TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets have applied to Super League of Malawi (Sulom) for a name change.
The champions want to take a prefix of their sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company’s (NMC) acronym and will now to be called NMC Big Bullets.
Bullets acting general secretary Kelvin Moyo confirmed the development, saying they want to formalise their name change in the 2016 season since Sulom records still show that their official name is Big Bullets.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda also confirmed having received the application letter from Bullets.
“The change is in line with their new sponsors’ name just like Mighty Wanderers did when they found sponsor Be Forward.
“We have since responded to them on what procedures to follow for them, to change the name,” said Banda.
One of the requirements is payment of a K200 000 fee to be used for changing the team’s logo.
“The fee is necessary for the changes to be effected since it will mean all documents including players identify cards pertaining to Bullets, will have to change as well,” Banda said.
Bullets entered a five-year K500 million sponsorship deal with NMC in February but the partnership was revealed way back in October 2015.
Apart from the K500 million five-year sponsorship at K100 million annual subvention towards the club’s operations, the NMC deal also includes branding of the team’s kit and using the players as ambassadors.