Bullets differ with supporters on football return

Nyasa Big Bullets FC

Nyasa Big Bullets supporters should not be using economic problems teams are facing to call for the return of football as the team's management thinks it is not still safe.

Concerned football supporters stormed Football Association of Malawi (FAM) offices on Wednesday where they gave 30 May as deadline for the TNM Super League season to resume or they will hold demonstrations.

They argued that it is not fair to postpone the league as part of the regulations to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19) while politicians defy the orders.

Interestingly, those that delivered the petition at FAM offices in Chiwembe, Blantyre included Bullets' director of supporters, Stone Mwamadi and his general secretary Mabvuto Chibambo.

 

They were in company of Be Forward Wanderers supporters' committee chairperson, Mervin Nkunika and his general secretary, Sam Mponda.

But during a press briefing on Thursday at its offices in Mandala, Blantyre, Bullets Chief Administration Officer, Albert Chigoga said they concur with FAM on the need to consult relevant authorities to bring back the game of football in the next three months.

"As a football club, we are also concerned about the health and well-being of the public, including our players, team members, club officials and our supporters. The club subscribes to the safety measures our authorities are advocating against the spread of Coronavirus which causes Covid-19. For this reason, we were the first team in the country to suspend training sessions because we believe that safety of our players and officials is of utmost importance.

Just like any other club in the country, we would have loved football to resume as quickly as possible. However, there are football authorities who are mandated to administer the football and we will therefore await their guidance on the issue," Chigoga said.

He then urged its supporters and all Malawians to adhere to safety measures so that the virus is contained and the players return on the field of play.

He further said Nyasa Big Bullets FC is willing to follow the advice as long as safety of all the stakeholders is provided during the football matches when authorities decide to have the games resume.

Bullets have not been spared by the effect of the virus.

The TNM Super League champion are eyeing defending the title this year.