Nyasa BB, Dynamos in goal-less draw

Malawi Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets and visiting Dynamos FC from Zimbabwe Sunday, February 6, 2016 played a goalless draw in their second international friendly played before a huge crowd at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.

Chiukepo takes on a Dynamos defender

Chiukepo takes on a Dynamos defender

Dynamos goalie Ashley Roynes clears the bal

Dynamos goalie Ashley Roynes clears the bal

Zimbabwe international goalie Mukuruva makes a save, Pix Alex Mwazalumo

Zimbabwe international goalie Mukuruva makes a save, Pix Alex Mwazalumo

Bullets first eleven

Bullets first eleven

An advertising banner for BB sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company.

An advertising banner for BB sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company.

Fresh from a 1-0 beating of the visitors at Kamuzu Stadium the previous day, the hosts picked up from where they had left in Blantyre, restricting Dynamos in their own half but could not find the net.

Former Be Forward Wanderers striker Muhammed Sulumba had a chance to punish Dynamos midway into the first half, when he ghosted into the edge of the 1-yard box only to see his header of a Chiukepo Msowoya cross bumping against the cross-bar before the ball went into touch.

Dynamos responded moments later with a swift counter-attack but were also denied by the wood-work.

On the resumption, Dynamos introduced their first choice goalkeeper Tatenda Mukuruva, who was in between the posts when Zimbabwe’s Warriors defeated Malawi’s Flames in the first leg of an Africa Cup of Nations group qualifier at Kamuzu Stadium.

Apart from dealing with long throw-inns from former Civo United left back Emmanuel Zoya, the Zimbabwe international was rarely tested by the Bullets’ striking force of Chiukepo Msowoya and Sulumba as Dynamos tightened their defence and midfield.

Bullets made a total of six changes in the second half, introducing Davie Ng’ambi, Miracle Gabeya and former Dedza United midfielder Amadu Makawa for Fischer Kondowe, George Nyirenda and Chiku Kanyenda and later bring in Diverson Mlozi, Niyikiza Ayimable and Yamikani Fodya for Msowoya, Sulumba and Dalitso Sailesi.

Dynamos, who were the better side in the last half also made several changes but neither side was able to find the opponents’ net.

Despite losing the two-legged international friendly matches on 1-0 aggregate, Dynamos Portuguese coach Paulo Silva expressed satisfaction with the performance of his charges.

“We were assessing our new players and trying different combinations and the two games have given me a good opportunity to see where we are strong and where we need to improve,” said Silva.

Bullets’ team manager Rahim Ishmael said his side was also trying to find the right combinations after acquiring several new faces.

“Just like us, Dynamos are the champions and the most popular team in Zimbabwe. They have given us a good chance to look at our new players and see how they can blend with the old guards,” said Ishmel.

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9 thoughts on “Nyasa BB, Dynamos in goal-less draw”

  1. oya says:

    ndiyo yake maule keep it up,sitingatsike or zitavuta bwanji.

  2. bodza lekani says:

    It sponsorship launch in Lilongwe and Blantyre for NBB why should they involve other teams. It was a BB show

  3. WILLARD MUBVUMBI says:

    @Walter Mgijima, thanks.

  4. mzungumbuli says:

    I watched the game played in Lilongwe, Civo Stadium, but alas! it was not entertaining at all. There was no rythim and my opinion was that these friendly matches were regretably monopolised by selfish Nyasa Bullets. After playing Bullets in Blantyre, they should have played at least a different team in Lilongwe like Silver Strikers, or Blue Eagles to face a different aproach. Next time Big Bullets try to organise jointly with your fellow clubs. I remember some years ago, Black Leopards of South Africa (when Fisher Kondowe was there) Played with three big teams of Malawi ie Silver Strikers, Mighty Wonderres and Big Bullets. Their trip to Malawi was worthy it.

  5. Walter Mijiga says:

    Yes Willard he is the same George Nyirenda who was playing there. Supersport told us they cannot beam our games live because there are not as many subscribers of DSTv in Malawi compared to other countries. But in my view, it just requires the soccer authorities here presenting a nice proposal to Supersport because pubs and entertainment places in Malawi are always filled with fans watching EPL, Laliga and other major games on DSTv. People follow the foreign leagues more than their own league. That’s a sign that DSTv is a popular brand in Malawi but the authorities just think of how to enrich themselves from gate-collections.

  6. Stecho says:

    Was the game played in February???

  7. WILLARD MUBVUMBI says:

    Is he the same George Nyirenda who used to play here in Zimbabwe for Caps United fc?

  8. WILLARD MUBVUMBI says:

    WHY SUPERSPORT, DSTV do not cover your soccer? How can the players get marketed?

  9. Willard Mubvumbi says:

    Why is it that, SUPERSPORT DSTV do not screen your league games? How can Malawi players get marketed?

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