Nyasa Bullets sucker-punch Nomads to lift FA Malawi Charity Shield: Silence ‘noisy neighbours’

Defending TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets Saturday afternoon proved too good for rival camp Might Be Forward Wanderers, crashing the Nomads 2-0 in the Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Charity Shield encounter played before a huge crowd at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.

Juwaya makes a save during the game -Photo Alex Mwazalumo, Nyasa Times

Juwaya makes a save during the game -Photo Alex Mwazalumo, Nyasa Times

Msowoya lifts the  FA Malawi Chifundo Charity Shield- pix Alex Mwazalumo.

Msowoya lifts the FA Malawi Chifundo Charity Shield- pix Alex Mwazalumo.

Red hot power, Nyasa Big Bullets - Photo by Alex Mwazalumo

Red hot power, Nyasa Big Bullets – Photo by Alex Mwazalumo

Blue not the usual colour for  Be Forward Nomads, its orange, white and black - Photo by Alex Mwazalumo

Blue not the usual colour for Be Forward Nomads, its orange, white and black – Photo by Alex Mwazalumo

Bullets captain Msowoya asking fans to donate blood - Photo by Alex Mwazalumo

Bullets captain Msowoya asking fans to donate blood – Photo by Alex Mwazalumo

Featuring Flames’ international Chiukepo Msowoya and former Nomads goal poacher Muhamed Sulumba upfront, the defending champions were on song barely a minute into the game, when Sulumba capitalised on a defensive blunder to beat Wanderers’ newly signed goalkeeper Nenani Juwaya, formerly of Azam Tigers.

The early goal completely unsettled the Nomads, who never played as a unit. Bullets’ new recruit Ernest Kakhobwe, formerly Azam Tigers had the easiest of tasks in between the goal posts as strikers Jabulani Linje and Jimmy Zakazaka got no supply from the midfield.

On the other hand, Bullets were firing from all cylinders, catching the Wanderers’ defence of Steward Gerald, Kondwani Kadzuwa, Stanley Sanudi and Francis Mlimbika off-guard. It was not surprising at all that Bullets grabbed the second, four minutes to recess- courtesy of an unmarked Msowoya, who headed in a cross from Dalitso Sailesi from close range.

Sensing danger, Wanderers coach Jack Chamangwana made a double substitution during the recess, bringing in Rafik Mussa and Felix Zulu for Mike Kaziputa and Rafik Namwera. Linje and Zakazaka were also replaced by Peter Wadabwa and Nigerian towering striker Amos Beld.

The changes brought a new lease of life to the Nomads with the Nigerian, showing some touches of brilliance. Mussa, Zulu, Wadabwa and another later introduction Luka Milanzie also made a good impact but the damage made in the first half was just too difficult to repair.

Bullets mentor Franco Ndawa had the luxury to pull out three players at once as he replaced Dalitso Sailesi, Bashir Maunde and Sulumba with Davie Ng’ambi, Chikondi Likwemba and Mussa Manyenje. Veteran Fischer Kondowe also paved way for teenager Mike Mkwate.

Ndawa praised his charges for a disciplined performance, revealing the plan was to unsettle the Nomads with an early goal.

“We told our boys to get an early goal to unsettle the opponents and they did just that. We were in total command after the early goal and could have added a few more if we took all our chances. The result shows we are ready to defend our title but we are not one hundred percent perfect and we need to improve in some areas,” said Ndawa.

His counterpart Jack ‘Africa’ Chamangwana admitted the early goal unsettled his side but praised his charges for a good second half performance.

“Conceding an early goal against our rivals made life difficult for us but after making some changes, we were an improved side in the second half. This was just a warm up match and it has helped us to see who can fit in and who cannot,” said Chamangwana.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Malawi Blood Transfusion Services (MBTS) used the inaugural Chifundo Charity Shield to mobilise the public to donate blood.

FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said he proceeds of the match will go to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) where there is a critical shortage of patients’ trolleys and that expenses of the participating teams, in terms of accommodation and allowances, will be met by the yet to be disclosed sponsors.

“The Chifundo Charity Shield will be an annual event that will see Super League and Carlsberg Cup champions facing off in a match for a charitable cause. This year we are helping MBTS and KCH, but next year we will identify other beneficiaries,” he said.

