Caoch Franco Ndawa started his reign at Nyasa Bullets with a win when his charges defeated 1-0 visiting Zimbabwe Dynamos in the first leg of the international friendly played at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The two sides meet again Sunday afternoon in Lilongwe for the second leg of Nyasa Challenge Cup.
Bullets , however, won through Dynamos own goal from Godknows Muriwa.
Ndawa claimed his side “totally deserved” to win the match having dominated the game.
“It is always good to win the first game. I am happy and the players showed the character and quality,” said Ndawa who appointment caused some divisions in the club.
But Dynamos coach Paul Silva said his team gave Bullets a good run only to lose because Bullets were “lucky”.
Former Civo United player John Lanjesi was the only new face in Bullets’s squad as Ndawa opted to start with the old guards.
Bullets lost Chikondi Likwemba when he dislocated his shoulder and Henry Kabichi was introduced.
Ndawa introduced Muhamad Sulumba in the second half who showed he is gelling well with his news team players.
Bullets had to wait until 68th minute for the goal through Godknows who managed to beat his own goal keeper into the net after failing to clear a cross from Nyirenda, 1-0.