Big Bullets recovered quickly form their last week 4-0 demolition to Silver Strikers in the opening ceremony of the 2012-2013 TNM Super League with a 4-1 victory to new rookies in the elite league, Bvumbwe Research on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The ‘People’s team’ looked determined to win from the first whistle through their wonder boy Gabadin Mhango and Henry ‘Magetsi’ Kabichi, who was probably man of the match.
Kabichi was a marvel to watch with his stylish football, no wonder he was responsible in destroying the new comers with a brace.
New catch from Escom United Heston Munthali made a statement of intent that he is still a hitman when he released a thunderbolt leaving Bvumbwe Research’s goalkeeper helpless to score the third goal for the reds.
Bullets continued pressurizing the stars from the tea growing district Thyolo that if it was not for Mhango’s wasteful they could have been leading with at least up to five goals.
As the two teams were going on recess, it was 3-0 in favour of the People’s team.
Come second half, the tempo of the game changed with Bvumbwe Research dominating in all departments.
Bvumbwe’s dominance in the game resulted in Big Bullets defenders playing under panic they pulled down a Bvumbwe Research striker forcing the referee to point on the spot kick.
Vincent Chinthenga, formerly of Might Wanderers did not make any mistake by converting the ball into the net.
Bvumbwe Research’s goal gave them energy that they kept Bullets on a tight rope with the help of experienced players like Rafick Mussa and Mac lean Salamu, who played for Wanderers before.
Bullets vast experienced midfielder Fundi Akidu nailed the last nail on Bvumbwe Research’s coffin through a header.
“I am delighted with the result because it shows how serious our boys are this season,” said Bullets assistant coach Gerald Phiri.
Bvumbwe’s coach Bob Mpinganjira said: “We will pick up in each and every game as you are aware that these are new kids in the big league.”
In Zomba, Mighty Wanderers failed to cling on to their 1-0 lead to Red Lions, as they
went on to share the spoils.
In Chitowe, it was a sweet victory for Azam Tigers, who won 1-0 to Mafco FC courtesy of their captain Mapopa Msukwa.
The Kau-Kau were also on cloud nine last week, as they also managed to collect maximum three points in a 2-1 victory against Escom United.
It was still blackout for Escom United in the capital city, as they went down 1-0 to Civo United.
As of Saturday, Civo United were on the summit table of the league with six points followed by Azam Tigers with the same number of points.
On third slot is Mighty Wanderers who have accumulated four points being chased closely by Red Lions with the same points while Silver Strikers are on fifth place with three points.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
-Big Bullets 4 vs Bvumbwe Research 1 @ Kamuzu Stadium.
-Red Lions 1 vs Mighty Wanderers 1 @ Zomba Community.
-Civo United 1 vs Escom United 0 @ Civo Stadium.
-Mafco FC 0 vs Azam Tigers 1 @ Chitowe Stadium