Nyasa Big Bullets football club coach Calisto Pasuwa has made sentiments he is finding it difficult to replace the departed 2019 TNM super league defender of the season Charles Petrol.
Petrol moved to Moldova premier league side FC Sheriff earlier this year. This was after his outstanding performance for Bullets in his first year playing in the elite league. He had just earned promotion from the people’s team reserve side and his command in defence helped the team to defend the championship.
Speaking in an interview, Bullets head coach Calisto Pasuwa said he is yet to find a replacement for the Malawi national football team defender but admitted he is finding it difficult to find one with his qualities.
“Charles Petrol was a regular player to the team and was very crucial as he commanded well the back line. We have been looking around locally for his replacement but we are not convinced as we have not found anyone matching his qualities but we will try our best to find one,” said Pasuwa.
He further said the 2019 TNM super league champions are also looking for options beyond borders to see if they can acquire the service of a defender who can replace Petrol.
“We are also looking beyond the borders to see if we can find a good defender elsewhere and we already invited a Zimbabwean defender for trials who didn’t impress and considering that leagues in other countries were not on off season it has been hard for us to negotiate for player trials,” Pasuwa said.