Nyasa Big Bullets coach Lloyd Nkhwazi and team manager Rahim Ishmail have urged Bullets fans to “stay calm” after a devastating 3-0 defeat against their rivals Be Forward Wanderers on Bozing Day in the Luso TV Bus Ipite Bonanza.
Be Forward Wanderers will take a massive advantage into second leg of the bonanza in Lilongwe next Monday as they take a three-goal lead.
But despite the humiliating defeat, coach Nkhwazi said heis confident of overturning the result in the capital.
“There is no humiliation. That is part one and full battle ends in Lilongwe, it is only there where we can say who has won the war,” said Nkhwazi.
“They won with 3-0. It’s mission possible to score four goals or even more in return match. This is Nyasa Big Bullets, anything is possible,” he told Nyasa Times.
Team manager Ishmail said the People’s Team has gone back to the drawing board to rectify the problem that led them lose on Monday.
“ If Wanderers managed to score three goals in the first leg, we can as well achieve such a feat in the final leg,” he said.
“I urge Bullets fans to stay calm. We can get the job done in Lilongwe,” he added.
Wanderers team manager Steve Madeira has also said they will not throw caution to the wind in a bid to win the K25 million-worth 26-seater Nissan Caravan bus.
“We need to keep our feet on the ground. We scored three in Blantyre. If we don’t think they can get three against us, we’ll be kidding ourselves. It’s not over,” warned Madeira.
“We have got another 90 minutes to go but we will not let them snatch the bus,” he said.
After the first leg at Kamuzu Stadium, Nomads supporters erupted to chants of ‘Bus tatenga, kwatsala ndege… akwele nawo, akwele akwele a neibhour’.