ZIMBABWEAN coach Callisto Pasuwa has left Malawi for his home country without signing a contract, although his club insists the Nyasa Big Bullets head coach did indeed sign a two-year deal to extend his term.
Pasuwa defended the Nyasa Big Bullets’ championship in a grueling season, and the club says he has agreed “in principle” to a two-year contract.
However, there is an apparent cloud in the way Pasuwa left Malawi for Zimbabwe as his Malawian representative Felix Ngamanya Sapao said the mentor had not signed any deal by the time he flew to Zimbabwe over the weekend.
The Nyasa Big Bullets chief administration officer Albert Chigoga insisted they agreed to the terms with Pasuwa.
“He [Pasuwa] has signed a two-year contract extention,” Chigoga said, according to Nyasa Times.
Chigoga added that the club was immensely impressed by Pasuwa’s league title defence and the successful team-building project which saw a number of youngsters, such as Charles Petro, Nixon Nyasulu, Peter Banda, Chimwemwe Idana and Hassan Kajoke, excelling in their debut season.
But Sapao said the coach was back in Zimbabwe after a tough season that saw the club defend the TNM Super League title after pipping their age-old rivals Be Forward Wanderers by a point because there were some hitches in the contract negotiations.
He said Pasuwa has not signed a new contract yet and that negotiations are still on going.
“There are some issues that need to be sorted out first,” pointed out Sapao.
He is reportedly a target of some clubs in Tanzania and Dynamos FC In Zimbabwe.