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TNM Super League defending champions fired blanks at Mzuzu Stadium where they collected a paltry two points following barren draws against Moyale Barracks and Mzuni on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Bullets missed out on the prospect of going top of the league table as they remain third with 33 points from 19 games, at par with second-placed Silver Strikers.

Silver, who have played 17 games, held leaders, Blue Eagles, 0-0 on Saturday in Lilongwe. The cops still top the standings with 35 points from 18 games.

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The results of the weekend saw no movement in the top-five bracket as Mzuni also remain fifth with 30 points from 18 games. However, Mzuni coach, Alex Ngwira, felt they deserved maximum points.

“We were not very much composed in front of goal. That is the fundamental reason why we did not win the game. In the second half, we completely outclassed them,” Ngwira said in a post-match interview.

Bullets Team Manager, Rahim Ishmael, rued the team’s missed chances.

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“It was a good game. We are disappointed that we did not score even once. We tried to field three strikers [Muhamad Sulumba, Diverson Mlozi and Chiukepo Msowoya] but we still struggled. We have lost very crucial four points,” Ishmael said.

At Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, Azam Tigers registered their biggest win in the league in over a decade when they clobbered visiting Karonga United 7-1 with Bright Munthali among the scorers after claiming a double.

Tigers took their tally to 29 points from 19 games as they remain in the top-eight whereas Karonga are second from bottom with 14 points from 18 games, seven points ahead of Max Bullets.

The bottom-placed Max Bullets lost 1-2 to Premier Bet Wizards at Chiwembe Stadium in Blantyre.

In other games, Kamuzu Barracks (KB) defeated Red Lions 2-0 at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe where Ben Hojani and Manase Chiyesa each scored. Chiyesa took his tally to 10 goals in the league.

KB moved into the top-five bracket with 31 points from 19 games as Lions dropped to 13th place with 16 points from 18 games.

Following their back-to-back second round win, Wizards jumped a step up to position 12 with 18 points from 18 games.

Elsewhere, Tony Mbulu scored the lone goal as Mafco defeated Epac 1-0 at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa on Sunday.

Epac also lost 3-1 to Dwangwa United at same venue. Epac are placed 10th with 23 points from 19 games, whereas Mafco remain fifth with 30 points from 18 games.

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