Big Bullets welcomed back their coach, Eding’ton Ng’onamo, who was in Denmark in style after trouncing Civo United by 3 goals to 1 on Sunday in the elite TNM Super League at Kamuzu Stadium.
The ‘people’s team’, who missed four of their key players namely Grant Lungu, Fischer Kondowe, Yamikani Fodya and Jelesi Lufeyo due to injuries showed determination to secure victory from the first whistle.
Rising star Gabadin Mhango kept Civo’s defence which was marshalled by John ‘Kintu’ Lanjesi on the tight rope that each time he had the ball it resulted into a free kick.
Mhango co-ordinated well with Diverson Mlozi and it was not surprising when Mlozi opened the score sheet in the 21 minute, after Civo’s goalkeeper Onano Nsengwa fumbled the ball.
The Capital City giants tried to pressurize the commercial city out-fit but all their efforts proved in vain, as Bullets defence was well marshalled.
Bullets were organized in all the departments, from the backline where Chikumbutso ‘Jet-Li’ Kanyenda and George Mhango stood firmly.
In the 26th minute, striker Heston Mhango scored the second goal for Bullets before the Civil
Servants replied in the 28th minute through Nelson Kangunje, who scored from the spot kick.
Bullets increased the tally to 3-1 through a penalty which was converted by Douglas Chirambo, after Mhango was brought down in the eighteen yard box.
Ng’onamo praised his boys for the win describing it a warm welcome.
“I am very happy for this victory because it means the boys have welcomed me back from Denmark. Our focus is to grab the title this season,” said Ng’onamo.
Civo’s ‘Sir’ Alex Masanjala conceded defeat, saying his team failed to tick for the entire game.
In other matches, Mighty Wanderers recovered quickly from last week’s 2-1 lose to Silver Strikers by beating Epac FC 1-0 in Balaka courtesy of Diverson Chilemba, who is proving to be a serious goal poacher scoring in each and every Nomads encounter.
At area 47, Silver Strikers were on a serious campaign, as they went on to demolish Kamuzu Barracks 4-1.
The Bankers netted their goals through Blessings Tembo, Chikondi ‘Farook’ Likwemba and a brace from Rodrick Gonani while the soldiers scored their lone goal through Yusufu Nanthalu.
This was a fourth straight win for the TNM Super League defending champions, who are now five points clear at the top, having won all their first four league matches.
In Nchalo, it was a first victory for the new rookies, Bvumbwe Research, who won 4-2 to Blantyre United, the same with Moyale Barracks who won 2-0 to Mafco FC in Mzuzu.
In the old capital city of Malawi, Red Lions had a fruitful Sunday; as they went on to prune visiting Azam Tigers 3-1.
TNM Super League 17, June, 2012 Results
-Big Bullets 3 vs Civo United 1 @ Kamuzu Stadium.
-Silver Strikers 4 vs Kamuzu Barracks 1 @ Silver Stadium.
-Mighty Wanderers 1 vs Epac FC 0 @ Balaka Stadium.
-Moyale Barracks 2 vs Mafco FC 0 @ Mzuzu Stadium.
-Bvumbwe Research 4 vs Blantyre United 2 @ Kalulu
-Red Lions 3 vs Azam Tigers 1 @ Zomba