Nyasa Big Bullets Chairperson, Noel Lipipa, has said they fired three members of the People’s Team’s technical panel due to alleged sabotage.


The club on Wednesday night parted
ways with Team Manager, Rahim
Ishmael, Assistant Coach Mabvuto
Lungu and Goalkeepers’ Trainer,
Swadick Sanudi, just a few days after
the team lost miserably 3-0 to rivals,
Be Forward Wanderers, in the first leg
of Bus Ipite Bonanza.
Lipipa said the sacked members of the
panel were not advancing Bullets’
“We were pulling in opposite direction.
As an executive committee, we are
doing our best to motivate the players
so that we should defend the league
and win the bus. They cheated us that
the players trained on Wednesday, but
we discovered that they did not,” Lipipa
“To make matters worse, they told the
players that only the first eleven would
get a huge bonus and the players
boycotted training. Actually, we did not
know their intention and this is a clear
sign that they were sabotaging us.”
Lipipa said following the sacking of the
trio, Lloyd Nkhwazi will still be in
charge of the team as Head Coach
whereas as Assistant Coach Elia
Kananji will double as Technical
Advisor and Team Manager for the
remainder of the season.
Ishmael yesterday said he was not
“I have been part of the Bullets’ family
in my whole life and I will remain part
of them. Let God forgive anyone who is
accusing us of sabotage,” Ishmael
Lungu and Sanudi could not be
Bullets are hunting for their 14th league
title as they are just a point behind
leaders, Kamuzu Barracks (KB), on 57
points from 29 games.
Bullets must beat unpredictable Blue
Eagles tomorrow and hope that KB
drop points against Dwangwa United at
Chitowe Stadium on the same day.
If KB win against Dwangwa, they will
automatically be crowned champions