Bullets blow away Mafco to re-launch title defence, unbeaten: Malawi TNM Super League

Defending TNM Super League champions Big Bullets on Saturday, 12 September 2015 re-launched their title defence in grand fashion when they defeated Mafco 1-0 in a tough match played before a huge crowd at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa.

Jailos Kapalamula beaten by Fodya free-kick, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Jailos Kapalamula beaten by Fodya free-kick, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Bottoman unveils the new  TNM Super League trophy, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Bottoman unveils the new TNM Super League trophy, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Yamikani-Fodya-celebrating his-goal...Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

Yamikani-Fodya-celebrating his-goal…Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

Playing without their goal poacher Jafali Chande, Bullets showed a true character of champions by taking the game to the Soccer Instructors right from the start.

They were on top four minutes to the break- courtesy of a well taken direct free-kick from just outside the box by free-kick specialist Yamikani ‘Headmaster’ Fodya.

Lilongwe based referee Duncan Lengani awarded the free-kick after a foul by a Mafco defender on striker Diverson Mlozi, who had just replaced Davie Ng’ambi.

Half time whistle caught the soldiers trailing 0-1 and despite both sides exhausting their substitutions in the second half, the status quo remained.

Speaking after the whistle, Bullets team manager Raheem Ishmael praised his charges for putting up a spirited performance:.

“Mafco are a very tough team and it is not easy to beat them at home. I salute the boys for playing their lungs out,” said Ishmael.

Mafco team manager David Gulaimfa felt fatigue from Thursday’s Standard Bank Cup preliminary match against Be Forward Wanderers had taken a toll on his boys.

“We had a tough game against Wanderers on Thursday and there were some elements of fatigue on our boys. We were also not sharp upfront- we need to improve on our finishing,” said Gulaimfa.

With the win, Bullets have extended their lead at the top to 35 points from 15 games, eight ahead of Azam Tigers who reportedly drew nil-all against Kamuzu Barracks in Lilongwe.

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emmanuel
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bullets woye

Alex Grey Ndaipa
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BB wawa

Chifundo
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Game inamenyedwa kuti? chithunzi cha Fodya akuvinacho musatinamize, ngati munalebe chinthunzicho munakangolemba nkhaniyo mwamva.

bambo
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Kudangira nkhufika yayi abullets, Timusanganinge muthowa. Noma wayeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Big papa
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mmmmm mafco imaona mdima after nyerere zitawapengesa.

Nyenyezi
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That’s the People’s Team I know zinazi ndiminyanya, opanda sponsor but praying classic football and earning 3 points pompo pompo away for that matter is not a mini achievement. Thumps up to our Headmaster Yamikani Fodya the free-kick wizard. Neba ndiye wamwa wamandimu wopananso sugar chisangalalo chonse cha carlesberg cup kuthera pompo. More fire maule pamenepo ndiye mwandiputa moti sapota mapeto im sending many sms just to support you guys.

Wangandiyemweyo
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Mwati Bullets nkumadzulo? Kale kamene kaja! Masiku ano ikumawomba nthawi ina ili yonse – mmawa, masana, madzulo ngakhalenso usiku. Chipolopolo sichiwona nthawi abale. Enanu omwe simunakumane nayo, watch out! Ifetu tidakamwabe wamkaka. Tsoka aneba. Ayi pepani, komano pamaliro anuwa sitikhalapo tikuthamangira kukadyanso wina yemwe SULOM yatikonzera.

Hardson
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Eigh…. Coaches! Tapqngani za kupsya please tisamangodalira ma free kick tsiku lina tidzakodza nazo zimenezi aaaa. Any way big up boys you have made us proud. Mulembe nsanga nsanga ya Be Forward tione kuti zili bwanji mwina enawa akutinamiza zoona neba angalize…. Iyaaa ndi CIVO? Osatheka CIVO yoti inatopa dzuro ayi aa.

Immaculate
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Imagine Neba Civo yamukutumula akuti pa home waiwala neba kuti anasamukira ku Balaka

ZZ
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BULLETS POINTS SHOULD BE THIRTY NINE AND NOT THIRTY FIVE

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