Crowd pullers Big Bullets are the champions of Malawi once more after clinching the TNM Super League title and officially crowned on the season’s final day when they defeated relegated Blantyre United 3-0.
The people’s team had already won the title but the final game win added to their vintage celebrations after Blantyre United players mounted a guard of honour for the Bullets stars trooping off Kamuzu Stadium dressing room.
Adding colour to the part were goals by Jelesi Lufeyo, Pilirani Zonda and Jimmy Zakakazaka in the 11th, 45th and 52nd minutes which means the Bullets ended the campaign with 62 points, just two losses, home clean slate and least 18 goals conceded.
Bullets finished nine points clear of second-placed Moyale Barracks who lost 2-1 to third-positioned Blue Eagles.
The only consolation for Moyale is that they produced the leading scorer. Gastin Simkoda netted 17 goals.
Captain of the day Sankhani Mkandawire received the trophy from Super League of Malawi (Sulom) president Innocent Botomani.
“It was a good season for Bullets and its fantastic to be champions again,” said consultant coach Nsazwirimo Ramadhan.
Bullets head coach Elias Kananji who has guided his team to a double including Carlsberg Cup, missed the last game as he is in Zimbabwe on Malawi Under-17 duty.
Triumphant Bullets fans i danced in the streets and some escorted the team’s buss to cheer their heroes, setting off flares and red smoke bombs.
Over in the capital Lilongwe, the mood was decidedly less celebratory for Silver Strikers as visiting Azam Tigers FC spoiled the Bankers ambition of finishing on fourth position when they beat the hosts 1-0.
Karonga United, Blantyre United and Chikwawa United have been relegated.
The three teams will be replaced by three regional champions in the top tier league.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :