Nyasa Big Bullets FC and coach Callisto Pasuwa’s local representative Felix Ngamanya Sapao yesterday contradicted over the extension of the Zimbabwean mentor’s deal.
While the People’s Team chief administration officer Albert Chigoga said that the two parties had sealed a two-year deal, Sapao said the Zimbabwean tactician is yet to put pen to paper.
Said Chigoga: “We have finalised the deal and he [Pasuwa] has signed a two-year contract extension.”
But Sapao said his client is yet to sign the contract “because negotiations are still on going.”
He said: “Pasuwa has not signed the contract yet. There are some issues that need to be sorted out first.”
A source confided in The Nation yesterday that Pasuwa flew back to Harare on Saturday in frustration after failing to agree on some terms of the contract.
“Initially, Pasuwa committed to sign the contract, but changed his mind upon noticing that some terms had been changed.
“He was here for the past 10 days to conclude the deal and was supposed to get down to work on Tuesday [tomorrow] for pre-season training, but he has since returned to Zimbabwe,” said the source.
Sapao also confirmed that the Bullets tactician had returned to Harare, but declined to comment on whether there were misunderstandings.
Meanwhile media reports in Zimbabwe have linked Pasuwa with a possible return to fallen giants Dynamos FC who are on a desperate bid for revival.
The Sunday Mail yesterday reported that Pasuwa is also understood to be “very much” on the radar of some Zambian clubs and is, therefore, “not keen on a deal that is beyond one more year with the club he guided to a successful defence of the championship”.
The newspaper further reported that Pasuwa is also understood to be a target for some clubs in Tanzania.
“Domestic champions FC Platinum had hoped to lure him to Zvishavane when Norman Mapeza left. However, Pasuwa seems keen on another dance with the Malawians, at least for now,” reads part of the report.
The former Zimbabwe national team coach, who guided the Warriors to 2017 Africa Cup of Nations’ qualification, guided Bullets to back-to-back TNM Super League glory. Before that, he led Dynamos FC to four straight Castle Premier League titles.