Nyasa Big Bullets came from behind to savage a point in a what was dubbed a rematch against Azam Tigers at the Kamuzu stadium.
The two teams were meeting for the second time within a space of three days with Bullets holding an advantage over the Kau Kau boys but it was a different game on the pitch.
Tigers went ahead midway into the first half with Precious Phiri on target following a brilliant move ochestrated by Yamikani Chester.
Chester could have doubled the lead at halfhour mark bur his shot went wide.
The scores remained the same till halftime.
Soon after recess, Bullets looked an improved team and no wonder despite Tigers strong defending, Diverson Mlozi got the goal that most Bullets supporters were praying for to level the scores.
Both teams made changes towards the last few minutes but none of them got a winning goal.
Speaking after the final whistle, Bullets Coach Franco Ndawa said fatigue crippled most of his players legs hence the draw.
“We are happy with the result because it was not going to be easy to beat a team that you stunned within a space of 3 days. They gave us a good game and deserved something from this game. We will now look ahead to our last remaining game of the first round and see where it will take us,” said Ndawa .
For his part, Tigers Coach Gerald Phiri said Bullets were lucky to escape with a point.
“Am happy with the way my players responded to the midweek defeat against the same team. We deserved maximum points but football is like that sometimes and a point is not bad at all,” said Phiri.
The result mean Tigers finished the first round with 22 points and currently sits on ninth position on the log table while Bullets have one more game before they wind up their first round campaign.