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Malawi: Trouble Brewing At Nyasa BB, Fischer Snubs Disciplinary Committee

21 May 2016 18:44:55 AllAfrica News: Latest

There is growing frustration among some players at Nyasa Big Bullets as the club owes players more than K40 million (about $60 000) in signing on fees which were supposed to be paid before the kick off of the new season.

Vice All News Time21 May 2016 18:44:55


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Nyasa Bullets qualify for round of 16 Malawi Presidential Cup

11 May 2016 20:46:32 Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi

Nyasa Big Bullets became the latest team to reach the round of 16 of the Presidential Football Cup following a 3-0 nil win over Malawi Defence Force (MDF) Marine at the Kamuzu Stadium on a Wednesday afternoon. Nyasa Big Bullets FC thorough to national draw Rising Mike Mkwate opened the scoring as early as 12 minutes into the first half but the MDF team was quick to react with better ball possession despite failing to find the net. Andrew Phiri and Samuel Botomani were a marvel to watch for the Southern region premier division side but their efforts could not produce the goals. Midway the first half, Bullets Coach Franco Ndawa made a substitution taking off George Nyirenda for Davie Ng’ambi. Nyirenda was not happy with decision as he showed it through his gesture and action. His actions did not please Bullets fans who booed him when he went down the tunnel. Nyirenda’s substitution made immediate impact as his replacement had an assist towards Bullets second goal with Chiukepo Msowoya on the score-sheet towards the end of the first half. Marine began the second half a better team between the two but just like they did in the first half could not turn their chances into goals. Both teams made several substitutions in the second half but it was Bullets who were on the scoresheet again, this time around Muhammad Sulumba tapping in from a Chiukepo Msowoya neat pass. After the game, Bullets Technical Director Billy Tewesa was pleased with the result and could not hide his excitement. “We are delighted with the progress. We made several changes to the team that played against MAFCO and it proved positive. We are focusing ahead and hope to win the competition,” said Tewesa. Asked on what action the team will take on George Nyirenda’s actions when he was substituted, Tewesa said the team will sit down and analyse the situation before taking action. “We are not happy with what he (referring to George Nyirenda) did. He should live by example as a senior player. I can assure you that very soon we will sit down and analyse it before making a decision,” said Tewesa. In his remarks, MDF Marine Coach Hazily Ziusa congratulated Bullets for progressing to the round of 16 of the competition.

Vice null Time11 May 2016 20:46:32


Malawi: Piksy to Perform With Nyasa Candy in Dublin April 30

24 April 2016 17:56:22 AllAfrica News: Latest

Top Malawian rapper Piksy, who is currently in England has said he will fly to Ireland and hold a promising show in Dublin on Saturday 30 April before heading back home.

Vice All News Time24 April 2016 17:56:22


Chimango Kayira Hints At Nyasa Bullets Return

17 March 2016 05:37:48 WN.com - Africa News

Malawi national team midfield workhorse Chimango Kayira says he would like to return to play for Nyasa Big Bullets soon after he has seen out his remaining two year contract with a Mozambican club side Costa Du Sol. ......

Vice All News Time17 March 2016 05:37:48


Bullets Hold Off Crisis to Continue Enjoying Nyasa Sponsorship

16 March 2016 13:30:06 WN.com - Africa News

Malawi champions Nyasa Big Bullets FC have navigated through their current crisis by accepting all conditions their sponsor Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) imposed on the club to keep the K500 million five-year sponsorship. ......

