TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets have released three more players—midfielder Kondwani ‘Scholes’ Kumwenda and striker Collen Nkhulambe—ahead of the 2019 season.
The Peaople’s team says it will also loan out four players—goalkeeper Richard Chimbamba, defender Maneno Nyoni, midfielder Talekeleni ‘Anzeru’ Joseph and forward Dave Banda who are not on coach Callisto Pasuwa’s plans for the forthcoming season.
The team’s administration director Albert Chigoga said the development follows a recommendation by the coaching panel.
He said Chimbamba and Banda will be loaned out to Ntopwa FC while Nyoni and Joseph will, again, be loaned out to clubs of their choice.
Meanwhile, Kumwenda and Joseph have torn into Bullets over the decision, describing it as unfair.
Kumwenda yesterday said he feels there is more to his release than performance.
“I am disappointed with the club’s move to release me because although I hardly enjoyed game time, my performance wasn’t bad.
“I believe there is more to it than my performance, but I have accepted the decision and I will soon announce my next move,” said the player who joined Bullets three years ago after being released by Be Forward Wanderers.
Defender Emmanuel Zoya was the first to ne released following the expiry his contract last month.
Meanwhile, Joseph told MIJ FM Radio yesterday says he is not amused with the club’s decision.
“Honestly, I am not happy. I would rather they release me so that I am not tied to the club,” said the player who was loaned out to Masters Security last season alongside Nyoni.
However, Bullets administration director Albert Chigoga dismissed Kumwenda and Joseph’s claims.
“It comes as a surprise that ‘Scholes’ claims that he hardly got a chance to play. In fact, he was given an opportunity on a number of occasions, but he did not meet the coach’s expectations.”. n