Chirambo death overshadows Bullets exit in CAF Champions League

Bullets FC were shown an exit-door in the 2015 CAF Champions League on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against AL-Hilal of Sudan in a lowly patronized encounter at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Match action between Bullets and Al Hal at Kamuzu Stadium -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times
Match action between Bullets and Al Hal at Kamuzu Stadium -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times
Touchline tactics, coaches share tips with players -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times
Touchline tactics, coaches share tips with players -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times
Few people in the stands watching the game -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times
Few people in the stands watching the game -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times
Watching the match dangerously -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times
Watching the match dangerously -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times
Dejected players for Bullets after being shown the exit dorin Caf -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times
Dejected players for Bullets after being shown the exit dorin Caf -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

The Peoples Team, whose defender Douglas Chirambo died a few hours before the game after a long illness, bowed out 5-1 on aggregate having lost the first round, first leg 4-0 in Khartoum.

Sunday’s match experienced low patronage due to gate fee rise from K1000 to K2000 in the open stands.

Wearing black arm bands, the Bullets kicked-off the match on a high note as they kept the visitors on a tight rope but they striking force was blunt.

Jaffalie Chande and Tigzowere Kumwenda were left with the mantle to score goals but they kept chasing their own shadows as David Simbo guarded AL-Hilal defence jealously.

The game exploded to life after the break when the Bullets snatched the lead through James Chilapondwa’s 74th minute penalty, awarded after Seyifu Masawi’s handball.

However, the lead was short-lived. It was wiped out two minutes later by Al Hilal’s super substitute Frank Boubacar’s neat finish.

Meanwhile, Blantyre fans will pay their last respects for Chirambo Monday  April 6 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Thereafter Lilongwe fans will also pay their last respects at his sister’s house in Area 14 before proceeding to Rumphi, where he will be finally laid to rest on Tuesday

Bullets: Vincent Gona, Bashir Maunde ,Miracle Gabeya, Pilirani Zonda, Yamikani Fodya ,Victor Limbani, Fischer Kondowe (Dalitso Siliva), James Chilapondwa, Dalitso Sailesi, Jaffalie Chande( Dave Ng’ambi ), Tizgobele Kumwenda (Mussa Manyenje).

Al Hilal: Luis Maxim , Althahil Ather, Seyifu Masawi, David Simbo ,Bashir Mawi, Masadine Hamid, Masadine Shingeri, Mahamad Besha, Kariko Mudather (Wahid Allaaidine), Sala Ibrahim (Boubacar Frank), Omar Sidibe (Soulymane Komote).

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Chiko Baluwa
Chiko Baluwa
6 years ago

RIP Daga ,popanda iwe maule tidali chabe team ikadatha kale iyi.

Moffat kavuta
6 years ago

Daga rest in internal peace

Brethren Jimmy Kapindu
Brethren Jimmy Kapindu
6 years ago

Maule,Welcome back home.Tiphane phaneno ku supa ligi.silva ilolanso kulanditsa chikho chaka chino?Kaya tiona.Nanga Mighty B Foward;Moyale?

kholes
6 years ago

RIP Daga

Aleksandar k.k.
6 years ago

God take Daga for eternal peace.we mc your deeds.

martin lolani
martin lolani
6 years ago

Maule tsopano tibweze ngongole zija. May the de soul of Chirambo rest in internal peace

Paul Benala
Paul Benala
6 years ago

ause ndi mtendere

MAMINA
6 years ago

NJALA NTHENDA NSANJE UFITI

MULUNGU DALITSANI / TETEDZANI MALAWI !!

Norbert julius
Norbert julius
6 years ago

Douglas,may his soul rest in internal peace

samusonmussa@
6 years ago

CommentR.I.P

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