EliaKananji has unofficially started his new job as Big Bullets head coach without signing a contract.
The former Blantyre United coach and Bullets general secretary Harold Fote confirmed the development at the weekend.
Kananji’s first task was the Lilongwe University of Law Bonanza that was held in Lilongwe.
“I can confirm that I have started my new job though unofficially as I am yet to sign a contract.
“In principle, we have agreed on the terms and I have been assured that once we return to Blantyre, I will be given the contract,” said Kananji.
Fote said the reason Kananji is yet to put pen to paper is that they were revising the paperwork.
“It is no big deal. We had to review his contract because initially, we had targeted him for the position of assistant coach to [Nsanzurwimo] Ramadhan and now that Ramadhan’s deal did not materialise, we had to review the contract as he will be the head coach,” said Fote.
Meanwhile, Fote has said they will offer contracts to both their coaches and players within the week.
He said the contracts are essential in ensuring that the team benefits from the transfer of players to other clubs.
Recently, the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) allowed former Bullets midfielder ChimangoKayira to go for free to a Mozambican club because there was no document to authenticate Bullets’ claims that the player was theirs.
Fote said they will start with the signing of coaches on Tuesday, when they will officially endorse Kananji as head coach and Mabvuto Lungu and Lloyd Nkhwazi as his deputies.
“After we are done with the technical panel’s contracts, we will ask coaches to give us names of players they feel they would be comfortable to work within the next TNM Super League season that starts on April 19,” said Fote.