By Mphatso Malidadi:
Nyasa Big Bullets have opened a nine-point gap at the summit of the TNM Super League table with a 2-0 over TN Stars yesterday at Kamuzu Stadium to inch even closer to the title.
Seasoned striker Chiukepo Msowoya opened the scoring in the 15th minute before midfielder Nelson Kangunje added the second five minutes later.
Bullets now have 61 points from 25 games whereas second-placed Silver Strikers have 52 points from 27 games.
Third-placed Be Forward Wanderers, who defeated Karonga United 1-0 through a Zicco Mkanda lone strike at Karonga Stadium yesterday, have 49 points from 24 games.
Bullets only need to win two games out of their remaining five to lift the championship on superior goal difference.
At Kamuzu Stadium, Msowoya, who has set himself a target of 20 league goals this season, connected with a header following a chip in from Dalitso Sailesi who is slowly rediscovering his form following his unfruitful stint in Zambia.
Msowoya has now taken his tally to 14 goals this season and it remains to be seen if he can score six times in the remaining five games to hit his target.
Bullets’ Zimbabwean Coach Kalisto Pasuwa said he feels his charges are suffering from fatigue.
“My players were too tired in the last 30 minutes of the game. They have played a lot of football this year. We need to manage this,” Pasuwa said.
His TN Stars counterpart Meke Mwase said inexperience cost them the game but promised to continue working hard to dodge relegation.
“We were caught unawares by the first goal but we will work extra hard to survive the chop,” Mwase said.
The game between Wanderers and Karonga started late as the Nomads were reportedly denied entry at one of the gates.
Mkanda underlined his ruthlessness when he scored the priceless goal despite being overlooked in some of his team’s games
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