Defending TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets came from behind to stun league leaders Silver Strikers 2-1 at the Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday.
The central bankers were first to score early in the first half with Mathews Sibale on target from a free kick . The Lilongwe based team were a marvel to watch in the entire first half but failed to capitalise on their better possession to punish the people’s team.
Soon after the recess, Bullets were awarded a penalty which Captain Chiukepo Msowoya converted. Some Silver Strikers players and officials were seen fuming at the decision to award Bullets a penalty but later on went on to accept the decision.
Midway the second half, Diverson Mlozi scored a second goal for Bullets that ensured maximum points are in the bag for the people’s team to the delight of their Coach Franco Ndawa.
“I am very happy that my boys are getting the results positively and hope this is the way to go,” said Ndaw, who previously coached Silver.
“We missed a number of regular players due to injuries but the guys who came in to fill their gaps were able to cope with the pressure. The win sends a strong message to the rest of the teams that we are ready to challenge for the title,” said Ndawa.
In his remarks, Team Manager for Silver Strikers Francisco Songo said harsh decisions by the referee costed them victory against Bullets.
“We were harshly punished by the officiating personel. I think it’s not on that the same team gets penalties almost in each and every game. That proves something and the league’s governing body has to look into that,” said Songo.
The win moves Bullets from position nine to six on the log table while Silver Strikers remain on top of the table with 29 points.