Azam Tigers, Big Bullets clash in game of the week
The morale in the camp of TNM Super League leaders, Big Bullets, is obviously low after a poor outing last weekend.
However, Bullets face unpredictable Azam Tigers this afternoon at Kamuzu Stadium as they seek to maintain top slot.
Downcast Bullets returned home with two points after drawing one-all against Mzuni FC and Moyale Barracks last weekend. They blamed referees for their failure to collect maximum points. As that was not enough, they lamented about the absence of Flames trio Fischer Kondowe, Yamikani ‘Soul Brother’ Fodya and Bashir Maunde.
To spice up their argument, the People’s Team said they were supposed to be exempted from league games after full-back Pilirani Zonda got injured while training with the Malawi national football team.
Bullets technical director Billy Tewesa admitted that they were struggling in absence of the quartet.
“However, Tigers should not come and undermine us. We are still working on our formula and hopefully we will get it right. We only pray that referees should follow the rules. We should not see a repeat of what happened in the North,” he said.
Veteran forward Chiukepo Msowoya has been in fine form for Bullets scoring goals regularly while the likes of Jafalie Chande and Mussa Manyenje would cause pandemonium in Tigers camp.
Bullets will be without playmaker Eneya Banda who is serving two yellow cards.
Tigers coach Gerald Phiri said he was confident that his charges would do well against his former side.
Ironically, few weeks ago, Phiri’s charges made a dramatic comeback when they faced Be Forward Mighty Wanderers to snatch a late draw.
“This is a different game altogether and we will give out our best,” he said.
Tigers would be without former Bullets right back Peter Mpulula who is injured and suspended Bonda Mpinganjira.
But in Yamikani Chester and Peter Katsonga, Tigers have an arsenal capable of shocking Bullets.
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