Nyasa Big Bullets head coach Franco Ndawa says he will not be intimidated by the opposition surrounding his appointment.
The former Be Forward Wanderers mentor said this during his first training session in charge of Bullets at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Tuesday following his appointment last week.
Some executive committee members have expressed reservations about Ndawa’s appointment arguing that they were not aware of the move.
But Ndawa said he was focused on improving the team while hinting that he will stay at the club for a long time.
“I have got nothing to do with those that don’t want me. I have come here to work as a coach,” said Ndawa.
The coach has called for unity in the team saying it will make the team achieve its dreams of winning a treble this season.
Bullets technical director Billy Tewesa, who recommended the coach to the executive committee, said the former Silver Strikers coach’s vast experience makes him the right candidate for the post.
“Apart from his experience, Franco is someone who has authority and he is aggressive as well. He will push the players hard and that’s what we wanted,” he said.
Tewesa could not be drawn to disclose the length of Ndawa’s contract saying “we will tell you that during his unveiling ceremony. But my wish is that he stays here longer.”
Ndawa’s first assignment comes this weekend when Bullets face Zimbabwe champions Dynamos in two friendly matches to commemorate the sponsorship agreement between the People’s Team and Nyasa Manufacturing Company.
Ironically, Ndawa started his football career at Bullets back in the 1980s. n