- Pasuwa attends coach interviews
Former Zimbabwe Warriors coach Callisto Pasuwa yesterday attended interviews with Nyasa Big Bullets before watching the People’s Team beat Zanzibar champions Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi Sports Club (JKU) 2-0 at Kamuzu Stadium.
The former Dynamos coach is favourite to take over as head coach at Bullets but chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya said two more candidates also underwent interviews.
“The board will pick one out of the three interviewed candidates which includes Pasuwa,” he said.
However, Pasuwa seemed keen to take up the position as he enjoyed the match Bullets played against JKU under caretaker coach Heston Munthali who was in charge after Bullets fired Rogers Yasin and Elia Kananji.
Featuring mostly players that have been starved of game time such as goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe, Sankhani Mkandawire, Miracle Gabeya, Dalitso Sailesi and Chimango Kayira, Bullets dominated the visitors, who arrived on Friday evening and struggled on the artificial turf more especially in the first-half due to fatigue.
Stand-in captain Mkandawire put Bullets in the lead in the 13th minute after volleying from left-back Emmanuel Zoya long throw-in.
Nelson Kangunje doubled the lead just after half-hour mark from the spot, after a JKU player handled in the box.
The second-half was uneventful as Bullets still dominated play but were wasteful in front of goal.
After the match, stand-in assistant coach and team manager James Chilapondwa said they decided to give a chance to players that have not been active as the team is preparing for CAF Champions League.
“We will need every player to be [match] fit when playing in CAF Champions League. That is why we ensured that as many players as possible played today. The response was good. We played good football and managed to score two goals,” he said.
JKU are today expected to play Be Forward Wanderers at the same venue.