Nyasa Big Bullets and coach Callisto Pasuwa have reached an agreement over some clauses in his contract and the Zimbabwean mentor has committed to a one-year deal.
Pasuwa’s local representative Felix Ngamanya Sapao on Tuesday confirmed that the two parties have finally struck a deal.
Among other clauses, Bullets wanted to tie the Zimbabwe national football team coach to a two-year deal, but he insisted on a year-long contract.
“There were a few clauses that Pasuwa was not happy with in the contract, but the issue has been sorted out and he will sign the contract once he returns from Harare,” said Sapao.
One of Zimbabwe’s dailies, The Herald, on Tuesday reported that the deal was finalised at 4.30pm on Monday.
“After thrashing out some few clauses, which he was not comfortable with, the two parties reached an agreement on Monday.
“It is believed that in the new contract, Nyasa Bullets sought to tie the former Dynamos coach to a long term contract, while Pasuwa wanted a shorter one,” reads part of the report.
But while a source confided in The Nation on Sunday that Pasuwa had returned to Zimbabwe in frustration over the disagreements, The Herald stated that the Bullets gaffer “was forced to briefly return home during contract discussions to re-unite with his daughter who was studying outside the country”.
There were reports Pasuwa returned to Harare amid disagreements over some clauses in his contract.
It also quoted his close friend Dee Shorai Muchineripi as having confirmed that the two parties had struck a deal with the gaffer set to travel to Malawi during the week to join the team and his assistants, who began pre-season training on Monday.
“They agreed on a one-year contract. They thrashed out the few sticking points which were never about monetary issues, but just some omissions and errors,” Muchineripi was quoted as having said.
“It is a decent contract, with a good offer on the table. He is targeting the league title and, at least, two other trophies this season.” Pasuwa guided the People’s Team to back-to-back TNM Super League titles in 2018 and last year.