Trail-blazing Big Bullets
TNM Super League champions, Big Bullets Sunday put the icing on the cake when they thrashed Civo United 3-1 to finish the season on a high note at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
It was the official closing match of the season watched by high-profile officials, including Minister of Sports and Culture, Grace Chiumia.
The People’s Team have finished the season with a record 66 points, 16 ahead of second-placed Mafco FC. Bullets won the title with some games to spare.
Although the title was already in their bag, Bullets displayed classic football throughout the match. On the other hand, Civo also played well but it was not their day.
Civo took an early lead in the first half when Gerald Nkungula beat Owen Chaima at the near post with a diving header. But Bullets came from behind with joint Golden Boot Award winner, Chiukepo Msowoya grabbing one of the goals to increase his goal tally to 14, at par with Red Lions’ Innocent Bokosi.
Civo’s Richard Chande scored an own goal.
Mussa Manyenje grabbed the other goal for the People’s team. Before the match, sponsors, TNM set the hype for the final game when they paraded the trophy in the streets of Lilongwe.
Bullets coach, Mabvuto Lungu described the season as a success and said team work was the key for the team’s title defence this season.
“It was a wonderful season. We worked as a team and the players did extremely well. We had good leadership this season and everything went according to our plans,” Lungu said.
On his part, Civo coach, Oscar Kaunda, whose team finished on position 10 with 34 points, said the season was tough for them.
“We started badly this season. On behalf of the players, I say sorry to the fans for finishing on a bad position in the league,” he said.
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