Bullets beat Eagles, ref manhandled: Malawi TNM Super League

Heston Munthali’s powerful header in the injury time was enough for Big Bullets to secure three points against Blue Eagles in a controversial  TNM Super League encounter on Friday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

TheArea-30 cops kicked-off the match on a high note with an opener in the 19th minute through Mecium Mhone before the Peoples Team’s equalizer in the 24th minute courtesy of Douglas Chirambo’s free-kick.

However, in the 36th minute Charles Ngosi scorched the second goal for the cops after poor communication from Sankhani Mkandawire and George Nyirenda leaving Owen Chaima helpless in Bullets goal.

On recess time it was 2-1 in favour of the visitors.

A police man trying to rescue a linesman to a Blue Eagles substitute hidden hebind....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

A police man trying to rescue a linesman to a Blue Eagles substitute hidden hebind….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Come second half, Big Bullets came with new ideas as they pushed for the equalizer and thanks to Henry Kabichi who headed in a corner kick.

But in the 35th minute  some Big Bullets were not happy with the officiation up to an extent of pushing the main gate onto the field of play.

The a few supporters went as far as pushing their defender Sankhani Mkandawire when he wanted to calm them down.

The supporters managed to calm down allowing the proceedings of the match to progress.

There was controversy  after 90 minutes when the fourth official displayed 6 minutes as added time while the referee allowed the added time from 6 minutes to 12 minutes.

Big Bullets ultilised the added time by scoring a winning goal iwhen Heston Munthali converted into the net after receiving a well taken free kick from Chirambo.

After the last whistle, a  Blue Eagles player who was on the bench in the entire game went straight to the linesman before punching him.

Blue Eagles coach De clerk Nsakakuwona blamed match officials for being unprofessional.

Bullets coach Edington Ngonamo was on cloud nine and praised his troops for their fighting hard spirit.

Part of the game....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Part of the game….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Charles Ngosi and Mecium Mhone celebrating a goal....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Charles Ngosi and Mecium Mhone celebrating a goal….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bullets supporters celebrating win. Who could blame them.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bullets supporters celebrating win. Who could blame them…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Big Bullets players celebrating after the fial whistle....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Big Bullets players celebrating after the fial whistle….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

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