It's all about planning says newly-recrowned TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets coach Kalitso Pasuwa.
Bullets sealed their fourth TNM Super League title under the Zimbabwean tactician with a win over Moyale Barracks over the weekend. It is also the club's 16th overall title,
“If you plan well, you win games. As Bullets, we play so many games so we planned for each and every game that is coming ahead and it has helped us because we have been rotating players. We registered 30 players [and] everyone had a chance [to play] and I think by now you have seen the reward of it.”
Pasuwa also opened up about his decision to release 11 senior players and promote youngsters from the reserves side.
“It was what management wanted and they had given me homework where they wanted us to rebuild the team hence the reason why we had to revamp the whole team and bring in the youngsters.
“But also, we had a time where we went down in terms of our play and I saw the pressure was coming from all the corners, but I think we contained it and we managed to go all the way with full throttle and we are here now as champions-elect.”
The People’s team only registered two back-to-back defeats in the CAF Champions League to Simba SC of Tanzania and a single TNM Super League defeat away to Mafco FC.
“We have a lot of youngsters that we brought into the team. We need to trust them even if I am not there, let them play, and I think this year was a learning phase for them. You saw how we struggled in the Champions League; we didn’t have the experience, so we need them to learn [because] when we go to Champions League that’s where we can say that we are ready to play football.”
Bullets have opened an eight-point gap over second-placed Blue Eagles with two more games to play.
Bullets will play the two remaining games at home against Karonga United on Wednesday before hosting Dedza Dynamos to wrap up the 2022 TNM Super League campaign.