It was another goalless draw for the defending champions, Nyasa Big Bullets, when they faced Mzuni FC on Sunday at Mzuzu Stadium in a battle for points in the TNM Super League.
Both teams settled early into the game attacking each other fiercely with the aim of getting an early goal.
Playing with a 3-5-2 formation in the first half, Bullets were at times vulnerable as Hudson Milanzi, Henry Misinjo, Frackson Chisi and Lughindiko Mhlane for Mzuni gave Yamikani Fodya, Maneno Nyoni and Chikumbutso Kanyenda a very tough time at the back.
Henry Kabichi, Kondwani Kumwenda and Mcpharen Mgwira did their best to assist Collin Nkhulambe and Diverson get goals for the bullets but Bob Longwe and Victor Gondwe stood firm in defence for Mzuni to keep Bullets strikers at bay.
Chiukepo Msowoya who started on the bench was introduced onto the field of play four minutes before half time replacing Tilekeleni Joseph while Muhammad Sulumba stormed the pitch on the 77th minute in place of Diverson Mlozi.
Mzuni FC pulled out three players in the second half and pushed in former Flames international Russell Mwafulirwa, Lackson Sangano and Kenan Mvalo.
The battle intensified in the second half with Chimwemwe Kumkwawa making important saves to save the bullets while Labson Chiyenda for Mzuni also plucked dangerous balls in the air that could result into bullets goals.
The two teams cancelled each other out until the final whistle, leaving the defending champions with two points from their two assignments in Mzuzu.
“We are not very much satisfied. Having drawn with Moyale, we wanted to win against Mzuni so that we go back to Blantyre with four points but it hasn’t worked. All the same, we thank God for what he has given us because we haven’t lost a game during this Northern Region tour,” retorted Team Manager for Nyasa Big Bullets, Rahim Ishmail.
On his part, Mzuni FC coach Alex Ngwira said his charges played a grand game but luck was not on their side.
He assured followers of his team that Mzuni will continue to work hard and achieve desired results.
Midfield workhorse for Mzuni FC, Lazarus Deco Nyemera, was conspicuously missing on the team’s lineup as he was serving two yellow cards.
Miracle Gabeya could not be featured against Mzuni after getting a red card in the previous game against Moyale Barracks.
Bullets remain third on the log table with Blue Eagles and Silver Strikers on first and second positions respectively.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :