2014 TNM Super League winners Big Bullets FC have confirmed that the club will participate in next year’s Confederations of African Football (CAF) Champions League.
Confirming the development was Bullets chairperson Kondi Msungama after their victory against Moyale Barracks last Saturday.
“Upon my election, I promised that we would win the league championship which we did and now I am saying we will manage to take part in the Champions League.
We are out with our guns blazing and if people are suggesting that it is a joke, I will prove them wrong,” said Msungama.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) backtracked on its earlier stand that Bullets could not be allowed to take part in any continental tournament because they do not meet the requirements and they are not licensed.
FAM has since filed an application on behalf of Bullets to participate in the 19th edition of the CAF Champions League which will start in March next year.
On the possibilities of having sponsors ahead of their campaign, Bullets General Secretary said three companies are interested in taking over the team but they will do so upon receiving CAF’S champions’ league’s registration forms.
“Three companies have shown interest in taking us on board and the deal will be signed only after showing them CAF’s papers.
We won’t disclose them today but we will be able to tell the general public once we sign the contracts,” concluded Fote.
Bullets last competed in the champions’ league in 2004 where they managed to reach the quarter finals of the cup under the sponsorship of former head of state Dr. Bakili Muluzi.