Bullets tame Nomads: Malawi TNM Super League

Big Bullets on Saturday made a statement of intent in their title charge with a determined and deserved  1-0 victory  against their bitter rivals Mighty Wanderers at the fully packed Kamuzu  Stadium.

Match of the day: Bullets and Wanderers players fight for the ball- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere
Match of the day: Bullets and Wanderers players fight for the ball- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere
Match officials....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Match officials….Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Bullets players celebrating...Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Bullets players celebrating…Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Walk of shame....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Walk of shame….Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Overjoyous Bullets fans.-Photo Jeromy Kadewere.
Overjoyous Bullets fans.-Photo Jeromy Kadewere.
One is sad while one is in happy mood...Photo Jeromy Kadewere
One is sad while one is in happy mood…Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Bullets fans....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Bullets fans….Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Long ques outside the stadium....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Long ques outside the stadium….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Wanderers stormed the Kamuzu Stadium desperate for revenge  but they came out of it chastened, their presumption mercilessly exposed, grateful only that they had lost narrowly.

Pilirani Zonda  19th minute vital  pushed the Bullets second of TNM Super League table with 40 points from 19 games. Blue Eagles remain top on similar points after trouncing Epac 3-1, thanks to goals from Micium Mhone, Charles Ngosi and Stuart Mbunge.

The Nomads remain 10th on 20 points.

Bullets coach Kananji insisted this was a game Bullets  had to win – this they did and with the sort of performance that put down a marker for how the former Blantyre Unites mentor  wants his team to play.

Asked in post-match interview if the win means the ‘People’s team’ is on course for the title, Kananji said: “The title remains wide open, but this is the game we needed to win.”

He pointed out that the derby had the “intensity, passion and competitiveness”.

For the Nomads coach Gerald Phiri, it means he has emerged without a win from the three toughest games against Bullets.

“It’s not nice to lose to Bullets. But we have to give credit to them for the win,” said Phiri.

We made a mistake that cost us the game,” Phiri added in a post-match interview.

A huge crowd that included sports minister Grace Chiumia watched the match, but the action did not live up expectations with Wanderers very disappointing especially in their finishing upfront.

In other games, Airborne Rangers lost 3-1 Mafco in a Dwangwa derby.

Bullets squad: Vincent Gona, Sankhani Mkandawire, Yamikani Fodya, Bashir Maunde (James Chilapondwa), Pilirani Zonda, Victor Limbani, Dalitso Sailesi, Henry Kabichi, Jaffalie Chande (Fischer Kondowe), Frazer Menyani (Jimmy Zakazaka), Mussa Manyenje.

Wanderers squad: Richard Chipuwa, Enock Likoswe, Francis Mulimbika, Kondwani Lufeyo, Jacob Ngwira, Patrick Gunde (Kondwani Kumwenda), Victor Mpinganjira (Sparrow Msowoya), Mike Kaziputa, Cuthbert Sinetre, Khumbo Ng’ambi (Elia Munthali), Luka Milanzi.

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ALEX
6 years ago

My name is alex tembo one of bullets united I love gays please just playing football like that ,don’t leave it thank you all of you the big bullets club

Bashir omar wa bullets

Aliensa amene ali ndi ngongole ya Bullets chaka chino akubwenza kkkkk sory Neba wanga kkkkkkk awowo akumva kuwawa ifeyooo tikumva kukomaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Bashir omar wa bullets

Neba ngakhale umatibera shuga mmyumba komabe timakukondabe ngati mkazi wa2 wamkuru ! Viva Red Armyyyyyyyy

Mndala
Mndala
6 years ago

Kodi Neba chakuwona ndi chaka chino,upite kwa asing’anga ukawombeze basi

RED ARMY
RED ARMY
6 years ago

Ana Achepaawa!! Mukayambirenso Square One Mukumvaaaaaa!!! Bullets Moto Kuti Buuuuu!!

RED ARMY
RED ARMY
6 years ago

Ana Achepa Awa!! Mukayambirenso Square One Mujumvaaaaaa!!! Bullets Moto Kuti Buuuuu!!

Sautso lungu
Sautso lungu
6 years ago

Team ndiyomweyi basi. BB woyeee!

Mwikhoko
Mwikhoko
6 years ago

I do not see any reason to remain a noma supporter.Only this year 2014 has played 8 games losing 5,drawing 2, winning only 1, on post match penalties otherwise it was also a draw which means we have not won any game. Mavuto alipo,I have definately switched sides ‘NDALIRA MOKWANA’ ‘chimidzimidzi chathuchi ena ali uzisapota nyerere’ ZAMKUTU.Ladies and Gentlemen from 20th September,2014 I am no longer a Wanderers fan who ever has any objection to this decision akakolope Lake Malawi.Bullets oye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!………………

frazer
frazer
6 years ago

PEPANI MAN DZIMACHITIKA NANGA MUKANATANI PA KAMUZU NYERERE KU UNA

Richard Makalani
Richard Makalani
6 years ago

M’bale apa nde usova

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