Big Bullets Football Club has released a squad of 24 member squad expected to represent the club and the Malawi nation in the 2015 Confederation of African Football (CAF) competition which starts in February.
The squad which has no new signings has been released on Friday 16th January, 2015 through the Football Association of Malawi (FAM).
Bullets dream of signing new players to beef up the squad hit a snug as they could not meet the CAF registry date which was Thursday 15th January, 2015.
The team was targeting to rope in Mighty Wanderers number one goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa and left back Francis Mlimbika, Silver Strikers hotshot striker Chawanangwa Kawonga among others.
Clubs for the respective targeted players put their foot down that the players are not for sale.
According to a statement released by Football Association of Malawi, Bullets will still have a chance of signing six more players between July and August if they progress in the competition.
Meanwhile, FAM has sent best wishes to the Bullets family as they carry the Malawi flag in the continental showpiece.
“Football Association of Malawi and the entire football family wish Big Bullets FC all the best as they prepare to carry the Malawi flag higher and higher in the competition” reads part of the statement signed by its General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda.
Big Bullets FC will play in the preliminary stage of the competition against Fomboni Football Club de Moheli away on 13th, 14th or 15th February according to the statement.
The return leg will be player a fortnight later.
Bullets last played in CAF competition in 2004 under the mentorship of Kinnah Phiri who is now head coach for South Africa’s Premier League side Free State Stars.
They finished their campaign in the quarterfinals.
The full squad is as follows:
Players: Goalkeepers: 1. Vincent Gona 2. Chimwemwe Kumkwawa
Defenders: .Sankhani Mkandawire , Bashir Maunde , PiliraniZonda ,Miracle Gabeya, lan Chinyama , Douglas Chirambo and Yamikani Fodya
Midfielders: Fisher Kenani Kondowe, Dalitso Silva, James Chilapondwa, Henry Kabichi, Davie Ng’ambi , Dalitso Sailesi , Jeresi Lufeyo , Victor Limbani , Jaffalie Chande 1, Moses Scott
Strikers : Jimmy Zakazaka, Mussa Manyenje, Frezer Menyani , Tizgowele Kumwenda , Brown Mizeyi
Technical Panel: Head Coach-Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan , Assistant Coach – Lloyd Nkhwazi , 2nd Assistant Coach – Elia Kananji , 3rd Assistant Coach – Mabvuto Lungu , Team Manager – John Patrick Phiri , Ass. Team Manager – Fundi Akidu, Team Doctor – Godfrey Ambokile Ghambi , Goalkeeper Trainer – Swadick Sanudi and Technical Director – Billy Tewesa
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