Bullets set for Cecafa finals without Chiukepo

Expectations are high as the country’s Premier League entity, Nyasa Big Bullets is today (Saturday) set to face Uganda’s Express FC in the finals of the 2021 Cecafa Kagame Cup to be staged at Benjamin Mpaka Stadium.

The people’s team secured the final place after beating Tanzania’s Azam 4-2 in a post penalty shootout at the Azam Sports Complex in Chamazi.

However, Bullets will play their final game without the services of prolific striker, Chiukepo Msowoya, who has returned home to attend a funeral of his mother.

Chiukepo’s mother died yesterday at Karonga District Hospital.

The winner in today’s final match, will go smiling with $30,000 (K24, 000,000) while runners-p will pocket $20,000 (K16, 000,000).

Meanwhile, Malawi’s president Lazarus Chakwera and different football clubs in the country including Bullets rivalry camp, Mighty Wanderers, have sent their best wishes ahead of the finals.

And in a bid to gunner more support, Minister of Youth and Sports, Ulemu Msungama, has travelled to Dar es Salaam to witness the game.

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe will watch the finals.

The tournament is organised by CECAFA but it has been known as the Kagame Interclub Cup since 2002 when Rwandan president Paul Kagame began sponsoring the competition.

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