Nyasa Big Bullets will avoid being inactive this month if they contribute three or more players to Cosafa Cup bound squad, following Tanzanian teams’ interest to play international friendly matches against them.
Bullets have been invited to Tanzania to play Young Africans, a Tanzania Premier League side on June 11.
They have also received a request from another Tanzanian outfit, Mbeya United which is coached by Kinnah Phiri, for a possible international friendly on June 18 at Kamuzu Stadium.
Bullets acting general secretary Kelvin Moyo confirmed the development yesterday.
“We will need these games to keep the players busy during the break induced by the national team participation in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zimbabwe and Namibia Cosafa Cup,” Moyo said.
However, the international matches will depend on whether Bullets will be exempted from domestic fixtures after the national coach Ernest Mtawali, releases his final travelling squad.
Bullets have contributed defenders John Lanjesi, Miracle Gabeya, Yamikani Fodya, and Pilirani Zonda, goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe, midfielder Dalitso Sailesi, strikers Muhammad Sulumba and Chiukepo Msowoya to the squad.
“We need to know how many players are travelling with the Flames. Otherwise, if only three are picked, we cannot travel as we will need to fulfil the domestic fixtures,” said Moyo.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said they have not yet been notified about the international friendly matches.
“As of now they are yet to contact us. Maybe they are waiting for the national team squad to be released since everything depends on that,” said Banda.
Meanwhile, Bullets are also expected to play an exhibition match against Silver Strikers on June 6 at Civo Stadium in commemoration of World Environment Day.
FAM competition manager Gomezgani Zakazaka confirmed the development yesterday.