Fomboni Club de Moheil, Big Bullets’ opponents in next weekend’s 2015 CAF Champions League match, have been boosted by the return to the Comoros of their Mauritian coach Moise Loub last week.
Loub disappeared back to Mauritius soon after securing Fomboni the 2014 Comoros Island Premier League, sparking speculation that he was gone for good. However, Fomboni’s Malawian striker Wister Phiri confirmed the coach’s return.
“Everything is fine. The preparations are going on well and we are just waiting for the day. The coach is back and he has brought with him a striker from Mauritius called Marius,” the ex-MTL Wanderers player said.
In Loub’s absence, Fomboni assistant coach Ibrahim Chaouchi used to train the team and was later assisted by Comoros national team coach.
Bullets are expected to travel to the Comoros, tucked off the coast of Tanzania and Mozambique, for the first leg of the preliminary round, before hosting them two weeks later.
However, Bullets’ trip has faced some financial challenges forcing the team to revise its budget from K30 million to K15 million.
It is expected that Bullets will reduce the travel expenses by travelling by road to Tanzania from where they will catch a flight to the Comoros.
Bullets will play home and away with opponents in each of three qualifying rounds before securing a slot in the lucrative group stages where teams get appearance fees from CAF.