Former Nyasa Big Bullets players on Wednesday elected Isaac Msuku as committee chairperson of their newly-formed social football team dubbed Ex-BB Stars.
The former People’s Team midfielder took the hot-seat unopposed during polls at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, after the outfit lost 1-2 to Mudi Socials in their second match. They beat Southern Region (SR) Socials 3-2 in their first match last week.
Mike Mkuntha is vice-chairperson while Chancy Gondwe, Rahim Ishmael, James Chilapondwa, Fundi Akidu and Peter Mponda are general secretary, vice-general secretary, treasurer, vice-treasurer and spokesperson, respectively. Former Bullets chairperson Trouble Kalua is the legal adviser.
John Phiri, MacDonald Yobe, Mzee Jossam, Swadick Sanudi, Jimmy Zakazaka, Thom Kazembe, Heston Munthali, Shadreck Chikhosi and Andrew Chikhosi are members alongside South Africa-based Patrick Mabedi, USA-based Mphatso Namwali and UK-based Jones Nkhwazi and his brother Osborne, Acton Munthali and Petros Mwalweni.
Msuku said the outfit will strive to keep former footballers in shape, sharing ideas on how to assist fellow veterans that are financially struggling and engage in charity works.
“It is no secret that most former Bullets players are struggling financially and we believe it could be wise to help each other while playing social football,” he said.
Nyasa Manufacturing Company managing director Fleetwood Haiya, whose firm sponsors Big Bullets, said the company will try its best to assist the veterans achieve their goals. Former Bullets general secretary Higger Mkandawire yesterday said the former players have started a good initiative that can help them support each other and “I appeal to the public and Bullets family to give them all the necessary support”.