Big Bullets FC have said the tenure of their entire technical panel has come to an end and those interested to continue will have to reapply.
The technical panel that won a double this year—TNM Super League and Carlsberg Cup—was led by technical director Billy Tewesa and it included head coach Elia Kananji, his three assistants Mabvuto Lungu, Lloyd Nkhwazi and Swadick Sanudi as well as team manager Fundi Akidu.
Bullets general secretary Harold Fote said on Saturday that the six were on a contract for a season, which expired on Saturday after their final league game against Blantyre United.
“We salute Kananji and his backroom staff for a job well done, but their tenure has come to an end.If they are interested to continue, they will have to reapply,” said Fote.
He also said Burundian tactician Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan’s temporary contract has also come to an end and will be heading back to his base in Durban, South Africa.
Asked if there are any possibilities of offering Ramadhan a contract, Fote said: “The executive will determine whether it will be necessary to have him back.”
In a related development, FAM has advised Bullets that if they still harbour ambitions of taking part in the CAF Champions League, then they will have to ensure that their coaches have a CAF licence or its equivalent.
“The rules of the competition stipulate that the coaches should have a CAF licence. If Bullets coaches do not have it, then they can still coach, but they will not be allowed to sit on the bench,” said FAM’s Club Licensing Regulations (CLR) manager Casper Jangale.
Fote confirmed being informed about the requirement, saying the issue is being looked into.
“Our coaches have FAM C licences, and not CAF licences, but we will see how to go about it,” he said. n