Kananji declines to sign contract at Bullets

Written by  Yamikani Simutowe

Nyasa Big Bullets Assistant Coach Eliah Kananji has declined to sign a 10-month contract the Blantyre based side has offered to its technical panel, MBC can reveal.


Head coach Rogers Yasin, Goalkeepers' trainer Swadick Sanudi and Strikers trainer, Heston Munthali, have signed the contracts ahead of the 2018 TNM Super League.

When contacted, Kananji declined to comment on the matter and referred MBC to the Club's Chief Executive Officer Fleetwood Haiya, whose phone could not be reached.

But inside sources confirmed the development, claiming that the former Blantyre United mentor is unhappy with some of the conditions and duration of the contract.

"He is unhappy with the element of being hired on short time basis and some of the conditions are not conducive, such that he asked the Executive Committee to come out clear, but they are not forthcoming," said one of the sources, who asked not be mentioned.

The league is expected to kick off on April 14 2018.

Meanwhile, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) General Secretary Williams Banda told MBC  each team will receive jerseys for home and away assigments.

Banda hoped that the teams and their supporters will exercise discpline.

"We have released the opening fixtures and the venue for some games will be announced later. I must acknowledge that we don't have enough venues; MDC Ground and Kamuzu Stadium are still closed. Rehabilitation works are nearing completion," said Banda.

Silver Strikers will start the campaign with a home assignment against 2017 Champions Mighty Be Forward Wanderers.

The venue for this thrilling encounter will be announced next week.

TN Stars, who have just been promoted into the top flight league, will host Blue Eagles at newly constructed Kasungu Stadium.

Rookies Karonga United host Azam Tigers at Karonga Stadium. Dwangwa United will equally start the campaign with home assignment against Red Lions at Chitowe Stadium at Chitowe Stadium with Mzuni FC hosting debutants Nchalo United at Mzuzu Stadium.

And on Sunday, April 15, Kamuzu Barracks will host Bullets at Civo Stadium. Mafco will host Red Lions at Chitowe Stadium; Masters Secirity will face off with Civil Sporting at Dedza Stadium with Moyale Barracks hosting Nchalo United at Mzuzu Stadium.

Coach for Nchalo United Charles Manda said his charges are for this campaign and that "they have come to stay in the top flight league."

The former Flames and Wanderers defender also said his charges will be able to absorb heat in the league.

"We have assembled a good squad. The players fought a good fight in the Premier Division to earn promotion and we are hoping for the best in the TNM Super League as we have maintained the squad that won the championship in the south," said Manda.

Club Manager for TN Stars Chipeta said his charges are mentally and physically prepared for the showdown.

He said the friendly matches they have played so far, enabled them to identify areas that needed to be polished up before their super league match.

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