Silver beat Bullets, one leg into Airtel Top 8 semis

Silver Strikers tossed one leg into Airtel Top 8 Trophy semifinals as they edged wasteful Nyasa Big Bullets 1-0 during the first leg of the knockout tournament played at Bingu National Stadium on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Part of the action
Kakhobwe fumbles Tembo’s free kick, pic Alex Mwazalumo
Munthali makes a crucial save during the game, pic Alex Mwazalumo
Part of the action
FAM president Nyamirandu Show the Airtel Top 8 cup
Silver celebrates
Munthali makes a crucial save during the game, pic Alex Mwazalumo
We are not out yet- Ramadan
We will push for an away goal- Fazili

Substitute Victor ‘Vibri’ Limbani drew the blood from his former team four minutes from full time, when he ghosted into the box to tap home a loose ball after Bullets’ custodian Ernest Kakhobwe had failed to stop a Blessings Tembo free-kick.

The late strike by Limbani was a body blow for the visiting giants from Blantyre, who could have had wrapped up the game by then had they taken their first half and second half chances.

The Bullets had numerous scoring chances in the first half but their strikers Diverson ‘Agogo’ Mlozi and Bright Phiri kept firing blanks.

Silver had only one clear cut chance in the first half, which was wasted by Ghanaian striker Michael Tetteh.

A triple substitution of Tetteh, Green Harawa and Levison Maganizo, who paved way for Tembo, Limbani and Timothy Chitedze was the turning point for the central bankers.

The three brought a new lease of life into the bankers’ fold and it was no wonder to see Tembo delivering a dangerous free kick, which eluded Kakhobwe to the near post before taking a deflection towards the path of Limbani, who had the simplest of talks to tap the ball home.

The last four minutes plus another four minutes of added time were too little for Bullets to salvage the much needed away goal as the Bankers stood firm at the back to take a huge advantage into the second leg.

Bullets coach Nsazurwimo Ramadan conceded defeat after the whistle, lamenting the missed opportunities by his side.

“Our play was just fine but we could not put the ball into the net. We played better than Silver but our friends utilised the only chance they had.

“We are not out yet, there is another 90 minutes in the second leg and we are capable of turning the tables,” said Ramadan.

His counterpart Lovemore Fazili admitted Bullets controlled the pace of the game but pointed out the 1-0 win had given his side a big advantage ahead of the second leg.

“Bullets had a lot of chances but the good thing for us is that they did not get an away goal. We will push for an away goal in the second leg to make it even more difficult for them” said Fazili.

In another quarterfinal clash at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota, Moyale Barracks silenced fellow soldiers Mafco with a 2-0 beating to remain strong favorites for a semifinal berth going into the second leg in Mzuzu.

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5 years ago

My team my club still waiting for sunday the 21st kuti tione kkkkk

5 years ago

ayikhapila kosathwa
ayipagitsa kuti ulendo wa airtel cup ukhale wamdima.

DPP ndi Imfa
DPP ndi Imfa
5 years ago

Bullets Yakwapulidwa
Bullets yaona mazangazime
Bullets yagwira magobo
Bullets Yasosoledwa
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Bullets yagonja
Bullets ayi bilibinya
Bullets ayiyendetsa mmatenjetenje
Bullets ayiminitsa
Bullets yakuwa
Bullets dunyulidwa

Hahahaha pitilizani kwinako

5 years ago
Reply to  DPP ndi Imfa

Bullets yalandira Mdulidwe!!

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