Malawi’s renowned soccer analyst Charles Nyirenda has advised Malawi’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) representatives Bullets F.C to come into open and declare its financial status to enable other well wishers come forward and save the country from disgrace once the financial crippled side fail to participate in the tournament.
Nyirenda made the plea during Zodiak radio’s TNM Super League Show monitored by Nyasa Times.
The veteran analyst blamed Bullets for all long claiming they are financially ready to participate in the continental showpiece only to come out at an eleventh hour seeking help.
According to Nyirenda, Bullets officials have been banking their hopes of raising the much needed funds on people they did not officially approach.
Recently, Bullets officials through their Chairperson Kondi Msungama expressed worries with the delay by Telecom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) and other well wishers for not coming forward with financial help despite promising to be with Bullets on their CAF journey during the prize presentation ceremony of the 2014/15 TNM Super League season at the College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre.
The Bullets Chair later gave the team force hopes by confirming that an undisclosed company has promised to provide the club with K150 Million to enable the club participate in CAF.
According Msungama, Bullets need K30 Million to fully complete their trip to Comoros Island to face Fomboni F.C in the first leg of the 2015 CAF preliminary rounds between 13th to 15th February, 2015.
Meanwhile, government through the Minister of Sports Grace Obama Chiumia has appealed to the nation to consider contributing a little something to enable Bullets raise enough funding.
The Minister said she is confident that Bullets will fulfil its fixturte if Malawians join hands.
Despite Bullets being the team with a large following, Chiumia through Zodiak said it is the responsibility of every Malawian to help Bullets as the club will be carrying the flag of the whole nation.
Bullets risk being fined by CAF if they pull out of the competition.
There financial status raised eyebrows among the soccer fraternity when they turned down Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) plea to deposit money amounting to $20,000 into FAM’s account as a guarantee that they are ready to participate in the competition and that FAM be able to pay fine to CAF once Bullets pulls out.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :