Nyasa Big Bullets at the weekend showed their new Marcopolo team bus on their outing to the capital Lilongwe in strength testing matches against their rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Master Security who are participating in CAF Cham[pions League.
Their fans saw the bus for the first time on Saturday when they Peopl’es Team played Wanderers and lost 0-2.
After the match, all the attention shifted outside the 40,000-seater stadium, where Bullets had parked their newly acquired state-of-the-art Marcopolo bus.
Fans including those from the rival camp trekked to the gate, where the bus was parked to catch a glimpse of the machine and take pictures.
The cigarette manufacturing firm, Nyasa Manufacturing Company’s (NMC), had to purchase a team bus as one condition in their take over of the club.
Amongs other things, Nyasa inherited liabilities and debts incurred by the club, acquire or construct a stadium, training ground with indoor training facilities, three club houses [one in each region] and regional offices.
It also included setting up an academy, distributing 10 percent of the club shares to the supporters at a nominal value, inclusion of directors appointed by the supporters in the board and allowing other partners to invest in the team.
Nyasa committed to meet the conditions within a period of between six months and five years.