By Antony Isaiah Jr:
Nyasa Big Bullets Head Coach has warmed his charges to expect a tough game against Red Lions arguing that the Zomba-based soldiers play a physical game.
The Tactician made the remarks in the pre-match interviews with the team’s media crew where he hinted that the Lions stage good football when they meet Bullets.
Nyasa Big Bullets will Red Lions on Wednesday at Kamuzu Stadium and the win will see them thickening their lead on the top of the table to 11 points over Kamuzu Barracks who come second.
Knowing that Red Lions are not safe on the table, Pasuwa says his boys need to prepare well and as a team, they need to have a different approach to the previous game that they won against Mighty Wanderers.
“We played against Wanderers and that game has gone, this is a Super League match which has a different approach. Red Lions are a good team when playing us. Last time at Kamuzu Stadium, we struggled against them and they are very physical and they can pull a surprise against us,” said Pasuwa.
The tactician said after travelling from Lilongwe on Sunday, they had two training sessions and the training was upped on Tuesday.
“We resumed our training on Monday with a recovery training after travelling from Lilongwe on Sunday. We upped the training on Tuesday in preparation for the game tomorrow. We have a wide selection where everyone is geared to play and we hope the best selected 20 players will help the team carry the day,” added the Zimbabwean.
Nyasa Big Bullets will play 4 games in a space of 10 days but Pasuwa says he has measures in place to avoid injuries for his players in a such much-congested fixture.
“We have 30 players who were registered and everyone should be ready to play. I am one person who is always talking about managing these young players.
“We have been talking to them to prepare themselves for action because we can’t just be using the very same players, especially these guys who play in wide areas where they cover more distances than the rest, so we need also to be rotating them to have good long life in terms of their careers,” added Pasuwa.
The game against Red Lions has been boosted by the coming in of the three players, Lanjesi Nkhoma, Righteous Banda and Alick Lungu who missed the Blantyre Derby clash after falling ill while John Lanjesi misses the game due to an injury sustained on Saturday in Lilongwe.