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At least Big Bullets Under -20 can score

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Nyasa Big Bullets Under-20 Team defeated their Be Forward Wanderers counterparts 2-1 at Chiwembe Ground in Blantyre on Monday evening.

However, the concern for Wanderers was not on the defeat but the manner in which the FMB Southern Region Youth Football League game was staged amid descending darkness.

Wanderers Under-20 scored through Aubrey Maloya whereas Patience Phiri and Mwai Banda replied for Bullets in the league’s opening week.

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In contrast, Bullets’ senior team has not scored in three consecutive games.

After watching the match, Wanderers General Secretary, Mike Butao, said Bullets deserved to win because they were more aggressive in their approach.

“However, my concern is that the game started at 4:20 pm instead of 3 pm because there were “other games”. Fam [Football Association of Malawi] needs to be the first to promote youth football and make sure Chiwembe is available when required by the Under- 20 League.

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“Social football revenue should not take precedence over youth or competitive football. The game has to be standardised across the board. You cannot have some games being played for over 30 minutes each half and others over 40 minutes per half. It is crazy!,” Butao said.

Blantyre Youth Football League General Secretary, Joseph Semu, Tuesday admitted that despite booking the Fam-owned venue, the youngsters had to wait for other [social] games before playing.

“Due to time limitations, it was not possible to have each of the four youth games played for 40 minutes in each half as is usually the case, so each half lasted 35 minutes,” Semu said.

In other games, Kings Youth defeated Live United 1-0, Wizards Youth lost 2-0 to Cass Pirates whereas Kangaroo Academy and

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