Nyasa Big Bullets will have to do without their prolific attacker, Patrick Mwaungulu in their quarterfinal match against Chitipa United as he has missed the trip to Rumphi due to injury.
Straight from a disappointing 3-all stalemate against their cross-town rivals, Mighty Mukuru Wanderers in the tnm Super League are shifting their attention to the Cup game as they are looking to reach the semifinals of the tournament for the first tike since its establishment last year but they will have to do without more than three of the key players.
The Club have announced the development through its website the trip to North has been affected by the injury crisis.
The players sustained injuries during the Blantyre Derby while others picked nocks during the training sessions.
Mwaungulu has been one of the key players since his promotion from the Reserve team earlier this year having scoring 5 goals and numerous assists.
Another player missing the trip is Goalkeeper, Clever Mkungula who was in the starting Xi against Mighty Wanderers last week and he is expected to be out for a week and will return to the full training with the squad next week.
Yankho Singo is also on the injury list and the deep lying midfielder will be out for sux weeks after he fractured his tibia bone during Wednesday’s training session, so too Ghanaian Centre Half, Isaac Badu who had had a light training this week.
Meanwhile, the Club has been boosted with the return of their Captain, John Lanjesi who missed the lively Blantyre Derby due to match fitness.
Nyasa Big Bullets survived Moyale’s scare in the quarterfinals to book the place in the semifinals after bottling two-goal advantage twice.
Coach for the People’s team, Kalisto Pasuwa says his needs to work on the mental aspects with his boys after also squandering the 2-goal advantage twice against Mighty Mukuru Wanderers.
“I think now we also need to work on the mental aspect of it where every time if the team is leading even 3-1, 3-0, we relax and start conceding unnecessary goals. We are in the learning phase, these are some of the aspects of the game which we need to learn something from,” said Pasuwa.
However, the Zimbabwean tactician has heaped praise on to his charges for their ability to create and score more goals.
“If we are scoring 16 goals in 6 in all competetions, it means we are playing well but we are finding to defend and am sure that we will sort out and improve, ” added Pasuwa.
The team have left Blantyre for Rumphi today where they will play their game against Chitipa United on Saturday