TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets have resolved to extend the search for a new coach to this coming weekend.
The decision was made during an executive committee meeting held on Tuesday in Blantyre after establishing that the initial exercise was unsuccessful.
Bullets vice-chairperson Sadiki Malinga on Wednesday confirmed the development, saying they are casting their net wider.
“Initially, there were a few names that were thrown into fray, but we want to widen the search.
“We have given ourselves a fresh deadline of this coming Sunday and come next Monday, we should have identified one,” said Malinga.
The People’s Team resumed training on Tuesday at Kamuzu Stadium under the guidance of outgoing coach Mabvuto Lungu and his assistant Lloyd Nkhwazi.
Last week, the club’s chairperson Samuel Chilunga disclosed that they were hunting for a new coach to take over from Lungu who does not hold a CAF B license which the Football Association of Malawi (FAM)—under the Club Licensing System (CLS)—is enforcing as a minimum requirement for the top-flight league coaches.
Bullets team manager Rahim Ishmael said training started on a good note and two trialists from Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Premier League side Ndirande Icons were the only notable new faces.
Meanwhile, the club’s former centreback George Nyirenda has also resumed training with the People’s Team after terminating his contract with top Zimbabwean side Caps United.
Nyirenda confirmed in an interview with The Nation that he already held preliminary discussions with Bullets and is optimistic of signing a contract. n