Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan cannot get lost anywhere in town so, yesterday morning, he came to Malawi Sun Hotel, Blantyre, in a cream Toyota Mark II, exuding the warmth of a Malawian.
And as the press conference Big Bullets chairperson Kondie Msungama hosted for the South Africa-based Burundian coach begun, asking him questions was in freestyle fashion. He even responded in the vernacular.
“Ndikuyankhani m’Chichewa bola mundilipire [I can respond to your questions in Chichewa on condition that you pay me],” the former Bata Bullets multiple-cup winning coach joked.
Since leaving Malawi in 2003, after a successful stint at Bullets, the Burundian later visited Malawi in 2008 on pre-season tour with Black Leopards where he was assistant coach.
And yesterday, Ramadhan, dressed in a stripped black pair of trousers and a black shirt, felt at ease and at home.
He is back to negotiate a possible contract that could see him reuniting with The People’s Team. Consultations with his wife back in Durban where he returns tomorrow, will determine the reunion.
Bullets are no longer a well-sponsored and an all-star team they were at the turn of the century. But Ramadhan, who before leaving Malawi had a stint with MTL Wanderers, is so passionate about returning to Malawi.
“Sindingayerekeze ma level a Bullets yakale ndi yapano. Koma level yatsika. Bullets singakhale number eight. Bullets singapereke ma player awiri okha ku national team [I can’t compare the old Bullets and the current one. But it is unacceptable for Bullets to finish eighth in the league and contribute just two players to the national team],” Ramadhan summed up the current state of affairs at the club.