Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC), sponsors of Big Bullets Reserves and senior team have come up with a conclusion that the Reserve side which got promoted to the TNM Super League will not take their place in the topflight.
The conclusion comes after an ongoing conundrum on whether the team would meet Football Association of Malawi’s Club Licensing requirements of taking part in the Malawi’s elite League after clinching the Chitetezo Mbaula Southern Region Football Association League.
The team’s outgoing Chief Executive Officer, Fleetwood Haiya, confirmed the development to a local leading Newspaper.
“Bullets Reserve will remain our junior side. They are not going to play in the Super League. There are several players who have been promoted to the main team, while others will be sent on loan to get game time and return later,” he said.
Haiya also indicated that the League’s place has been offered to Ntopwa FC, and their plans are to continue nurturing the talent in the Reserves team.
“We have extended the offer for a place in the Super League to Ntopwa. We had other teams in mind but we settled for Ntopwa and they have taken it up.
“But we will continue supporting and motivating our reserve side so that it keeps winning the Premier Division title. We want the young players to grow up with a winning mentality before we promote them to the senior team,” Haiya said.
Reacting to the news Ntopwa FC owner Isaac Jomo Osman, expressed gratitude over the gesture.
“We were expecting it. We knew that Bullets would not have two teams in the Super League. I am personally very thankful to Bullets for their kind gesture.
“I also thank stakeholders who advised Bullets on this matter. I am currently running around to ensure that we fulfill all the requirements to compete in the Super League,” Osman told the Paper.