Nyasa Big Bullets coach Callisto Pasuwa says their first TNM Super League loss to Masters Security on Saturday should act as a wake-up call.
Prior to the 1-0 loss at Dedza Stadium, the People’s Team had basked in the luxury of going 25 league matches unbeaten.
The newly-recruited Zimbabwean tactician said they now need to engage an extra gear.
“It is unfortunate that we lost, we need to work hard [if we are] to win the championship.
“Even before this match, we have been winning narrowly,” he said.
The former Zimbabwe national team and Dynamos FC mentor attributed the loss to missed chances.
“We had a good number of scoring chances, but we could not convert them while they [Masters] only had one clear chance and scored,” said Pasuwa.
He also said the rough surface of the pitch made it difficult for them to play their traditional passing game.
On his part, Masters coach Abbas Makawa said they had a good plan for Bullets.
“We knew that the pressure would be on them, so I told my players to take it easy and play their game,” he said.
Francis Mkonda’s 63rd minute goal ended Bullets’ honeymoon.
Despite the loss, the People’s Team still sits pretty at the pinnacle of the 16-team league with 61 points from 26 games.