Bullets axe eight players as Peter Banda leaves


FCB Nyasa Big Bullets are making early squad updates as they have confirmed the departure of eight players following the departure expiry of their contracts with the team.

According to the Club statement published on their website, Kenyan Centre half, Collins Okumu has been shown an exit door after spending a year with the team.

“Everyone at the Club would like to thank all of these players for their contributions to FCB Nyasa Big Bullets and wish them the very best of their luck for the future,” announces the team.

The People’s Team moved to bolster defensive options last year and Okumu became the second Kenyan centre-half to join the Club season following the announcement of Clyde Sinaji’s signing.

Okumu, 25, impressed head coach Kalisto Pasuwa during his three-week trial with the club, including his involvement in the 2023 Pre-Season International Bonanza.

He came on as a second-half substitute during the 0-0 draw against Mozambican Ferroviário de Nampula on Friday before he played full minutes in our 1-0 loss to UD Songo.

Another International player to join Okumu on his way out of the Club is Chinedu Okafor Philip who has struggled to find his way into the starting team.

The Nigerian striker scored just once for the team in the Castel Challenge Cup against Soche Socials.

One of the longest serving members of the team, MacFarlane Mgwira is also departing so too with Righteous Banda who has failed to replicate his form at the Club. Banda joined the team from Civil Service United and he was regarded as Dalitso Sailesi’s replacement who had joined Zambian outfit, Lusaka Dynamos.

White Kitsen and Rahaman John who spent the 2023 football season on loan at Ekwendeni Hammers and Bangwe All Stars respectively have also been released by the team.

Erik Kaonga who joined the team from Ekwendeni Hammers has also been released.

Peter Banda leaves Bullets

As expected, scintillating attacker, Peter Banda has left Bullets after the expiry of his contract with the team.

Banda who signed a five-month contract with the team after leaving Simba SC, is expected to be unveiled as the new player for the Tanzanian side, Singidi Fountain Gate FC in the coming days.

“Bullets confirms that Peter Banda has also departed following the expiry of his contract,” announces the team in a statement.

Since returning to the team, Banda hasn’t been a regular in Kalisto Pasuwa’s team due to a shoulder injury.

This week, Bullets announced the contract extension of Precious Phiri, Ephraim Kondowe and Anthony Mfune including signing Babatunde Adepoju on loan from Venda Academy and Lloyd Banega Aaron from Civil Service United.

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