Muhammad Sulumba grabbed a goal for Nyasa Big Bullets in their 2-1 win against Red Lions on Sunday at Balaka Stadium to collect their first 3 points of the 2016/17 TNM Super League season and his remarkable performance will give justifiable cause for the kind optimism that Bullets has placed on him to help them defend the title.
Sulumba was signed form rivals Mighty Be Foward Wanderers but kick-started the league campaign with Bullets in their goalless draw against Moyale Barracks which he was culprit for missing a penalty.
On Sunday, he was superbly in form and registered his name in the score sheet 10 minutes into the game when he zipped a cracking shot.
Lions produced a determined response and equalised through former Blue Eagles strikers Loti Chawinga.
However, the People’s Team looked more determined to defend the title and through Nikiza Aimable, they scored on 39 minutes.
First half Bullets 2 Red Lions 1.
Both teams were guilty of constantly squandering possession in a low-key start to the second period, with Bullets always looking more likely to extend their advantage.
Elsewhere, Kamuzu Barracks FC had a bad trip up north when they lost all their weekend fixtures making their trip back to Lilongwe miserable.
KB first loss was on Saturday to—the Lions of Kaning;ina, Moyale Barracks FC by 3-1 and 24 hours later they were taught football lesson also by Mzuzu University in a match which was played before a sizeable crowd at Mzuzu Stadium on Sunday.
Frastone Chisi put Mzuni ahead in the second minute of the game and KB equalised in the 72 minutes.
Henry Misinjo got Mzuni back in the lead and Zeliat Nkhoma sealed the victory with a third goal for Mzuni FC.
Mzuni FC also introduced veteran striker RussellMwafulirwa for Lackson Sangano.
Elsewhere, the game ended as follows:
Red Lions 1-2 Nyasa Bullets
Max Bullets 0-0 Dwangwa United
Civo 3-2 Mafco
Mzuni 3-1 KB
On Saturday, the scores were like below
Moyale Barracks 3-1 Kamuzu Barracks
Blue Eagles 2-1 Epac F.C
Silver Strikers 0-1 Azam Tigers
Be Forward Wanderers 1-1 Dwangwa United.
And week 3 fixtures in the TNM Super League is as below
-Azam Tigers vs Blue Eagles at Kalulu Stadium
-Big Bullets vs Mighty Wanderers at Kamuzu Stadium
-Dwangwa vs Mafco at Chitowe
-Mzuni vs Moyale Barracks at Mzuzu Stadium
-Civo Service Utd vs Silver Strikers at Civo Stadium
-Max Bullets vs Blue Eagles at Kamuzu Stadium
-Epac vs Kamuzu Barracks at Civo Stadium
-Wizards vs Red Lions at Kamuzu Stadium
And this is how the log table looks like as for today.
2016 TNM LOG TABLE
POS TEAM P GD PTS
1. Blue Eagles 2 2 6
2. Moyale Barracks 2 2 4
3. Nyasa Bullets 2 1 4
4. B4d Wanderers 2 1 4
5. Azam Tigers 2 1 4
6. Civo Utd 2 1 4
7. Mzuni Fc 2 1 3
8. Mafco Fc 2 0 3
9. Red Lions 2 0 3
10. Max Bullets 2 0 2
11. Dwangwa Utd 3 -1 2
12. Kamuzu Barracks 3 -4 1
13. Karonga Utd 0 0 0
14. Wizards Fc 0 0 0
15. Epac Fc 2 -2 0
16. Silver Strikers 2 -2 0