Nyasa Big Bullets are having three training sessions daily as they prepare for the 2020/21 season scheduled to kick off on November 21.
The People’s Team has been camping in the lakeshore district of Mangochi as they look forward to kick-start their TNM Super League title defence campaign.
In an interview yesterday, Bullets assistant coach Peter ‘Mjojo’ Mponda said the players are undergoing strenuous training due to the lengthy period of inactivity.
He said: “The players have gone for about nine months without playing football; hence, being put through rigorous training with emphasis on improving their fitness levels.
“Our first session for the day starts at 6am, the second at 9am and then the final one at 3pm.
“The guys are responding well and we believe that at the end of this training camp, we will be ready to start the season.”
The camp training started on Monday and will last nine days.
Mponda also said they have a full squad.
Head coach Callisto Pasuwa was quoted by MBC Radio 2FM as having said that they will also work on team bonding and spirit.
The Zimbabwean tactician, however, bemoaned the period between now and the start of the season on November 21, saying it is not enough for adequate preparations.
“It is not enough and its dangerous for players as they risk getting injured. We should have been given six weeks or more.
“Anyway, we will overload the players while trying to manage their recovery,” said Pasuwa.