Just in time. Nyasa Big Bullets and Masters Security beat yesterday’s cut-off point to confirm participation in 2019/2020 editions of CAF tournaments.
Bullets will, again, take part in the CAF Champions League while Masters will compete in the CAF Confederation Cup.
The People’s Team director responsible for administration Albert Chigoga yesterday said they were through with the first phase.
“We have finalised the process and we have undertaken to meet all the requirements. We will be submitting the documents to FAM today for their perusal,” he said.
Masters’ owner and chairperson Alfred Gangata also said they had finalised the process.
“Our documents are ready for submission and we should be doing that by close of business today [yesterday]. No fuss.
“We are also ready for the tournament both financially and technically. Remember this is not the first time for us to take part in the competition,” he said.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale yesterday said in principle both teams had met yesterday’s deadline to submit documents committing their participation.
“I have been contacted by Bullets to say they are ready with the documents and we are also expecting Masters to submit theirs later today,” he said.
Jangale said they are switching to player-registration starting from today.
“It’s one step at a time and I believe we are on track,” he said.
Bullets took part in the previous edition of the Champions League, but were eliminated in the preliminary round by Gor Mahia of Kenya on away goal rule.
Masters’ Migwanya first took part in the Confederation Cup last year, but were booted out in the preliminary round (5-0 on aggregate) by Angolan side Petro Atletico.