Bullets coach sacking goes beyond poor performance

Nyasa Big Bullets decided to unleash the axe on their former nomadic coach Franco Ndawa not only because of poor performance but also his connection with former chairman Sam Chilunga.

Coach Franco Ndawa
Coach Franco Ndawa

Ndawa was shown the exit door barely two weeks after Chilunga was forced out of his position because of among others he was hired with the influence of the former chairman.

The former Red Lions, Azam Tigers, Mighty Be Forward  Wanderers and Silver Strikers coach was sacked alongside outspoken Technical Director Billy  Tewesa after the team’s run of poor form to the defence of Malawi’s flagship football league having finished on sixth at first round recess.

But an official, who spoke of conditions of anonymity said  after the exit of Chilunga the coach’s future was not guaranteed.

He said the retired Malawi Defence Force soldier was roped in after the executive committee overwhelmingly voted against his recruitment.

“Ndawa’s recruitment was questionable because it came as a surprise to the rest of executive committee because we did not need his services going by his record wherever he has worked,” he said.

“But we were surprised to hear that Ndawa has been offered a job employment with the strong backing of the former chairman.”

The source claimed that the soft spoken coach, who once played for the People’s Team before joining Red Lions where he made his name as player and coach, was engaged with the backing of Chilunga because of the homeboy syndrome.

Meanwhile, Tewesa has threatened to take the team to task over his dismissal saying he invested a lot in the team.

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