Nyasa Big Bullets coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan says his ultimate goal is to collect maximum points in all away matches as the People’s Team targets to wrest the TNM Super League championship from Kamuzu Barracks (KB).
Bullets start the 2017 Super League campaign tomorrow against new entrants Chitipa United before wrapping up the trip up North against Moyale Barracks—both games to be played at Mzuzu Stadium in Mzuzu.
The Burundian tactician was reminiscent of how Bullets failed to defend the TNM Super League last season after dropping points in a couple of away matches.
“It starts with the opening matches. We do not want to drop points when playing away. We need to start strongly. We are targeting maximum points,” he said.
The People’s Team only lost twice to Karonga United and eventual champions KB in the 2016 season.
But Bullets’ unmaking was 12 draws of which those against Silver Strikers, Blue Eagles, Dwangwa United, Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC and Moyale Barracks were in away matches.
Commenting on the 2017 squad, the coach, who avoided overspending during the transfer window, said he has confidence in his charges.
Apart from returnee Chimango Kayira, Bullets new signings are low profile players such as Dave Banda, Rabson Chiyenda, Richard Chimbamba, Nixson Nyasulu, Idana Chimwemwe, Cuthbert Sineta, Bright Munthali and Bernard Chimaimba.
Bullets has also loaned out Ian Chinyama, Aimable Nikiza and Anzeru Joseph to PremierBet Wizards.
Chitipa United assistant coach Robert Mzinza said they were not scared with the opening fixture against the Super League giants.
Mzinza, who spied on Nyasa Big Bullets when they hosted Red Lions at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre last week, said they were ready to announce their arrival in the top flight league.
The new entrants will bank on their Under-20 national football team star Abel Mwakilama, who refused to join Moyale Barracks, Silver Strikers and Bullets. n