By Mabvuto Kambuwe:
Nyasa Big Bullets Coach Kalisto Pasuwa has said it is too early to start celebrating winning the TNM Super League title, insisting that anything can happen in the remaining games.
Pasuwa was on the touchline in his first away game as Bullets defeated Blue Eagles 1-0 at Nankhaka Stadium in Lilongwe courtesy of Nelson Kangunje’s second-half header on Saturday.
Following the victory, Bullets have a massive advantage in the title race as fellow contenders Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers shared the spoils after a 1-1 draw at Kamuzu Stadium on the same day.
Bullets have a maximum points tally of 76 if they win all their remaining games against Wanderers’ 66 points and 61 points for Silver.
But when asked if the win over Eagles had wrapped up the title for Bullets, the former Zimbabwe national football team coach refused to be carried away, saying anything can happen in the remaining games.
“I know the title is for us to lose but from what I have seen in the games I have watched so far, there are many tough teams in Malawi. It will not be easy for us to put the title in the bag. There is no time to relax because it is not yet over,” Pasuwa said.
Former Malawi national football team coach Eddington Ng’onamo, who watched the game at Nankhaka, said the title was for Bullets to lose.
“They have all the chances to win the league but they need to be careful because football can suprise people sometimes. You are not there until you get there. So Bullets should focus on the job at hand and celebrate after reaching the promised land,” Ng’onamo said.
If Pasuwa lifts the title, he will become the second Zimbabwean to do so for Malawian teams after Rahman Gumbo achieved the feat for Wanderers some 12 years ago.
Bullets are the only unbeaten side in the top flight league this season with 58points from 24 games, followed by Silver on 52 points from 27 games.
Wanderers are third on the log table with 46 points after playing 23 games. But both Silver and Wanderers are refusing to throw in the towel, saying they can still make it.
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