Former Bullets and Malawi national football team coach Kinnah Phiri has commended the executive committee of bIg Bullets for deciding to participate in Confederation of African Football (CAF) Club Champions League.
Kinnah, who was in charge of Bullets when Malawi last participated in the competition in 2004, said players could benefit by being exposed to international football scouts.
“I would like to commend Bullets executive committee led by Chairman Kondie Msungama for deciding to enter the CAF Champions League because this will help them improve the standards of Malawi football,” Kinnah said.
“Apart from that players stand to get expose to international scouts who could broker deals for professionals football as it was the case during my time.”
But Kinnah appealed to the team to work with the majority of players who have helped the team to Super League title win after nine years.
“Bullets should stick to most of the players who have helped the team to win the Super League title rather than poaching from local clubs,” Kinnah said.
“During my time I managed to take the team to quarterfinals with the very same players I had.”
The Free State Stars assistant coach advised the team to play more friendly games including international ones.
“What I can tell them is to prepare thoroughly by among other things playing both local and international friendly games as it was the case during my time,” he added.
In a related development former Be Forward Mighty Wanderers chairperson Humphreys Mvula said Bullets should consider approaching clubs to get players on short loan deal to help galvanise the team.
Mvula raised the issue in the wake of the team’s intention to buy players from clubs including rivals Wanderers.
“I would like to advise Bullets that they should stick to most of the players. However if they want they should approach clubs to consider offering them short term contracts rather intending to buy them because these players are on contract,” said Mvula.
Msungama applauded Kinnah for the wishing the team well.
Bullets on February 13 face Comoros Island team Fomboni FC, who have a Malawian player Winster Phiri formerly of Wanderers.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :