Defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers continued to pile pressure on TNM Super League leaders Kamuzu Barracks (KB) after registering victories in their respective matches on Sunday.
Bullets earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory over resilient Epac at Civo Stadium whereas Silver won by the same margin against Moyale Barracks at Mzuzu Stadium courtesy of Binwell Katinji goal.
The victory has pushed Bullets to second position on the log table with 51 points, just a point behind leaders KB who were playing in the Fisd Challenge Cup final on Saturday.
Blue Eagles are third with the same number of points whereas Silver have 50 points.
After dominating the first half, Epac paid for missed chances when they conceded in the 50th minute.
Gangling forward Mohammed Sulumba’s well-taken goal was what separated men from boys.
He outsmarted Alick Jana before firing a hard shot into the far corner of the net.
Epac coach, Audrow Makonyola, said his charges lost concentration in the early stages of the second half.
“We needed to be on top of our game but the players relaxed a bit. Overall, we played well but we missed some good chances,” Makonyola said.
Bullets Team Manager, Rahim Ishmael was pleased with the performance of his players, saying the victory was a morale booster in their quest to defend the title.
“It was a tough game because Epac gave us a good run for our money. We have three crucial games ahead of us and we cannot afford to lose points,” he said.
And in Mzuzu, Silver coach Lovemore Fazili said his team’s 1-0 win over Moyale has restored his title hopes.
Katinji scored the lone goal from the spot in the 48th minute after Moyale’s Lovemore Mitengo handled inside the penalty box.
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