By Mphatso Malidadi:
TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets were merciless in their quest to successfully defend the TNM Super League title as they thrashed Civil Sporting Club 6-0 at Kamuzu Stadium Sunday to move to second position on the table behind leaders Blue Eagles.
Following the win, Bullets have 10 points from four games whereas Eagles lead with 11 points from six matches.
Bullets made a promising start as rookie Hassan Kajoke headed home a Chiukepo Msowoya cross, beating Civil goalkeeper Blessings Kameza barely a minute into the game.
Civil were hardly in the game as they struggled in all the departments.
Bullets underlined their desire to win the match with left back-cum-midfielder, Precious Sambani, getting his debut.
Former Civil full back Gomezgani Chirwa engineered Bullets’ second goal, with Msowoya extending the lead in the 16th minute.
Civil were forced to make an early change when Damiano Kunje hobbled off injured.
Sambani then scored Bullets’ third goal before Kajoke claimed his second, and Bullets’ fourth, in the 40th minute following a counter-attack.
In the second-half, both teams made changes with Civil introducing Muhammad Sulumba for Lucky Mdezo whereas Bullets pulled out Kajoke and Dalitso Sailesi for Patrick Phiri and Peter Banda, respectively.
Phiri scored Bullets’ fifth goal while another substitute, Righteous Banda, who replaced Sambani, nailed the last goal.
Civil Coach, Franco Ndawa, said they misfired and congratulated Bullets for the win.
“It was simply not our day,” Ndawa said.
The result means Civil returned to Lilongwe after losing two consecutive games. The Civil Servants lost 0-1 to Mighty Tigers on Saturday.
Bullets Team Manager, James Chilapondwa, said it was a well calculated and executed game plan.
“We need to be consistent to impress our supporters,” Chilapondwa said.
In other games, Savenda Chitipa United drew 0-0 with Be Forward Wanderers at Karonga Stadium whereas Masters Security and Silver Strikers also played out a goalless draw.
In another match, Dwangwa United drew 1-1 with Mlatho Mponela. The match between Kamuzu Barracks and Mzuni was postponed.
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