Big Bullets – sponsored by Nyasa Manufacturing Company – are still head and shoulders clear of the rest in the TNM Super League and they moved to the brink of claiming back-to-back titles on Sunday after they displayed classic soccer to beat gutsy Kamuzu Barracks 2-0 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The bankers drew 1-1 against Red Lions, as the Area 30 cops were beaten 1-0 to Epac FC.
The Peoples Team are 14 points clear of second place Mafco FC with just five games left.
Bullets Sunday win ensured they have put the title to bed. And they are hard to oppose in this campaign.
The Nyasa Bullets just need a point to be officially crowned champions.
Chikondi Likwemba and Jaffalie Chande scored Bullets goals after disciplined Kamuzu Barracks failed to tame the champions in the first half, where they misused a lot of scoring opportunities.
The soldiers were denied a goal in the first half when Harvey Mkacha’s powerful header was cleared on the line by Macpharen Ngwira.
Manase Chiyesa also missed a scoring chance after a well curved cross from the left flank.
Kamuzu Barracks matched Bulletsin the first 45 minutes but lacked the killer punch upfront.
Another weakness area for Kamuzu Barracks was on the midfield, where Harvey Mkacha was outplayed by the likes of James Chilapondwa.
Chiukepo Msowoya started for Bullets along with Mussa Manyenje but he was pulled off after sustaining an injury to pave the way for Dave Ng’ambi.
In the second half, the champions began well, snapping at their sloppy visitors who were not allowed to settle with Dalitso Sailesi pulling the strings.
Sailesi created a fine opening for Mussa with a glorious pass on 55 minutes, only for the striker’s touch to let him down.
Jaffalie Chande then failed to connect with Yamikani Fodya’s cross as Bullets threatened before Macpharen Ngwira’s excellent pass unlocked the soldiers , only for his cross to be hacked clear.
While the visitors pressed they rarely looked like making a breakthrough against the organized hosts defence, which was well marshalled by Sankhani Mkandawire.
Manase Chiyesa fired over in the 59th minute and Bullets then survived a huge scare moments later.
In the 68th minute, Mkacha headed the ball back for Chiyesa, whose goalbound shot was blocked.
But it was Chikondi Likwemba, who send the home fans into raptures as he connected a Yamikani Fodya’s free kick before Jaffalie Chande’s header to make it 2-0.
Kamuzu Barracks had been controlled at the back but allowed Macpharen Ngwira to squeeze down the right and cross for Pilirani Zonda to sweep in from 10 yards.
Bullets had upped their game and Sailesi flashed a shot wide after 70th minute as Kamuzu Barracks struggled to match their second -half tempo.
Its just matter of formality for Bullets to finish the remaining games to be crowned champions but in reality they are again the soccer kings of Malawi for second year running.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :