Eagles whip Bullets to lift Massa Super Cup

Blue Eagles FC on Sunday gave Big Bullets a lot of food for thought ahead of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) campaign when they whipped the newly crowned TNM Super League champions 2-0 in the final of the Massa Super Cup at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.

Eagles celebrate 2nd goal

Eagles celebrate 2nd goal

Player of the tourney Miracle Gabeya

Player of the tourney Miracle Gabeya

Manyenje receives a special award from Massa

Manyenje receives a special award from Massa

The two-day tournament, which was organised by Malawi Schools Sports Association (Massa) started on a sour note as it was learnt at the eleventh hour that one of the participating teams, Nkhwazi FC from Zambia had not made it.

As a result, Blue Eagles who had been paired against their Zambian counterparts had a walk-over into the final.

As if that was not enough, a game between Civo and Big Bullets ended in controversy when the hosts shunned the dreaded penalty shoot-outs after a nil-all draw in regulation time.

According to the tournament format, games were supposed to go straight into penalty shoot-outs if
there was no winner in regulation time but Civo refused to take part in the shoot-outs, claiming they had information that Bullets would still face Eagles in the final on Sunday regardless of the Saturday outcome.

Some Civo players wanted to take part in the penalty shoot-outs but were ordered by their coach Oscar Kaunda to leave the field of play.

Following the behavior by the host side, Bullets were declared winners right on the field of play and played Blue Eagles in the final.

The depleted and exhausted Bullets started the final on a promising note but lost steam towards the break. They were duly punished by the cops, who had a full strength squad on the dot of the first 45 minutes
as Schumaker Kuwali rammed home a loose ball after a corner kick by Mecium Mhone.

Bullets hopes for an equalizer were dashed in the 29th minute when their goalkeeper Chimwemwe Kumkwawa deflected a Mecium Mhone strike into his own net. Mhone’s shot was seemingly going off-target but
Kumkwawa dived for the ball before diverting it into the net with his hands.

The second goal killed off all the resistance from Bullets and they were just lucky not to concede more goals.

Coach Elia Kananji played down the defeat, saying he had brought a weak team after the bulk of his first eleven refused to travel.

“We left behind several key players who refused to travel for reasons best known to themselves and I had to do with the squad that I had. Apart from missing some players, we did not sleep on Friday as we travelled to Lilongwe straight from the Prize Presentation at College of Medicine,” said Kananji.

Amongst the missing faces on Bullets line up were first choice goalkeeper Vicent Gona, Pilirani Zonda, Sankhani Mkandawire, James Chilapondwa, Jimmy Zakazaka, Dalitso Sailesi and Henry Kabichi.

Eagles’ coach Deklerk Msakakuona was all praises for his charges for taking the chances they had.

For winning the tournament, Eagles were presented with the Massa Super Cup by Principal Secretary for Youth and Sports Justin Saidi.

Both teams also received Christmas hampers from Rab Processors Limited, which also sponsored the trophy through its Sunshine Brand.

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17 thoughts on “Eagles whip Bullets to lift Massa Super Cup”

  1. Judge Kamisah says:

    Dont lose hope…BB all days aren`t sundays,keep hope arrive!

  2. Frazer Khoza says:

    Blue Eagles mwachita bwino kuwaphwasamula amatamawa. Mafinals anayenera kumenya ndi Civo.

  3. 3ptiya says:

    bullets ndi bullets basi……….. more bb

  4. Thom Chiniko says:

    Team yamatama achitabwino aigulura mano

  5. WHAT ABOUT TRAINING WITH THE SECOND ELEVEN WAS NOT THERE????????

  6. Patrck jumma Brown says:

    Zimachitika but BB more fire,game tivomereze tidaluza reguardless of left back of de other notable prayers,idapitayo nd BB yokwana

  7. Don’t lose hope maule! U r the best team!

  8. Tengupenya says:

    Do not compromise sports standards abale. Games without rest after travelling from a shindig is simply not healthy for sportsmen!

  9. sadyeka anadyeka ndimafupa omwe vomeleza [email protected] ndi wosimbwa

  10. Zavuta basi vomeleni,,,, ma Palestina olo amenyedwe ndi Israel savomela kuti aluza nkhondo,,,,,makani thooo,,,, pepa neihgbor pepa maliro mkulilana…koma ku CAF mukalimbaaa ?

  11. kaya says:

    NEBA ZAVUTA KU CIVO,KUKONDELEDWA SIKWABWINO TOONA WAPHWANYIDWA 2-KWA CHILOWELE.song- MWANYA! NEBA!! WANYA!

  12. ineyo says:

    Our report u r not telling the truth on civo behaviour. It was the vice chair mai chalira who told civo around 11am on saturday that regardless of the results bullets will still meet blue eagles in finals. The reason behind they said bullets has large follows so if they dont play on sunday massa will not collect higher gate collections. Plz use simple logic our report what was the purpose of the penalties? Plz lets avoid giving half baked information

  13. Chimango Moyo says:

    Neba zangomuvuta kusiya ma player ena sinkhani chifukwa amene mnawatengo mnawadalila ndipo mnakhulupilila kuti mkawina game. Pena mzivomera kuluza

  14. Mbolo Sidwala! says:

    Za pa khomo zinakwana zingati?

  15. Mpini Walezala says:

    That is not a tournament. One game and you are in the final?

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