Bullets General Secretary Howard Fote at Balaka Stadium

Bullets General Secretary Howard Fote at Balaka Stadium

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