Nsazurwimo Ramadhan is expected to arrive in the country this afternoon from South Africa to kick-start his month-long task to improve Big Bullets’ firepower.
Bullets general secretary Harold Fote has said the engagement of Ramadhan should be a wake-up call to the team’s coaching panel led by Elia Kananji.
Fote was responding to a question on whether Ramadhan’s coming should be viewed as loss of confidence in the coaches.
“I can confirm that he is arriving tomorrow [today]. Of course, his coming should give the coaches food for thought because having identified that our major problem was scoring, we beefed up the playing squad with quality players, but there has been no notable improvement,” said Fote.
He cited the acquisition of Frazer Menyani, Jaffalie Chande, Mussa Manyenje and Tizgowere Kumwenda.
“We have quality strikers, but we still can’t score. So, yes they need to pull up their socks,” said the People’s Team GS.
Asked whether they have set any targets for Ramadhan, Fote said their expectation is that the team should improve on the scoring rate.
“It’s not just about winning, because we have been winning, but its about improving our scoring rate,” he said.
Fote also said the club’s chairperson Kondie Msungama has offered to meet half of Ramadhan’s expenses while Bullets will meet the other half.
The estimated costs of bringing Ramadhan into the country for a month are at just over K1 million and they include return air ticket (K260 000), accommodation (K250 000), fuel (K200 000), meals (K175 000), training allowance (K43 750) game bonuses (K90 000) and entertainment allowance (K50 000).
Ramadhan had a successful stint with the Bullets between the late 1990s and the turn of the millennium in which he guided them to Super League championships and cups.