Vice All News Time16 March 2016 13:30:06


Bullets risk losing Nyasa sponsorship: ‘Civil war’ in Malawi champions camp

11 March 2016 11:10:47 Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi

Malawi's most prestigious football team, Big Bullets risk losing a multi million Kwacha ( $900,000) sponsorship deal with a cigarette manufacturing company, due to the infighting which has taken centre stage in the executive committee of the club. Noel Lipipa: Trouble rocking Bullets camp Bullets inked a controversial deal with country's sole cigarette manufacturer Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) which rolled out in January but the company has warned it may stop bankrolling the club. Chairman of Nyasa, Konrad Buckle said he is not amused with the cracks in the Bullets camp especially over money issues as the finance committee has reportedly been dissolved. Some officials are against the finance committee’s chairperson, Isaac Norman, being part of the board. The Nyasa letter which Nyasa Times has sourced , Buckle has expressed concerns over a cocktail of issues. "We have been following events surrounding the club in the media, newsprint and the social media. As the chairman of Nyasa ,I am very concerned with the bad publicity the team is getting, which is directly affecting us as a partner,” Buckle said. “We have done our research, and we have realised that that there is in fighting between the executive members and all of you know, that weak members creates a weak club," reads part of the letter signed by Buckle. Buckle warned Bullets of the risk of losing the sponsorship if the infighting continues. "Let me remind you that Nyasa Manufacturing Company is a brand and we would not want our brand to be affected or associated by such infighting, lack of discipline and lack of expertise to manage a business,” he said. Adding with a stern warning: “We therefore would like to warn your Board and Executive Committee that you risk the embarrassment of losing another sponsorship if this does not stop and the current leadership and contractual obligations are not supported. “We have privately discussed this pertinent issue with several neutral parties and we believe that this in fighting between the current chairman, Sadik Malinga, Alex Kondwe, Peter Mandiza and Noel Lipipa is detrimental to the club management, welfare and future of this amazing football team. The bad publicity and infighting is very clear in the contract - it’s a breach of the contract (with serious consequences). “The reason that Nyasa selected BB for sponsorship is because we believe in the club ,the current chairman and the brand. We were also aware that for last ten or eleven years nobody wanted to sponsor BB for exactly the same reasons ,infighting and lack of leadership." Nyasa has claimed its cigarette sales have declined in the past weeks “due to the ongoing negative publicity.” Buckle pointed out: “ Regrettably, It seems nothing has changed regarding the management and welfare of the People’s Team and the blatant misuse of club earnings and funds.” Chilunga, who chairs the 1967-founded team, t said the deal with Nyasa is a “strategic business partnership” and the cigarette company “uses the team's supporters' base to enhance their brand. The chair of supporters committee, Stone Mwamadi, has blamed some members of the executive for leaking to the media the internal squabbles, including the sponsor’s letter, instead of resolving matters internally. Bullets, twice champions of the country’s Super League and who command the biggest fan base spread throughout the tiny and soccer-mad southern African nation, has been without sponsorship for nine years since former president Bakili Muluzi sponsored them for two years. Most of the 16 teams in Malawi's poorly-run amateur super league are sponsored by the Army, Police and government. The rest are owned by private clubs.

Vice null Time11 March 2016 11:10:47


Sulumba unveiled at Nyasa Bullets: Malawi champs start training

11 February 2016 13:35:25 Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi

TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets have unveiled their new signing Muhamad Sulumba from Blantyre United after signing a three-year contract, frustrating Mighty Be Forward Wanderers who wanted to sign him for permanent after a successful loan stint last season. Sulumba being unveiled by Bullets club officials and Nyasa representative Bullets chairman Samuel Chilunga hailed Sulumba "one of the top strikers in Malawi." Chilunga was delighted that the striker had agreed to join the ranks at the Peoples Team after making a dramatic U-turn over his move to Lali Lubani Road - the home of Wanderers. Sulumba said he was attracted by the character of Bullets and their reputation for never giving up, even claiming they were going to defend the Super League title for the third year. "What I like the most about Bullets is the character. It’s a new challenge for me. Excited to be at my new home Bullets,” said Sulumba. According to Chilunga the People’s Team resumed training on Tuesday at Kamuzu Stadium under the guidance of Mabvuto Lungu and Lloyd Nkhwazi. Lungu will not going the team to the title defence because who does not hold a CAF B license which the Football Association of Malawi (FAM)—under the Club Licensing System (CLS)—is enforcing as a minimum requirement for the top-flight league coaches. Bullets former centre back George Nyirenda has also resumed training with the club after terminating his contract with top Zimbabwean side Caps United. The club has also two realists from Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Premier League side Ndirande Icons.

