Chiukepo Msowoya scored the only goal as Nyasa Big Bullets won their last game of the season against Blue Eagles at the Kamuzu stadium.
However, this was not enough to deny Kamuzu Barracks from making history as they demolished Dwangwa United in their final game at Chitowe.
Coming back to the Kamuzu Stadium, the match was delayed for some minutes as Blue Eagles players were denied entry to the dressing room using their team bus by some irate Bullets supporters. This sparked verbal war between officials of the two teams before Super League of Malawi officials intervened.
Maxwell Salambula had an opportunity to put Blue eagles in front a few minutes into the game but his shot was well saved by Bullets goalie Ernest Kakhobwe. The area 30 Lilongwe based side were a better team during the entire first half but their efforts for a goal were denied by a strong Bullets defence led by John Lanjesi and Miracle Gabeya.
Soon after the recess, Bullets were close to getting a goal with Mussa Manyenje feeding Henry Kabichi but his shot was too weak for Eagles goalkeeper John Soko. However the people’s team wait for a goal came to fruition with only 18 minutes to go and this time Msowoya scoring from a close range.
Msowoya’s goal was enough to give Bullets maximum points but not more than enough to snatch the league title under KB’s nose.
Speaking to reporters after the game, the Bullets skipper congratulated KB for winning the title.
“On behalf of Bullets family, let me congratulate KB for winning the title. They really deserved it after a hard work. We were affected by injuries and that really hit us hard on our backs. But we hope to bounce back better next season,” said Msowoya.
His sentiments were echoed by his Chairman, Noel Lipipa who congratulated Malawi Defence Force for producing a league winner in KB. The Bullets Chairman also admitted to have given Bullets K1 million kwacha on Tuesday for the achievements in 2016.
In his remarks, Blue Eagles Coach Declerk Msakakuona described KB’s title win as hope for outside teams to win the league.
“People are used to see Bullets, Silver Strikers and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers winning league titles. However, this is a true indicator that the title is open to all the teams that participate. We will push for an extra gear as Blue Eagles next season,” said Msakakuona who is the longest serving Coach for a top flight team in the country.
Meanwhile, reports from the Malawi Defence Force shows that all the MDF teams will participate in next year’s top flight league ending speculations of having one team being dissolved.