Big Bullets rattle soldiers


TNM Super League defending champions Kamuzu Barracks’ woes went from bad to worse when they lost 3-0 to Nyasa Big Bullets at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe Sunday.

It was KB’s second consecutive defeat, having lost by a similar margin to Mzuni FC at the same venue last week.

Veteran forward Chiukepo Msowoya netted a double and Emmanuel Zoya also scored for Bullets in the second-half.


After a barren first-half, Msowoya opened the scoring after seven minutes when he headed into the net from a rebound after Nelson Kangunje’s attempt had hit the post.

Zoya added the second goal with a beautiful header from a Fischer Kondowe corner-kick after 21 minutes in the second-half.

Then Msowoya completed his double with another fine header following Kondwani Kumwenda’s free-kick.


The defeat leaves the defending champions 22 points behind leaders Be Forward Wanderers, who got the better of Mafco 2-0 on Saturday.

For now, KB’s hopes of retaining the title are fast fading.

But for Bullets, the win has revived their championship hopes as they trail Wanderers by six points having played a game more.

Bullets drew 0-0 against Civil Sporting Club at the same venue on Saturday.

In a post-match reaction, KB Head Coach, Billy Phambala, admitted that his side struggled to defend set-pieces.

“We conceded all goals from headers and it is a concern for us. But the players did well, only that we lost track at some point,” Phambala said.

A visibly delighted Bullets Assistant Coach, Elia Kananji, patted his players on the back after the final whistle.

“It is a great feeling to come back with four points from two games.

“We want to continue winning games and we will see at the end,” said Kananji whose side has won the Carlsberg Cup this season.

At Chitowe Stadium, Silver took their tally to 39 points from 19 games after striker Matthews Sibale pulled the Bankers from the jaws of defeat with a late equaliser.

Silver are still undefeated this season in the league but they are being let down by too many draws (nine) or 18 points dropped.

Jack Chiwona had put the hosts ahead in the first-half. Dwangwa are now unbeaten in three consecutive games but they are still in the relegation zone with 19 points from 19 games and are placed third from bottom.

Elsewhere, Premier Bet Wizards remain winless in the second-round after losing 1-0 to Mafco at Mulanje Park Stadium yesterday. Wizards remain fourth from bottom with 19 points from 19 games.

Mafco, who scored through Emmanuel Chipeta, jumped from eight place to seventh with 28 points from 19 games.

At Mzuzu Stadium, midfielder Lazarus Nyemela’s first-half penalty handed Mzuni a 1-0 win over fifth-positioned Moyale Barracks, who have 31 points from 20 games. Mzuni are on ninth place with 26 points from 19 games.

KB Line up: Leman Nthala, World Nkuliwa, Vincent Mphepo, Pempho Kamsichiri, Sam Chibvunde, Gift Mbwana, Davie Banda, Wonderful Tumeyo, Mude Jeffery, Kelvin Hanganda, Manase Chiyesa.

Bullets: Rabson Chiyenda, Bashir Maunde, John Lanjesi, Emmanuel Zoya, Yamikani Fodya, Kondwani Kumwenda, Kangunje, Mussa Manyenje, Fischer Kondowe, Muhammad Sulumba, Msowoya.

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