Pasuwa sets another record with Nyasa Big Bullets

Zimbabwean coach Kalisto Pasuwa has etched his name in Malawian football history by leading Nyasa Big Bullets to their fifth consecutive TNM Super League title.

BLANTYRE Zimbabwean coach Kalisto Pasuwa has etched his name in Malawian football history by leading Nyasa Big Bullets to their fifth consecutive TNM Super League title.

The remarkable achievement was sealed with a 1-1 draw against Silver Strikers at Kamuzu Stadium.

Kalisto Pasuwa, who previously achieved a four-peat with Zimbabwean giants Dynamos between 2011 and 2014, secured his ninth league championship in as many seasons as a coach.

The victory places Pasuwa in an elite coaching category and underscores his prowess in steering teams to success.

In a tactical battle between Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers, Patrick Mwaungulu of Bullets broke the deadlock in the 58th minute with a brilliant strike, connecting flawlessly with Ernest Petro’s cross.

However, Silver Strikers fought back, equalizing in the 71st minute with Patrick Macheso’s perfect header from Chimwemwe Idana’s free-kick.

Despite Silver Strikers’ efforts, the draw was enough for Nyasa Big Bullets to maintain their slender three-point lead at the top of the table, securing the championship.

Nyasa Big Bullets coach Pasuwa back to school in Harare
FILE: Nyasa Big Bullets coach Kalisto Pasuwa at a football workshop in Harare.

Pasuwa expressed pride in his players’ resilience and determination throughout the challenging season.

“The boys know how far they have come from. How it was difficult for them to get where they are today, and I think, to the majority of the players, they have been waiting for this game… I am proud of my players. They have been fantastic in every game they have played,” said Pasuwa.

Pasuwa acknowledged the difficulties faced by the team, including a challenging schedule with five to six games within 12 days and extensive travel.

Despite these challenges, Nyasa Big Bullets displayed consistency and resilience, ultimately securing the championship.

“The situation that we were in was very difficult for one to get results,” he added.

Nyasa Big Bullets finished the season with 60 points, maintaining a three-point lead over Silver Strikers, who ended the campaign with 57 points.

As champions, Nyasa Big Bullets have earned a spot in the CAF Confederation Cup for 2024, marking a significant achievement for the club and coach Kalisto Pasuwa.

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