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Malawian side give coach Pasuwa league ultimatum

By Sports Reporter

MALAWIAN top flight club Nyasa Big Bullets has given former Warriors and Dynamos coach Callisto Pasuwa an ultimatum to win the league championship or face the sack following the team’s recent elimination from CAF Champions League and the Fisd Challenge Cup.

Pasuwa got his tenure off to a good start after signing for Nyasa Big Bullets in October on a short term contract but has recently come under pressure after the club’s exit from the two lucrative competitions within a space of three days.

Nyasa were dumped out of the CAF Champions League in the preliminary round after a 4-3 penalty defeat to Kenyan side Gor Mahia in Blantyre last Wednesday.

The hosts had won the match 1-0 for an aggregate score of 1-1 as Gor Mahia had won the first leg with a similar margin.

Nyasa went on to suffer another cup exit three days later after being knocked out in the semi-finals of the Fisd Challenge Cup followinga 2-0 defeat to Mighty Wanderers at the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

With Pasuwa’s future now uncertain, Nyasa Big Bullets revealed that the Zimbabwean coach retains the backing of the executive board which has said currently, they had no plans to remove him as the club’s tactician.

Bullets chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya said Pasuwa’s target did not include winning the Fisd Challenge Cup but there was no excuse for failure to win the domestic title.

He said Bullets hired Pasuwa after firing coach Rogers Yasin and his assistant coach Eliah Kananji to push for the title win.

“If he fails to win the league title then he will be told to pack up and go,” said Haiya.

The title is almost in the bag for Bullets as they need one point from three games to seal it.

Pasuwa has a good record on his CV after he guided the Zimbabwe national team to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualification, guided Zimbabwe giants, Dynamos FC to four successive Premier League titles and led them to the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League at some point.