A Mussa Manyenje first half clever finish was enough to get maximum points for defending TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets over relagation battlers Dwangwa United on a Sunday afternoon at the Kamuzu stadium.
The Bullets striker tapped in from a rebound after his first shot hit the goal post. He received a loose ball from Dalitso Sailesi before dashing to release a shot which first hit the post before he went for the rebound.
Manyenje and his striking partner on the day Muhammed Sulumba squandered a number of scoring opportunities before Sulumba was replaced by Bullets skipper Chiukepo Msowoya.
Dwangwa on the other hand proved their resilience soon after conceding the goal but failed to get the magic that should have pulled them level with the people’s team.
Mike Mkwate who came on as a second half substitute for Bullets was a marvel to watch but he too could not produce a miracle to get the defending champions a second goal.
Speaking to Nyasa Times after the game, Bullets Coach Lloyd Nkhwazi praised God for the win and suggested the battle for the title will go up to the wire.
“I can see the race to the title going up to the last round of fixture. Everyone is aware how important it is to win your last few games especially when you are also a title contender. This is a race to remember. However, we thank God for today’s victory over my former team,” said Nkhwazi who used to be Coach Dwangwa in his early coaching days when it was called Dwasco.
Bullet ‘s win over Dwangwa means they are just a point behind current league leaders Kamuzu Barracks who beat Blue Eagles 2 nil on Sunday to remain on top with only 2 games to go.