Bullets changes tune of Ramadhan: No Money to pay expatriate coach
Bullets FC have changed their tune to re-engage Burundina expatriate coach Nsazwarwimo Ramadhan after a deal was sealed to bring him back.
Bullets FC General Secretary Harold Fote said the team had made a sudden change of heart after it transpired that Ramadhan would have been paid by an individual’s coffers.
Fote said the development, coming hot on the heels of the controversy surrounding Bullets trip to South Africa, was made considering that the club had no money to pay him.
“We cannot rely on an individual to pay Ramadhan going to by what has happened on the failure of the team to travel to South Africa for pre-season tour,” Fote said.
Bullets were scheduled to travel to South Africa for pre-season games but the soonsor, the team’s chairman Kondi Msungama has changed his tune saying that the money intended for the rip would go towards the payment of arrears of the players in the region of K1.4 million.
He disclosed that the team would swallow its pride to reinstate fired head coach Lyoid Nkwazi to take charge of the team with assistant former Blantyre United head coach Eliah Kananji because his record was perfect having not lost a game during the pre-season games
“We are going to recall Nkhwazi to take charge of the team because his record was good since he took over the team,” Fote said.
“He could not have kept him with Ramadhan because the wage bill for the four coaches would have been too much for us,” he added.
The remarks confirmed Ramadhan’s comments that he might not come when he was contacted before Fote dropped the bombshell.
“I don’t know when I will come. Talk to Bullets they should. In fact I might not come,” Ramadhan, said in email on Sunday.
Inside sources indicated that Ramadhan’s packade was in the region of K300,000 to K500,000 a month, against his proposes K1.2 million a month.
But the Burundian had accepted to settle for K500,000 a month.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :