By Antony Isaiah Jr:……
Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve Head Coach, Enos Chatama said there is no such sort of pressure to his boys ahead of a tough game against their Senior team.
Chatama said reaching the finals of the FDH Bank Cup is a milestone so there is no need for him to put his charges under pressure ahead of the game.
“It is a moment that we have been waiting for. We could have played it two weeks ago before it was shifted due to National Team U-20 commitments. We there is no sort of pressure to us because reaching this stage is a milestone.
“They [players] just have to showcase their talents. We don’t need to give them a pressure of such kind, achieving such a feet I think its a big achievement. When we were assembling the team we didn’t expect a team to reach this milestone but by the manner, we are in the finals, we just have to play our usual game and wait for 90 minutes and see what we will happen at the end of the game, ” said Chatama.
Chatama said he has almost the full squad ahead of the game and the his charges are ready for the game.
Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve have been playing at Kamuzu Stadium for five years and they are yet to be defeat in the cup game in regulation time.
Blue Eagles, Nyasa Big Bullets and Moyale Barracks managed to boot the Junior people’s team out of the cups but it was on post-match penalties.
Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve becomes the third team from regional Leagues to reach the finals of the Cup at National Level after Banyamulenge which was also the Reserve for the team in 1997 and Zomba United in 2014.
Banyamulenge lost to Big Bullets by four goals to one and Zomba United were beaten 2-0 by the same team.
“We are he third team to reach the finals of the Cup after Banyamulenge in 1997, they met Nyasa Big Bullets Senior team and they lost 4-1, the other team and Zomba United reached the finals of the Carlsberg Cup in 2014 and they lost 2-0 to Nyasa Big Bullets.
“This time I think the boys are ready and we have told them that the history can be made. Bullets haven’t lost any game this year, they have played all the games in league and they haven’t lost. If we beat them, we will be the first team to beat them and it can be a historical moment for football in Malawi.
“It will be a tough game, as we speak, we have been playing at Kamuzu Stadium for five years, we haven’t lost any game yet. We only lost once in 2019 against Red Lions, we have never lost any Cup game in normal time in past five years.
“We have been beaten on penalties, the first it was Moyale in 2018, we lost 5-4, we Lost to Blue Eagles 4-3 and we lost to Bullets. I believe we gone hard on Sunday,” said Chatama.
To reach this stage, Bulllets Reserve beat Mighty Tigers, Red Lions, Blue Eagles and Extreme FC.