Coach Patrick Kulemeka has snubbed the chance to join Nyasa Big Bullets as assistant coach after head coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan opted to have him as his deputy.
“I got an offer to be Ramadhan’s assistant at Nyasa Big Bullets. It was amazing to be offered the role of an assistant to him in the club because he had not offered that to anyone else but I cannot take up that post because I have other things to do,” Kulemeka said.
He, however, thanked Ramadhan for recognising him and “showing interest” to work together.
Nyasa Times understands that Kulemeka is keen to set off on his own coaching path.
The makeup of Ramadhan’s backroom staff is set to ignore some usual names who have been associated with the technical panel at the soccer power house in recent times.
The coach is eager to bring former Big Bullets coach Gilbert Chiwa or Meke Mwase as assistant.
Lloyd Nkhwazi, who was Bullets’ Head Coach, is likely to be released and has been linked with Dwangwa United.
Dwangwa General Secretary, Samson Zimba, said if Nkhwazi is available for the job he will be welcome at the club.
Ramadhan is back at Bullets for the third stint after leaving the club in 2015.
The Burundian tactician coached the club when it was Bakili Bullets back in 2004 the time former president Bakili Muluzi sponsored the club and competeted very well in African Club Championship.