Big Bullets underlined its determination to wrestle the title from Silver Strikers when they displayed a splendid performance in the TNM Super League against highly temperamental Moyale Barracks on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium and claimed a 2-0 victory to boost their chances of chasing the title this year.
However, it was Moyale who kicked-off the game on a brighter note as the combination of Gastin Simkonda and Chamveka Gwetsani was too good for Bullets to contain.
Each time, Gastin posses the ball, Big Bullets defenders which were comprised of George Nyirenda, Sankhani Mkandawire and Douglas Chirambo could be seen panicking.
In the 18th minutes, Simkonda was more accurate with a near post drive but keeper Owen Chaima tamed the ball brilliantly.
Bullets gave a sensational response in the 27th minute when their hot-shot Gabadihno Mhango rifled home a power packed shot to kiss Moyale’s back of the net after he was put through by Heston Munthali.
After Mhango’s goal, Bullets were well organized as they were now coming wave after wave putting the Kaning’ina soldiers on the tight rope.
The moment of tension came in the 42th minute when Heston Munthali scored the second goal after a powerful header to the dissatisfaction of Moyale’s keeper Mac Donald Harawa, who went straight to the first assistant referee accusing him of letting Bullets score on an off-side position.
Harawa went as far as punching the referee of the match Sam Mangasanje after being shown marching orders.
The game was stopped for almost 7 minutes, as Mangasanje ordered for the vacation of Moyale Barracks official, who he said shovered him in the process of the fracas.
When the game resumed, there was only four minutes added time before half time.
In the second half, the pace of the game was too slow, as both side failed to play their usual first half grass cutter football.
Big Bullets coach Eding’ton Ng’onamo praised his charges for their victory and vowed to fight on until the last game.
“The players are determined to win the title,” said the Bullets coach.
While Moyale Barracks assistant coach Themba Mtontholo accused the referee for favoring Bullets.
With Sunday’s victory, Big Bullets have moved to the second slot with 49 points displacing Blantyre United who were on bye.
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