Vice null Time11 February 2016 13:35:25


Nyasa Bullets stadium to be constructed in Blantyre

28 January 2016 17:23:56 Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi

Malawi football champions Nyasa Big Bullets big wigs are applying to Ministry of Lands and Housing for land in Blantyre on which to construct the stadium for the club. Bullets fans to have proper home ground and their stands...Photo By Jeromy Kadewere. Nyasa Bullets chairperson Sam Chilunga said the club’s board of trustees approved the project, saying once the land has been approved, the project “ will start immediately.” According to The Nation , Chilunga said the trustees, the supporters and the executive committee will all have their own fundraising activities for the stadium project. “We hope that everyone will be committed,” he said. Chilunga said the capacity of the stadium will be determined by the size of land provided and resources. Bullets recently signed a multi-million kwacha partnership agreement with Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC). Chilunga said the club will not solely rely on the funds from the deal.

Vice All News Time28 January 2016 17:23:56


Bullets Dominate Malawi TNM Super League Awards - Nyasa Times Shine in Media Gongs

18 January 2016 10:24:35 WN.com - Africa News

TNM in conjunction with Super League of Malawi on Thursday presented awards to deserving teams and individuals, including journalists who provided best coverage for the league in the 2015-16 edition. ......

Vice All News Time18 January 2016 10:24:35


Malawi champs change name to Nyasa Big Bullets: Chiukepo lauds teammates

04 January 2016 11:11:32 Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi

Malawi's most prestigious football team, Big Bullets who inked a $900,000 sponsorship deal with the country’s sole cigarette manufacturer Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC), have announced change of name to Nyasa Big Bullets after rolling out of the sponsorship deal from Jnauary 1, the club’s chairman Samuel Chilunga has said. It's Nyasa Big Bullets Nyasa Company-official with-Bullets-faithfuls Top striker Chiukepo Msowoya. Chilunga said the team’s name has since changed from Big Bullets to Nyasa Big Bullets in accordance with the agreement which he described as “a strategic business partnership”. “As per the contract agreement, the partnership officially came into effect on January 1. The funding will be coming in monthly tranches and we expect to get the first tranche this coming week,” said Chilunga. The 1967-founded team will be getting K100 million per season. Nyasa managing director Demo Kalaitzis said : “We saw it wise to partner the biggest football team in the country. We want to use Bullets brand to market our products and we believe it is a viable deal.” He called on Malawians to support Nyasa cigarette brands such as Super King, Super Menthol, 2010 Menthol, 2010 Virginia and Nyasa Fodya. Bullets, defending champions of the country’s TNM Super League back-to-back and who command the biggest fan base in the country, has been without sponsorship for nine years since former president Bakili Muluzi sponsored them for two years. Chiukepo says ‘thank you’ Meanwhile, Bullets FC striker Chiukepo Msowoya has attributed his success at the club to good coordination with teammates. Chiukepo was brought to Malawi’s top league champions while struggling for form due to among other things injury plague. But the burly forward has proved that he has not lost his magic boots which took him to South Africa’s top league giants Orlando Pirates. He inspired Bullets to defend the title by scoring 14 league goals to become joint top-goal scorer alongside Red Lions’ Innocent Bokosi earning himself best striker accolade at his club. “I am grateful to Bullets for playing a critical role in reviving my career. In this vain I would like to thank my fellow players for warmly welcoming me at the club,” he said. “If it wasn’t for their support I would not have managed to achieve what I have achieved just during my debut season at Bullets.” He also attributed his success to divine intervention after a not-so-rosy time while playing professional football especially at Orlando Pirates and Mozambique top league’s Costol do Sol where he was released as a free agent. Former Bullets coach Burundian tactician Nsanzarwimo Ramadhan had confidence in the player and was instrumental in bringing him to the Red Army. He has also been re-established his mark as a prolific national team striker having scored critical goals under the tutelage of coach Ernest Mtawali.

Vice null Time04 January 2016 11:11:32