The TNM Super Reigning Champions, Nyasa Big Bullets are planning to play a testing match against Namibian giants ahead of their Caf Champions League.
The People’s team are expected to face Tanzanian giants, Simba SC in the Preliminary Round of the 2022-23 TotalEnergies Caf Champions League earlier next month before a return leg 7 days later.
The Club’s Chief Administrative Officer Albert Chigoga has neither denied nor accepted the reports saying they will follow advice from the Technical panel if it is right to gave a friendly game before facing Simba SC.
He also added that the availability of time will also be a factor on whether to have the friendly game or not as the time is flying away for them.
“Playing a friendly match depends on a plan that coach has in regards to preparations for Caf Champions League.
“Sufice to say that having played a number of local football games, we have managed to see where our strengths and weaknesses are.
“As a football club ut would be a good idea to try and play a one or two friendlies games with international teams. But also this depends on the availability of Clubs. Are they available to play a friendly game or not will depend on them. May their league is in progress or in off season.
“If their League is off, they can travel to play Bullets in Malawi but as I have said that it will depend on the instruction of coach,” said Chigoga.
Meanwhile, the Caf has granted Nyasa Big Bullets a licence to participate in this year’s tournament following a successful Club Licencing Seminar hosted by Caf in Egypt.
The Club Licencing process for Caf Club competitions is regulated through the different Caf codes and competition regulations, which state that all Clubs intending to participate in the Caf InterClub Competitions, must undergo the club licensing process with their respective Mwmber Association and be granted license by the competent decision-making bodies.
Caf assesses each Club in five criteria: Sporting, Infrastructure, Personnel and Administrative, Legal and Financial.
A total of 58 Clubs from 46 Caf Member associations were licensed for the forthcoming tournament.