Bullets Chief Executive Officer Fleetwood Haiya said the club’s board of directors has approved that the Blantyre based soccer outfit will bankroll the costly continental piece participation.
“We are looking at taking part either in the Caf Champions League of the Confederation Cup, depending on available slots,” Haiya told MBC on Wednesday.
Bullets qualify for the CAF Cup by virtue of their being the Airtel Cup winners and they can also qualify for Champions League if they win the title, whereas Super League defending champions Be Forward Wanderers can, despite not showing interest yet, also register for CAF Champions League. If the league was decided, the new champions could have qualified.
Malawi is among few Southern African countries whose teams do not participate in CAF cups.
“But the good thing is that the [Nyasa] board has given us the blessings that we can go ahead to participate in one of the cup tornaments,” Haiya added.
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) general secretary Williams Banda, while welcoming the team’s CAF ambition on Tuesday, “ urged them to plan properly technically, financially and administratively. This will help to gain international exposure [that will be] good for the national team.”