Nyasa Big Bullets staged a stunning display of champions when they scored a goal in each half as the they handed high flying Mzuni F.C their second defeat since the league kicked off in a match played at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Saturday.
Mzuni , who had a good start to the season, started as the hungriest between the two but their efforts failed to produce goals.
Mid-way into the first quarter of the game, Brave Phiri had a chance to unlock the deadlock but his shot was too weak to punish Bullets goal stopper Ernest Kakhobwe.
With the game getting towards the last fifteen minutes of the first half, Mzuni made a tactical substitution as they recalled Wacheta Mwenifumbo for Khumbo Banda. Despite all the efforts, it was Bullets who opened the scoring towards the last three minutes of the first half with Bashir Maunde heading in a Mcfallen Ngwira free kick.
As it was the case with the first half, Mzuni began the second half as the better team but failed to turn their chances into goals.
A few minutes later, goalkeeper Labson Chienda made several heroic saves for the northern region side as Bullets began the search for their second goal.
As the game was heading towards the hour mark, man of the moment Mike Mkwate fed Henry Magetsi Kabichi to tap in Bullets second that wrapped up maximum points for the people’s team.
It was 2-0 the final result and Bullets Team Manager Rahim Ishmael was convinced with the final score.
“We deserve to collect maximum points because we were the best team on the day. Mzuni is not a bad team as they proved in their first four games. On top of that, they were above us on the log table as we were heading to this game,” said Ishmael.
And Mzuni F.C Team Manager Vyson Jegweda admitted his side was below Bullets on the day.
He said their focus now was on their next fixture against Azam Tigers on Sunday at the same venue.
Sulom kickstarts campaign against persecution of albinos
During the match, the Super League Association of Malawi (SULOM) joined the campaign against the killing and abductions of people with albinism.
SULOM who earlier in the week announced support for the campaign used the match to display banners showing their stance.
Members of the Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) were among those present at the VIP stand. Before the kick-off, APAM,SULOM and the two teams displayed banners bearing information against the abductions and killings of people with albinism.
Speaking to Nyasa Times, Alex Machila, member of APAM commended SULOM for joining the campaign. He said football offers a good platform to share information on different issues.
“Football is like a religion and this is a welcome development as it will help us spread the message to the public on abductions and killings of people with albinism,” said Machila who once served in the executive of Mighty Be Forwad Wanderers Football Club.
According to SULOM, the campaign against abductions and killings of people with albinism will also be carried during tomorrow’s TNM super league matches and other upcoming games.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :