By Mphatso Malidadi:
Nyasa Big Bullets Coach, Kallisto Pasuwa, has said there is need to tighten his team’s defence to avoid shipping in silly goals if their chances of retaining the TNM Super League title are to be realised.
Pasuwa made the remarks after his charges beat debutants Ntopwa 4-1 at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday to move to third with seven points from three games.
“We need to play with shape. We must be solid. Some areas in midfield also need polishing up because, at times, we tend to be sleepy. We need to pull our socks,” he said.
Pasuwa then paid tribute to his youthful players, including debutant Peter Banda who set up two goals, for their brilliant performance.
“If these boys do not become big-headed they will go far,” he said.Advertisement
Ntopwa owner and Technical Director, Isaac Jomo Osman, said he was impressed with his side’s performance.
“We put up a good performance but my players were discouraged after the referee denied us a clear penalty. We have scored a very beautiful goal and I believe it is the best so far since the start of this season,” Osman said.
Bullets opened the scoring in the 11th minute through Daliso Sailesi before right back Gomezgani Chirwa’s deflected shot found its way into the net.
Joseph Duwa’s stunner reduced the arrears in the 41st minute but Bullets wrapped up the match through Chiukepo Msowoya and Nelson Kangunje.
Both Msowoya and Kangunje were set up by substitute Banda who replaced fellow youngster, Hassan Kajoke.
Sailesi was voted man-of-the-match.
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