Big Bullets FC underlined their credentials as strong contenders for the 2014 TNM Super League championship when they sentenced Civo United to a 2-0 home defeat in an opening match for the league’s second round played Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
Featuring their new recruits Davie Ng’ambi, formerly of Civo United and Frazer Menyani from Azam Tigers, Bullets made their intention carrying the maximum points from the capital clear from the first whistle as they took the game to their hosts.
They were rewarded for their hard work on the half-hour when Lilongwe based Fifa referee Jones Makuwira gave them a penalty following a push on striker Mussa Manyenje by defender John Lanjesi. From the spot, Fischer ‘Anong’a’ Kondowe sent Civo’s custodian Duncan Mkandawire the wrong foot.
Civo’s hopes of a come-back were dashed in the 64th minute when Menyani headed in the second after receiving a cross from Victor Limbani.
Manyenje was named man-of-the match after the game and got assorted prizes from TNM through its head of central region Danny Malisita.
Civo’s coach Oscar Kaunda and his team manager Austin Nyondo were left speechless after the defeat as they both refused to grant post-match interviews.
But Bullets’ Elia Kananji was all smiles, praising his charges for a mission well executed.
“Credit must to go to the boys for playing according to instructions. However, we need not to get carried away with this result but look forward,” said Kananji, who also showered praise on third-choice goalkeeper Chimwemwe Kumkawa for an outstanding performance.
Before the game, TNM officially presented the high-tech communication equipment to be used by match officials during games.