MBTS chief executive officer Natasha Nsamala thanked FAM for the initiative  saying it will go a long way in achieving their target of collecting 80 000 units of blood this year.

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26 thoughts on “Nyasa Bullets sucker-punch Nomads to lift FA Malawi Charity Shield: Silence ‘noisy neighbours’”

  1. Mwembe says:

    A BB mwadala mwaonjezera paja munachotsa zogulira Sulumba. Paja mwatenga Chikho ku LL. KKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  2. nyanye says:

    Wa ku Nigeriayotu ndi mwana oyamba commander wa BokoHaram. anabwera ndi kabomba ka tinke nawo. apolice koma mamusecha bwinobwino. kkkkkkkk

  3. bullets always in heart says:

    Well done bullets they do the talkings we silence them on the ground kip showing bullets is the best team in malawi miles away I salute all the troops in red bravo bullets

  4. KOMA NEBA NDITHUDI PANYAPAKO,MACHENDE AKO .UKUWONA NGATI BB IMAWINA CHIFUKWA CHA CHANDE FOSEKE

  5. stella banda says:

    woyeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!! ine kumva kukoma hvy, kunali chande kumeneko?

  6. Nankalizi says:

    Nyasa Big Bullets should polish up finishing from open play and dead balls – corners, penalties and free kicks. Maule woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

  7. mcxavier says:

    mpila tmamenya nd myendo osat pakamwa ok…

  8. atate says:

    arsenal woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  9. Mcollings says:

    bb woyoooooooo

  10. NOMA says:

    Zauchikape basi charity shield ndiye chani? Kuzichemerera za ziiiiiiiiii tatengabe chande contract ya fake ya baunsa

  11. Shame to nomads from to day they hv to bend their kneels down where evr thy met Franco Ndawa Chiukepo Nsowoya Muhamad Sulumba and evry who dressed in red kkkk BB woyeeee

  12. victor says:

    Good sign BB hope will do more coming games and win again the Super League Bravo BB

  13. [email protected] says:

    Noisy neighbours being silenced again eeeish!!!

  14. SIR JOHN CHAULA says:

    NYERERE ZINGOLOWA PACHULU CHAKA CHAKE NDI CHINO MPIRA WA PAKAMWA MZISEWERA NDI APM

  15. jame says:

    kikkikikikkkkkkk neba tsopano! kkkkkkikiki zukhalabwanji nanga??? kkkkkkiiiikkk sucker punch yathu neba

  16. Khenge says:

    Baba nyamilandu mwati charity shield azimenya omwe atenga ligi n casbeq hahahahahaha nanga ngati team imozi yakwanitsa kutenga zikho zonse muzatani?

  17. Nankalizi says:

    Well done Maule but you could have made it even much better had our finishing been nore accurate. We wasted more chances than we utilised. This game could have ended 5-0, 6-0 or even better had we been more clinical in our finishing. We need to work on our finishing to do better. Had our nebaz pulled one back, which they nearly did, the game would have been tense in second half. And in Champions League if we are going to be that wasteful, we will not stand the heat against teams the likes of TP Mazembe, etc. Do more target shooting practice to improve finishing. Dominance does not win matches but goals.

  18. king solomon says:

    Teams should bless for though times really in TNM super league, the peoples’ team ndi dhilu heavy.

  19. Mzozodo says:

    Didn’t watch the match, but was that speech being delivered by Chiukepo in English or Tumbuka?

  20. Hassam jussab says:

    B-forward u talk too much but Bullets reply on the ground

  21. nkhwedzule says:

    That is the peoples team y not me gud job guys

  22. Johb says:

    Nakamura anolowa koma?

  23. WAONATU NEBA TAKUNG’AMBA KKKKK UMUTENGE CHANDE WAKOYO UMUPANGE KANYENYA

  24. Chief Kapoloma says:

    Ana achepa chaka chake nchuno wina amwa paint azake akumwa nkaka

  25. Dyeratu says:

    Mauleee moto kuti buuuuu odi neighbour kumeneko akuluakulu adutse.

  26. opportunist says:

    Bullets size imakana.Neba mpira wapakamwa too much ayi ife tili ndi anthu akuja pano onani zakugwerani.Ife ndife akulu ano.kkkkkkkk

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