Zimbabwean coach Callisto Pasuwa has tabled a counter-offer to Nyasa Big Bullets as he seeks to extend his romance with the People’s Team.
This comes in the wake of Bullets’ three-year offer to the former Zimbabwe national football team and Dynamos FC mentor.
Pasuwa’s manager Gibson Mahachi was quoted by The Herald of Zimbabwe yesterday as having said a deal was close, “but there were still some loose ends to deal with”.
He said: “We are still negotiating. I am sure he was also satisfied with the working conditions he found there and is confident of achieving more with the team.
“It’s only that we are still negotiating and in the next one or two days we will have concluded. They have tabled their offer and today
we sent our counter-offer and we are waiting for their feedback.”
Bullets chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya at the weekend said they had agreed “in principle” to a three-year contract with Pasuwa and that what remained was to finalise the paperwork.
He blamed the delay to seal the deal on lack of access to social media, Internet and telephone services in Zimbabwe following recent nationwide protests over the country’s economic crisis.
Pasuwa’s initial two and a half months contract with Bullets expired at the end of last month.
He took over the mantle from Rogers Yasin and Elia Kananji in October and was given a target of winning the TNM Super League title as a condition for a long-term romance with the People’s Team. At that point, Bullets were already on course to win the league, but Pasuwa did the rest to perfection by sealing the title with a game to spare.