Bullets salvage incredible draw with Blantyre United: Malawi TNM Super League

Malawi TNM Super League leaders, Big Bullets on Sunday rescued a 1-1 draw against Blantyre United at Kalulu Stadium.

“Mphembedzu” as they are popularly known, Blantyre United displayed a stunning performance in the entire game but lack of concentration towards the end of the match had cost them maximum three points.

From the word go, Blantyre United were well composed in all the departments especially from their captain Jimmy Chikulekule and Sparrow Msowoya.

Bullets struggled to contain United on the midfield where Chikulekule was hero of the day.

With the absence of Chimango Kayira, who is in Uganda on national duty and James ‘Terminator’ Chilapondwa on suspension, Bullets Coach Eding’ton Ng’onamo relied on Yamikani Tambala and Dalitso Silva to keep the engine room boiling.

Blantyre United defender Sadik Wachimwa chasing for the ball

However, after realising that “Mphembedzu” had too many spaces to maneuver, Ng’onamo shifted veteran Fischer ‘Jahman’ Kondowe from the right flank to operate on the centre.

On recess time, it was goaless.

Five minutes in the second half, Sparrow Msowoya scored a beauty to give his side a lead.

Blantyre United players could have scored more goals as Bullets defence which was marshalled by Sankhani Mkandawire, Chikumbutso Kanyenda and Douglas Chirambo lacked co-ordination but lack of seriousness let them down.

N’gonamo made several substitutions bringing in the likes of Henry ‘Magetsi’ Kabichi, who changed the tempo of the game.

Bullets kept pressing Blantyre United towards the dying minutes of the match, and as the United defenders were on their back-foot, one handled the ball in the forbidden area forcing the referee to point on the spot kick.

Fischer Kondowe did not make any mistake, to salvage a draw and save Bullets from being dislodged at the top of the table.

Blantyre United coach Elijah Kananji was disappointed with the result describing it as a back yard step to their ambition in contesting for the title while his counterpart for Bullets said a draw was not a bad result as they still top the table.

Fair play: Greetings before the game

Blantyre United players before the match

Dalitso Sailesi had a debut or Bullets

Big Bullets ready for the action

Two captains before the match: Toasting a coin to choose who kicks off

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