Big Bullets FC are pressing the panic button as they are faced with a goal-keeping crisis ahead of their weekend Super League game against Civil Service (Civo) United.
The People’s team currently has no back up for Vincent Gona as the other one, Peter Munthali, whom they had hoped to sign from Blantyre United as a replacement for Owen Chaima, changed his mind at the 11th hour during the registration exercise and was linked with a move to Chikwawa United.
As desperation took its toll, Bullets then registered their goalkeeper trainer Swadick Sanudi as a backup, but he suffered a knee injury during last Thursday’s friendly match against Mighty Wanderers at the ceremony where President Joyce Banda officially presented K25 million donations to either team.
Bullets team manager Fundi Akidu yesterday confirmed the predicament, but was quick to state that they were again courting Munthali.
“As at now, we only have Gona, but even him is not readily available as he is supposed to be in camp with the national team in Lilongwe although we are assured of his availability for Sunday’s game.
“However, management is in talks with Munthali with the hope of convincing him to join us. We learnt that he left after being lured by Chikwawa, but we are optimistic that he will join us eventually,” said Akidu.
He further said there are other two goalkeepers on trials, “but lack of experience at the big stage could prove to be a challenge.”
But Super League of Malawi (Sulom) general secretary Williams Banda said Munthali will have to explain which team he intends to join between Bullets and Chikwawa as both presented his registration cards.
“It should not be a problem because the preliminary process was already done, but then it is now a question of choice because he cannot commit to two teams,” said Banda.