Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve lift Powerstart cup
By Tiyese Monjeza:
Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve put on a gallant fight to beat resilient Changalume Barracks 1-0 at Balaka Stadium to be crowned inaugural champions of Powerstart Tayale Top 8 Cup.
Chikumbutso Salima scored in the 61st minute to hand his side victory.
Bullets Reserve Head Coach Enos Chatama said he was impressed with his team’s performance in the competition.
“We planned to score two quick goals in the first half but that was not the case since Changalume defended excellently. Nevertheless, we are happy to emerge winners. We are happy that we did not concede a goal throughout the competition,” Chatama said.
Changalume Barracks Coach Chifundo Masapula conceded defeat.
“We will work on finishing once we go back to training,” he said.
Powerstart Limited Chief Executive Officer Itayi Chidzero said the company would continue sponsoring the competition as part of promoting football in the country.
For emerging champions, Bullets Reserve pocketed K1 million while runners-up Changalume got K650,000.
Earlier on, Immigration beat Blantyre City 4-1 for third and fourth-place spots.
Changalume Barracks playmaker Dave Major was voted as the player of the tournament and he received K50,000 while Patrick Mwaungulu won the top goal-scorer accolade after banging in nine goals. He also received K50,000.