Big Bullets have unveiled ambitious plans to construct a stadium and have their own clubhouse in Malawiâ€™s commercial city, Blantyre.
The clubâ€™s treasurer Geoffrey Tamutamu said the executive committee has asked the Department of Lands through the commissioner of lands to reallocate them land they were given in 2004 near Soche Technical College to construct a stadium.
â€œAt that time, our sponsor was former president Bakili Muluzi, but we could not develop the land due to financial constraints. But we now want to start the project gradually by clearing the land and then construct a wall-fence,â€ said Tamutamu.
On the clubhouse, he said the previous management already applied to Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) to consider giving them a place where there used to be Shelter Club at Kwacha.
â€œWe have also written a follow-up letter and we are waiting for a response. Our hope is that MHC will offer us the place on outright basis or, if anything, we can rent the facility,â€ he said.
Bullets rent a clubhouse at Mandala, which is currently closed for renovations.
Tamutamu said the club has also asked MHC to consider allocating them Kamba ground for training.
â€œRight now, the team trains at College of Medicine Sports Complex where it costs us K10 000 per day and we feel Kamba ground can be offered to us at a reasonable fee,â€ he said.
Tamutamu said the clubâ€™s executive committee has appointed a special committee of eight current and former executive committee members to oversee the projects.
Tamutamu said the club hopes to kick-start the stadium project through fundraising activities.
He said the committee, that will be chaired by Gregory Madeya, includes Tamutamu, Higger Mkandawire, Gedion Kalumbu-Phiri, Gaston Mwenelupembe, Harry Mtuwa, Wanangwa Thindwa and Willy Phalula.