The 2021 TNM Super League Champions, Nyasa Big Bullets have confirmed that they will participate in the continental football, 2022-23 Caf Champions League.
The peoples team who were booted out of the competition last season by South African Club, Amazulu FC has confirmed the development through the Chief Administrative Officer, Albert Chigoga.
Chigoga said the letter of confirmation has been send to Football Association of Malawi.
“We, as Super League Champions, have an interest of playing in Caf and we have already written Football Association of Malawi a letter of our confirmation of participating in the competition this season and we are waiting for their directives.
“We are substantiating that we will play in the tournament, ” said Chigoga.
According to Chigoga, Bullets have all what it takes to participate in the hot tournament.
“We cannot disclose the amount of money that we have prepared as things are changing daily, we will do it when the tournament is about to start,” added Chigoga.
Football Association of Malawi Club Licence manager, Casper Jangale corroborates that only Bullets have exhibited an interest of participating in the continental football.
“Caf released their schedule for both Champions League and Confederation Cup. Engagement started on 1 June and it will end on 30 June. We informed the Clubs about the development, but up to date, only Bullets have shown interest. So, Bullets are doing everything to get Caf licence for them to participate in the Caf Champions League,” said Jangale.
Nyasa Big Bullets have less than 3 months to prepare for the tournament as it kicks off in September.
The African Football governing body, Caf has set September 9-11 for the preliminary round matches while the return leg matches will be on September 16-18.
The 16-time Super League Champions have a record of participating in the Caf Champions League 7times with their best performance being 2004 where they reached the group stages when they were under former President, Dr. Bakili Muluzi sponsorship.
In 2015 they were about to reach the 2004 landmark after beating Fomboni FC of Comoros 2-1 in the preliminary round but they were booted out by South Sudanese giants, Al Hilal after suffering a 5-1 defeat on aggregate.
Here is their performance in the league:
-2000 – Preliminary Round
-2004 – Group Stage
2015 – First Round
-2018–19 – Preliminary Round
-2019–20 – Preliminary Round
-2021–22 – First Round