Former head coach for Nyasa Big Bullets Rodgers Yasin and his fired deputy Elijah Kananji deserve credit for guiding the team to their 14th title in the TNM Super League despite being sacked and Zimbabwean coach Callisto Pasuwa completed the task.
The People’s Team sealed the top-flight league title with a 0-3 win over Red Lions at Balaka Stadium on Saturday, dethroning their age-old rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers.
Pasuwa joined Bullets, the most successful club in Malawi, in October when the title was almost destined to the People’s Team.
A section of Bullets supporters have said the title credit should be given to Yasin and Kananji and then Pasuwa for sealing it with two games to spare against Lilongwe giants Silver Strikers and Civil Sporting Club.
Meanwhile, Wanderers have sent their congratulations to the champions-elect.
“Congratulations to Bullets for winning the league. We fell short at the beggining of the season and, in the end, we couldn’t defend the title,” said Wanderers secretary general Mike Butawo.
He said Bullets turned up when it mattered.
Butao said: “Bullets were more consistent from the begging to the end; hence they deserved the title. We have learnt our lessons and we will be back stronger next season.”
Bullets chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya has thanked Nomads for the recognition of their title achievement.