Bullets beat Wanderers to win Carlsberg Charity Shield

A bitter rivalry between Bullets FC and Mighty Wanderers eventually tilted in favour of the former as the ‘People’s Team’ won the K1 million (about $4 000) Carlsberg Charity Shield with 1-0 in a match played at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday.

Heston Munthali scored in the 70th minute after receiving a fine pass from Gabadini ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango .

Bullets were awarded the penalty  in the 50th minute when Diverson Mlozi was brought down in the scoring position. Gabadinho spot kick was kept out by Nomads goal-tender Richard Chipuwa.

The two local football powerhouses are all getting K15 million each sponsorship from Carlsberg Malawi.

Carlsberg Cup Charity Shield champs.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

For winning the charity shield Bullets  went away a cool K500 000 (about $2 000) whereas K300 000 (about $1 200) will be donated to a charity cause of the winner’s choice.

Bullets  enjoyed a dream start but Wanderers came back into the game after weathering some pressure.

But the officiating was so poor that led to the game to be spoiled late in the game.

Referee  Fransisco Scova gave red card to Wanderers defender and captain  Foster Namwela  late in the game. Namwela  had slapped a Bullets player who charged at him.

His red card annoyed Wanderers supporters  who pelted  objects  on the pitch in protest against referee’s decision.

Bullets coach Ed Ng”onamo said he was delighted with the win and for “trimming Wanderers to size.”

“We have proved to them that  ndiakazi athu Manoma [they  are our  wives] and we have put the ring on them,” he said.

Wanderers coach Franco Ndawa  said the refreee made a “daylight  robbery” by favouring the Bullets.

Meanwhile,Ndawa does not believe the result will have any bearing on his side’s TNM  Super League title challenge.

Bullets FC: Back in town.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Modelling the the Carlsberg Charity shield.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Big Bullets goalkeeper Chaima being carried by Bullets fans.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Nomads striker Anthony Banda limping off the field.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Minister of Information Moses Kunkuyu was the guest of honour.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Bullets stand erupts into scene aof celebrations.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Bullets players cerebrating after their victory.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Carlsberg Cup was lauched in a style ......parachute men.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Carlsberg Charity Shield.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Tough luck: Mighty Wanderers.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Wanderers top fan Yona Malunga : No cheers.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
A Bullets fan after the match.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Bullets and Wanderers: Match action.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

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