TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets earned a hard
fought 2-0 victory over TN Stars at Kasungu Stadium Sunday.
The victory means Bullets have dislodged Blue Eagles at the summit of the 16-member log table. Bullets have 29 points from 11 matches, two points above Eagles, who have also played the same number of matches.
Patrick Mwaungulu scored a brace for Bullets in the first half while Anthony Mfune missed two golden chances.
Despite the loss, Stars matched Bullets in many departments and created numerous scoring opportunities.
However, Stars should blame themselves after they wasted several chances throughout the match.
Frank Chizuze, Alfred Chizinga and Mphatso Zongololo were on top of their game.
But for Stars, the defeat means they are stuck at the bottom of the table with eight points from 11 matches.
After the match, Bullets Coach Kalisto Pasuwa admitted that his troops were too casual in the second half.
“We gave them a chance to play with the ball. But the good thing is we collected maximum points,” Pasuwa said.
On his part, Stars Assistant Coach Honest Nkhwazi said lack of experience cost them the game.
“We made some mistakes and we were punished,” he said.
Elsewhere, Mighty Wanderers returned to their Blantyre base with six points after a 4-0 victory over Rumphi United at Rumphi Stadium.
The win came just 24 hours after they beat Ekwendeni Hammers 2- 1 at the same venue.
Muhammad Sulumba netted a brace, with the other goals coming Misheck Botoman and Stanley Sanudi.
Following the win, the Nomads have moved to position three with 19 points from 10 matches.
Silver Strikers came from behind to force a 2-2 draw against Sable Farming at Mulanje Park.
Madalitso Chiumia and Christopher Gototo netted for Sable whereas Hardy Ng’andu and Stain Davie scored for Silver.
The Central Bankers are fifth with 16 points from 10 matches.
At Mzuzu Stadium, Dedza Dynamos claimed a 2-1 win over Moyale Barracks. Charles Chipala scored a brace for the rookies whereas Lloyd Njaliwa was on target for the soldiers.
Dedza are on position 10 with 12 points from 10 games.
Mathews Kasanda is a journalist who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from University of Malawi (The Polytechnic).
In 2015, Media Institute of Southern Africa awarded him the Best Print Media Education Journalist of the Year accolade.
He joined Times Group Newsroom in September 2019.