Nyasa Big Bullets (NBB) has said one of its longest serving players Fischer Kondowe is not on coach Kalitso Pasuwa's 29-member final 2020 squad having voluntarily bowed out.
News of Kondowe being dropped have been circulating despite him insisting he still has the stamina to go on playing. The midfield maestro is a fitness junkie who has been known to arrive for training hours ahead of schedule to excercise.
Kondowe has been dropped along with Bashir Maunde who joined from Tigers FC some five years ago.
Clarifying, Bullets chief administrative officer Albert Chigoga said Kondowe asked the coach to be allowed to bow out.
He explained that the reason for Kondowe leaving was to foster young blood to have game time and build the future team.
"I sat down with him [Kondowe] when he came to my office where he told me he has asked Coach Pasuwa he wants to rest considering his contract is also nearing its end this month end," he said.
Speaking to Kulinji.com on his reaction Kondowe concurred with Chigoga and pointed out that he has had knee and ligament injury for close to two year now and it has been boggling him down hence calling in time to rest.
"I played the Karonga game but I was just forcing myself and rested after the 1-1 draw derby then the foot kept on to which thought maybe I should rest. Take what the GS is saying because it is how it is," Kondowe said.
In term of his fitness Kondowe said he is in still in shape and will continue with his fitness regiment now that he will be resting.
"Maybe in the future I might come back but I do not want to just add numbers but to come back to do something that people will not believe it."
Looking ahead Kondowe said he wants to groom the youth saying whoever will take it will become great because of the knowledge and skills he has.
"I do not want to block others but help them perhaps go further than the 23 years that I have been on the football pitch. God is my witness, I want to develop football," said the winger.
The club which is run by Nyasa Manufacturing Company said the team will also get one more recruit to beef up the squad before March 31.
NBB recently signed Micheck Selemani from Karonga United and Zicco Mkanda from rival Be Forward Wanderers ahead of their league defence which has been suspended.