The Football Association of Malawi has joined the football fraternity in mourning the death of former Nyasa Big Bullets chairperson Hassam Jussab who died on Thursday December 30, 2021 at Blantyre Adventist Hospital after an illness.
He was laid to rest the same day at Kanjedza Cemetery.
FAM President Walter Nyamilandu Manda hailed Jussab, 58, as one of the best club administrators, who is remembered for winning five successive Super League titles during his tenure from 2000 to 2004.
He was also at the helm when the People’s Team reached the quarter finals of the CAF Champions League in 2004.
He also played a pivotal role in arranging Bullets’ trip to the United Kingdom in 2002 for camping and friendly matches when former president Bakili Muluzi was the club’s sponsor.
Nyamilandu said: “It will be difficult to forget Mr. Jussab for his selflessness, determination, commitment and self-sacrifice to Malawi football while serving the Peoples’ team.
“Mr. Jussab lived a good life and ran a good race. He will always be missed and may his soul rest in eternal peace.”
Former Bullets captain Peter Mponda described Jussab as a selfless and humble person who had great passion for the team.
He said: “He treated all the players equally and was always there in times of need.
“I remember there was a time when he used to co-sponsor the team when sponsorship from Bata Shoe Company was not enough to run the operations of the club. He will forever be remembered and may his soul rest in eternal peace. “