Big Bullets FC

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Big Bullets FC
Full name NMC Big Bullets Football Club
Nickname(s) The Peoples Team
Founded 1967
Ground Kamuzu Stadium
Blantyre, Malawi
Ground Capacity 65,000
Chairman Sam Chilunga
League TNM Super League
2015–16 1st (2014–15)

Big Bullets (BB) is a Malawian football (soccer) club based in Blantyre.

History[edit]

In 2003, the then Malawi's president Bakili Muluzi adopted the team and renamed it Bakili Bullets. It was during this period that the team enjoyed one of its glamorous periods, reaching the lucrative group stages of CAF Champions League 2004.[1][2]

It was also during the same period that the club had a training camp in the United Kingdom in readiness for the CAF Champions League.[3]

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Kamuzu Stadium

Kamuzu Stadium is a stadium located in Blantyre, with a capacity of 50,000 seats. It is located next to the Malawi National Council of Sports Offices (Sports House).

The Blantyre derby[edit]

Main article: Blantyre derby

The Blantyre derby between Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers is one of the most fiercely contested matches in world football, and in contrast to most of the other games played in the Malawi TNM Super League, matches between the two rivals always attract a large fanbase.

Achievements[edit]

1969, 1970, 1973, 1975
1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1986
1990
1999, 2001, 2002
2003
1998, 1999
2002,2014
1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,2014, 2015
2007
2012
2012

GO TV 2013 Orange Parterners 2013 Luso TV 2013

2016

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2000 – Preliminary Round
2004 – Group Stage
2014 – Preliminary Round
1975: Second Round
1979: withdrew in First Round
1993: withdrew in Preliminary Round
1976 – First Round
1977 – Second Round
1997 – First Round
1998 – Preliminary Round
1999 – First Round

Current Squad 2016–17[edit]

As of April 2016 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Malawi GK Vincent Gona
2 Malawi DF Sankhani Mkandawire
3 Malawi DF Emmanuel Zoya
4 Malawi DF Yamikani Fodya
5 Malawi DF Chikumbutso Kanyenda
6 Malawi DF Pilirani Zonda
7 Malawi MF Fisher Kondowe
8 Malawi MF Jeles Lufeyo Loan to Civo
9 Malawi FW Chiukepo Msowoya
10 Malawi GK Owen Chaima
11 Malawi DF John Lanjesi
12 Malawi GK Ernest Kakhobwe
13 Malawi MF Henry Kabichi
No. Position Player
14 Malawi DF Bashir Maunde
15 Malawi DF Ian Chinyama Loaned to Civo
16 Malawi FW Mussa Manyenje
17 Malawi MF Eneya Banda Loaned to Chilumba Barracks
18 Malawi DF Miracle Gabeya
19 Malawi MF Dalitso Sailesi
20 Malawi MF Mike Mkwate
21 Malawi GK Chimwemwe Kumkwawa
22 Malawi MF Davie Ng'ambi
23 Malawi FW Muhammad Sulumba
24 Malawi MF Amadu Makawa
25 Malawi FW Emiable Nikiza
26 Malawi FW Divason Mlozi
27 Malawi MF MacPhalen Ngwira

Club officials/Technical team[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]