Former President Dr. Bakili Muluzi has denied media reports that the People’s team Big Bullets approached him to seek for financial support.
Big Bullets FC is seeking money amounting to more than MK100 million to fulfill its assignment to play in CAF Champions League scheduled start early 2015.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with the country’s daily papers [Nation Newspaper] Muluzi who also sponsored Bullets when he was the President said the club has not approached him for sponsorship.
“If they did approach me as a former sponsor, I am sure I would help…even offer a prayer for them”, said Muluzi.
Muluzi also congratulated the team for making it again to CAF Champions League.
“It’s something of pride not only to Bullets but country because when clubs are doing well, the national team also does well. So, we need to strengthen clubs. My experience was that the team was heavily supported. At one point, I sent them to England for a month to expose their talent. Therefore, between now and February, the team needs a lot of practice and discipline because we want them to win”, said Muluzi.
In a related development, former Big Bullets Coach Kinnah Phiri has urged the club to continue from where it stopped when the club last participated in the tournament in 2014.
Bullets’ dream of grabbing the CAF Champions League in 2014 ended in quarter finals.
Meanwhile Bullets FC will started the 2015 CAF Champions League with an away assignment to Comoros on the weekend of February 13 2015 for a preliminary round first leg before hosting the Comoros giant in the reverse fixture after a fortnight.