By Williams Gondwa:
Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve beat Nsanama FC 19-0 to move from fourth to second position in the Chitetezo Mbaula Southern Region Football Association League Premier Division.
In a match played on Wednesday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, Bullets Reserve put up a display that sent a strong message to their opponents about their title aspirations.
With the Central and Northern regions having already identified their candidates for promotion to the TNM Super League, Southern Region teams are fighting hard to position themselves for action in the top flight league.
League leaders Ntopwa FC, Bullets Reserve, Hangover United and Cobbe Barracks are locked in an intense battle for the championship in the country’s oldest football league.
The junior People’s Team were on song in the midweek match as Hassan Kajoke scored nine goals, with Sherif Maida netting a hat trick.
Patrick Mwaungulu and Alex Tsamba scored a brace each while Felix Demakude and Nixon Nyasulu scored a goal each to help Bullets Reserve reduce the gap with leaders Ntopwa to four points.
Ntopwa lead with 86 points from 38 games whereas Bullets have 82 points with two games in hand.
But Bullets Reserve can overtake Ntopwa this weekend if they manage to win their two assignments.
Enos Chatama’s charges play against Polytechnic tomorrow before facing Naming’omba on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium.
However, despite scoring the most goals in the league so far (75), Chatama said he has deployed a cautious approach to the remaining games.
“Much as we are excited with the results, there is need to be cautious as the battle is still on. I am still worried because my boys created a lot of scoring chances.
“We could have easily won the game with 30 goals. But with more games to be played this weekend, we must improve our conversion rate. The two weekend assignments will give us a clear direction on our title hopes. But I am sure we will do better,” Chatama said.
Bullets Reserve have since displaced Hangover on second position courtesy of a superior goal difference.
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