Nyasa Big Bullets were yet again frustrated by a resilient Azam Tigers as they blew chances to capitalise on Silvers Strikers draw against city rivals CIVO service united in the TNM super league super league.
Bullets had an opportunity to go in front early into the game but captain Chiukepo Msowoya blew away a golden opportunity.
Tigers on the other end should have gone 1 nil up five minutes before halftime but a Yamikani Chester ‘s curler was well served by the Bullets goalkeeper.
Despite making substitutions in the last half of the match, both teams could not find the formula to unlock each team’s defence up until the final whistle.
The draw meant Bullets are without a win in back to back home matches as they find themselves rocked in second position behind league leaders Silver Strikers who have played a game less than the people’s team.
Speaking to Nyasa Times after their draw with Tigers, Bullets Team Manager Rahim Ishmael admitted Bullets dip in form which could cost them lose the title.
“I cannot recall when we failed to win home league matches in 2 attempts. I can admit that we are not playing our top football now but we still have ro to improve. We still have the opportunity to defend our title but that will depend with our reaction in the next game,” said Ishmael
In his remarks, Tigers Coach Gerald Phiri said Bullets were lucky to escape with a point.
“I am not happy with a point. We deserved maximum points especially considering the way we played. We played with a lot of intensity and acceleration. But either way, a point aginst a good team like Bullets is not ba,” said Phiri.
Bullets have 41 points from 23 games, one point behind Silver who have played 22 games.
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