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Big Bullets extend lead

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Peter Mponda

TNM Super League defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets have extended their lead at the summit of the log table after a hard-fought 1-0 win over resilient Red Lions at Chiwembe Stadium in Blantyre.

Bullets are now at 52 points after playing 25 matches while second-placed Silver Strikers have 49 points from the same number of games.

The result was a huge relief to Bullets, who had not won in four back-to-back matches.

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Hassan Kajoke converted a spot kick in the 67th minute after he was brought down in the danger zone.

Red Lions Coach Alick Chirwa described the penalty as dubious.

“This is broad daylight robbery. That penalty should not have been awarded,” Chirwa said.

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He, however, expressed satisfaction with his players’ performance.

Bullets Assistant Coach Peter Mponda said all that mattered was to bag full points from the match.

“Of course, there are issues of fatigue after returning from Tanzania, Lilongwe and Mzuzu but we just have to fight. We just needed to go back to winning ways as the league is drawing towards the end,” Mponda said.

The loss left Lions rooted on position 10 with 34 points from 26 points.

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