Nyasa Big Bullets have said four of their players, who are with the Flames in South Africa, will join the team on Wednesday in Johannesburg enroute to Durban for Friday’s CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg against AmaZulu FC.
The four are goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe, defenders Gomezgani Chirwa and Nixon Nyasulu and midfielder Chimwemwe Idana.
Bullets chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda said in an interview yesterday that they have already made arrangements with Football Association of Malawi (FAM) on the same.
He said: “This means we’ll link up with the players on Wednesday in Johannesburg before connecting to Durban.
“We’ll just have to change the date of their return tickets.”
Bullets coach Callisto Pasuwa said they have taken advantage of the Fifa international dates to step up their preparations for the first leg.
“Of course, we would have loved to have a full squad, but four of our players are with the national team, so we have to concentrate on those that are available,” he said.
Meanwhile, Bullets have registered eight more players for the 2021/22 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League campaign.
The People’s Team is set to depart for South Africa this Wednesday.
Initially, the TNM Super League defending champions registered 23 players, but according to FAM licensing and compliance manager Casper Jangale, they made the eight additions before the August 31 deadline.
The eight players John Lanjesi, Alick Lungu, Henry Kabichi and Stanley Billiat, Precious Phiri, Ben Manyozo, Lanjesi Nkhoma and Anthony Mfune
“Most of the players already belonged to the club, but were not initially registered for the CAF tournament,” he said.