Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Reporter
FORMER Dynamos and Warriors’ coach Callisto Pasuwa has reportedly agreed personal terms with top Malawian side Nyasa Big Bullets.
The history-making coach who won four consecutive league titles with DeMbare from 2011-2014, had been jobless since parting ways with the national team after the 2017 African Cup of Nations finals.
According to Malawian publication, Nyasa Times, Pasuwa is yet to put pen to paper despite verbally agreeing to the terms and he has since taken the papers to his handlers.
“Zimbabwean coach Callisto Pasuwa has agreed personal terms with Malawi football powerhouse Nyasa Big Bullets and become the new coach for the league leaders. Pasuwa, who was linked with a coaching role at Be Forward Wanderers early this year ahead of their Caf Champions League participation, has been in negotiations with Bullets since coach Rodgers Yasin and his deputy Elias Kananji’s sacking last week and it is understood an agreement is now in place for the former Zimbabwe international to take charge at the People’s Team. He is yet to sign the contract, which he has taken to his lawyers in Zimbabwe for their perusal,” wrote the publication on Tuesday.
“Bullets chief executive officer Fleetwood Haiya said the club had short-listed Pasuwa and Rahman Gumbo.
Nyasa Bullets top of the 16-team league table with 52 points from 22 games; two points ahead of second-placed Silver Strikers, who, however, have played three games more.
Bullets, who were adopted by former Malawian President Bakili Muluzi in 2003, boost of 13 league titles, a Caf Champions League group stage appearance and are also on course for their 14th league title.
Pasuwa will become the second Zimbabwean national to coach in the Malawian league after Gumbo, who led MTL Wanderers to the league title in 2006.