Big Bullets edged closer to win the TNM Super League title as they cruised to a comfortable victory against Azam Tigers at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday.
The Peoples team must beat Moyale barracks at home in their next fixture to guarantee the crown.
After a slow start, Bullets were put on the path towards the title by a Dalitso Sailesi corner kick, which landed into Jaffalie Chande’s head before kissing Tigers net.
The goal, and the manner in which it was conceded, ended Tigers fleeting resistance and Bullets cantered to victory in the first 45 minutes.
Tizyowere Kumwenda added the second from Chande’s pass in the second half, with only Tigers goalkeeper Juwawo to collect the ball inside the net.
Tigers came closest through Isaac Kaliati in the second half with a drive from outside the penalty area that glanced off the bar with Bullets keeper Vincent Gona beaten.
As the opening of the second half threatened to drift aimlessly to its conclusion, a shocking error from Sankhani Mkandawire nearly
presented Tigers with an equalizer but their lacklustre efforts barely deserved.
Under no pressure, Tigers striker Bright Munthali sent a backpass straight to Gomegzani Gondwe, who could barely believe his luck as he rounded Gona but alas! his weak shot went wide.
Bullets believed they should have had the opportunity to double their advantage in the dying moments of the game when Jimmy Zakazaka fell as he raced into the box accompanied by Boston Kabango.
Towards the end of game, Tigers kept Bullets on the tight rope, especially on the left flank where Kaliati tormented Zonda and Ian Chinyama but his inteligent crosses were not ultilised by strikers.
The fight visibly drained out of Tigers , who had to replace Bright Munthali, and Peter Kansonga had to be introduced.
Kasonga’s presence was felt when he produced an outstanding shot which was saved to his left by Gona.
All that was left was for Bullets to play out time without any mishaps – which they were able to do without alarm as they moved to the brink of reclaiming the League that they last won some years back.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :