Big Bullets hammered Red Lions 4-2 on Sunday to underline their TNM Super League title credentials in a fully packed Kamuzu Stadium.
The Peoples Team were in confident mood after their last week’s 1-0 win over Mafco FC in Chitowe and hit the ground running when Chiukepo Msowoya put them ahead after Kumbukani Mwambene was first to score for the Zomba-based soldiers as early as three minutes.
As Red Lions wobbled, Chikondi Likwemba and Henry Kabichi added to the scoreline, to the delight of the home crowd before James Chilapondwa scored the fourth goal on a spot kick.
Red Lions were punished because of a disjointed defence, while upfront Innocent Bokosi was well tamed by Bullets defence.
In the 35th minute, after a quick exchange with Jaffalie Chande , Chiukepo Msowoya showed exquisite poise and physical strength to turn Mphatso Ngwira inside out before dispatching a long range, which went wide.
The Peoples Team made several changes from the wings, where Dalitso Sailesi was not even on the bench paved the way to Dave Ng’ambi, while Fischer Kondowe warmed the bench for Mac Phalen Magwira to operate from the right flank.
In the midfield, James Chilapondwa and Henry Kabichi were left with the mantle to keep the engine boiling, as Chiukepo Msowoya partnered Jaffalie Chande upfront.
In the second half, Mabvuto Lungu made some changes bringing in the likes of Chikumbutso Kanyenda, Ikiza Imebo for Ng’ambi and Msowoya, who was forced out due to an injury.
Bullets also saw their first choice goalkeeper Owen Chaima left the pitch after sustaining a shoulder injury. Chimwemwe Kunkwawa was called on duty to man the posts.
After the last whistle, Big Bullets coach Mabvuto Lungu hailed his troops for the job well done and vowed to continue with the unbeaten record.
“We will make sure that we do not suffer any defeat because our aim is to clinch the league and make history. I must salute our boys for the job well done because coming from behind is not easy in any game,” he said.
Red Lions coach Collins Nkuna said it was another bad day in office but praised his boys for trying their best.
“We cannot blame our boys for the defeat but it was another bad day in office,” said Nkuna.
Lungu vowed Bullets would go for the jugular in all remaining matches to ensure the title is back with them.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :