Malawi champions Big Bullets on Sunday suffered a humiliating 0-4 defeat to Sudan’s Al Hilal in a 2015 Caf Champions League first round, first leg match played at Omdurman Stadium, Khartou.
The Sudanese giants’ win gives them a huge advantage going into the second leg to be played after two weeks at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on the last weekend of month.
According to Matindi FM Radio commentary indicated that Sudanese star forward Mudathir Careca scored a double, one goal in each half to give the hosts an advantage.
Boubacar Kebe and Nazir Hamid added to the scores to make a bad outing for the Malawian visitors.
Hilal scored twice in each half to make life difficult for the Malawi champions.
But Burundian coach for Bullets Nsazurwimo Ramadhan believes his side can overcome the deficit and register a historic win against AI-Hilal in the second leg and has vowed to give everything to win the match.
“We have a massive challenge but we will give absolutely everything to try and go through. They are favourites but we can reverse it. We have to make sure the spirit, the belief and the desire is there,” he told Nyasa Times from Khartoum.
Ramadhan’s side must score five goals to progress and at the same time they must not conceded more than a goal to keep their hopes alive.
Big Bullets captain Fischer Kondowe believes that getting the first goal early in Blantyre will be key as it would boost the team’s morale and confidence.
“It will be a difficult task. Then again, in football, strange things have happened in the past,” said Kondowe.
In Sunday’s encounter, Big Bullets were reduced to kindergarten children as they failed to dominate the proceedings of the match.
Bullets squad: Vincent Gona, Henry Kabichi (Ian Chinyama), Pilirani Zonda, Dalitso Sailesi, Victor Limbani, Jaffalie Chande, Mussa Manyenje (Tizgobele), Fischer Kondowe, Victor Limbani (Bashir Maunde),James Chilapondwa , Sankhani Mkandawire, Yamikani Fodya.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :