Bullets FC were shown an exit-door in the 2015 CAF Champions League on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against AL-Hilal of Sudan in a lowly patronized encounter at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The Peoples Team, whose defender Douglas Chirambo died a few hours before the game after a long illness, bowed out 5-1 on aggregate having lost the first round, first leg 4-0 in Khartoum.
Sunday’s match experienced low patronage due to gate fee rise from K1000 to K2000 in the open stands.
Wearing black arm bands, the Bullets kicked-off the match on a high note as they kept the visitors on a tight rope but they striking force was blunt.
Jaffalie Chande and Tigzowere Kumwenda were left with the mantle to score goals but they kept chasing their own shadows as David Simbo guarded AL-Hilal defence jealously.
The game exploded to life after the break when the Bullets snatched the lead through James Chilapondwa’s 74th minute penalty, awarded after Seyifu Masawi’s handball.
However, the lead was short-lived. It was wiped out two minutes later by Al Hilal’s super substitute Frank Boubacar’s neat finish.
Meanwhile, Blantyre fans will pay their last respects for Chirambo Monday April 6 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Thereafter Lilongwe fans will also pay their last respects at his sister’s house in Area 14 before proceeding to Rumphi, where he will be finally laid to rest on Tuesday
Bullets: Vincent Gona, Bashir Maunde ,Miracle Gabeya, Pilirani Zonda, Yamikani Fodya ,Victor Limbani, Fischer Kondowe (Dalitso Siliva), James Chilapondwa, Dalitso Sailesi, Jaffalie Chande( Dave Ng’ambi ), Tizgobele Kumwenda (Mussa Manyenje).
Al Hilal: Luis Maxim , Althahil Ather, Seyifu Masawi, David Simbo ,Bashir Mawi, Masadine Hamid, Masadine Shingeri, Mahamad Besha, Kariko Mudather (Wahid Allaaidine), Sala Ibrahim (Boubacar Frank), Omar Sidibe (Soulymane Komote).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :