Nyasa Big Bullets FC have gone beyond borders in search for coaches and have short-listed two top Zimbabwean coaches—Kallisto Pasuwa and Rahman Gumbo—both former Zimbabwe Warriors’ coaches.
A Zimbabwean sports journalist, who asked for anonymity, confided in Nation Online that the two are supposed to undergo interviews in Blantyre next week.
“Actually Pasuwa is supposed to fly out to Blantyre from Harare today [On Friday] while Rahman will come next week,” he said.
Pasuwa, who also played and was linked with a coaching role at Be Forward Wanderers early this year ahead of their CAF Champions League participation earlier this year, confirmed the development in an interview on Friday.
“Yes, I am supposed to travel that side today, but I am yet to get a confirmation on the travel arrangements from the team [Bullets].
“I should be in a position to know in a few hours time,” he said.
Gumbo, who guided Wanderers to the 2006 TNM Super League title, could not be reached for comment.
Bullets chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya on Friday confirmed that Pasuwa is indeed one of the candidates.
Apart from guiding Zimbabwe giants Dynamos FC to four successive Premier League titles, Pasuwa also led the Warriors to qualify for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
Apart from being Zimbabwe’s assistant coach to Sunday Chidzambwa, Gumbo was until last week assistant coach for South African National First Division (NFD) side Witbank Spurs.
Bullets fired head coach Rogers Yasin and his deputy Eliah Kananji earlier in week, citing poor performance and failing to meet their targets.
They have since appointed Heston Munthali as caretaker coach and he will be assisted by team manager James Chilapondwa and senior players Fischer Kondowe and Sankhani Mkandawire.
Apart from the two Zimbabwean coaches, the People’s Team is also linked with former Flames assistant coach Gerald Phiri.
Meanwhile, the People’s Team kick-starts its CAF Champions League preparations with an international friendly match against top Zanzibar side Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi Sports Club (JKU SC).