Nyasa Big Bullets’ next fixture has been changed and The People’s Team will face Moyale Barracks instead of Mighty Tigers.
This follows the revision of this week and next weekend’s TNM Super League games schedule by the Super League of Malawi (Sulom).
Bullets were initially scheduled to meet Mighty Tigers at Mpira Stadium on December 27, however the revised fixture will see The People’s Team facing the Mzuzu-based based military side on December 26 at Kamuzu Stadium.
Meanwhile, Bullets are on bye this week after playing four league games since the start of the 2020-21 season on November 27.
The TNM Super League defending champions have had a mixed start to the season by registering two draws, one defeat and one victory. Bullets are currently fifth in the standings with five points.
Bullets started the title defence with a 0-0 draw at home against Blue Eagles, before travelling to the North where they lost to Karonga United 1-0 and defeated Chitipa United 2-0.
Before this week’s break, Bullets fought back from two goals down to draw 3-3 against Red Lions at Kamuzu Stadium in a match that was played under very difficult circumstances due to the heavy rains that started just after 20 minutes into the match when the hosts were leading 1-0.
And with several injuries to the first squad team, the break will give Kalisto Pasuwa’s side an opportunity to recover before the next fixture in what is likely to be the busiest festive season for The People’s Team.
Peter Banda and Ben Manyozo are out this week after they picked up injuries during the game against Red Lions at the Soccer Mecca, where Hassan Kajoke was also injured following an off the ball elbow from an opponent. The striker, who bagged two goals during the game, has since recovered and is training with the rest of the squad.
Gomegzani Chirwa and Richard Chimbamba are also not training after picking knocks during training on Monday.
The four have joined Pilirani Zonda, who is on the sidelines due to a groin injury as well as Sankhani Mkandawire, Chimango Kayira and Righteous Banda, who are also nursing injuries.