Big Bullets and their domestic football cousins, Mighty Wanderers are engaging in mind games, adding fuel to tomorrowâ€™s Blantyre derby at Kamuzu Stadium. The match is expected to epitomise the 2012/13 TNM Super League opening round.
Bullets general secretary Higger Mkandawire and veteran supporter Raphael Nasimba have been the loudest mouths in the Peopleâ€™s Team camp, declaring Wanderers would simply be not up to it on Sunday.
While Nasimba insisted that winning would be an obvious routine over their rivals, Mkandawire mocked Wanderers as going to the giant arena to be embarrassed.
“With all our experienced guys available for selection, there is no way Wanderers can beat us. Last time, we were kind enough to defeat them just 2-0 in Fama Cup, but there will be no mercy this time around. Sunday, there will be an addition on the two goals,” the Bullets GS boasted.
Bullets have been buoyed by a positive start to the season. They have garnered 10 points from a possible 15 points in the last five games in which they have shown some hints of depth in their squad.
In the opposite camp, Wanderers enter into the battle in a confident mood, having dominated the recent past Blantyre derbies. The Nomads, in fact, beat Bullets 1-0 and 2-1 in the first and second round of the last campaign.
Understandably, the Nomads administration officer Richard Kambalame and chief supporter Yona Malunga in separate interviews vowed to continue their dominance over their rivals.
“We are not underrating them, yes; but history will repeat itself, we have never been beaten by Bullets for ages now particularly in games like this one. Let 90 minutes and the goals be the best judge on the pitch,” Kambalame challenged.
Malunga simply insisted that their fans affectionately called nyerere will silence their Bullets counterparts. “Angopambana ka gemu kamodzi ayamba kutokota [they have just registered a single win and they are talking tough].”