Nyasa Big Bullets got back to winning ways with a comfortable 3-0 win over Kamuzu Barracks yesterday at Civo Stadium to be on course to defend the TNM Super League.
Moyale Barracks also did Bullets a favour when they beat the People’s Team’s title contenders Silver Strikers 2-0 at Mzuzu Stadium yesterday.
With the result, Bullets, who have 59 points just need to win their last game against Karonga United to defend the title, while Silver with 55 points might finish on third should Mighty Wanderers, who have 54 points, win their remaining two games.
Bullets can also win the title if Wanderers lose against Blue Eagles today at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Kamuzu Barracks dominated the first 15 minutes, but the visitors recovered to contain them.
Kamuzu Bar r acks’ Gregor y Nachipo wasted a good chance to score as goalkeeper Richard Chimbamba saved his shot.
Then, Bullets took the lead through enterprising Misheck Selemani in the 28th minute. They could have cushioned the lead by half time recess, but wasted good chances.
Hassan Kajoke made it 2-0 in the 51st minute as Bullets took control of the game
Selemani missed a golden opportunity to claim a brace when he shot straight at goalkeeper Leman Nthala in the 71 minute.
In a bid to turn around the game, Kamuzu Barracks substituted Harvey Nkacha for Ndaona Daisi, but it did not pay dividends as Bullets put the game beyond their reach with the third goal scored by Chimwemwe Idana.
In an interview, Bullets coach Kallisto Pasuwa commended his charges’ fighting spirit.
“I am really happy with the win. We have been struggling a lot recently and to come here and win convincingly it’s something commendable. The players put in a lot of effort,” he said.
His counterpart Charles Kamanga blamed the loss on their failure to utilise their chances especially in the early stages of the game.
“This was an opportunity lost. We are aiming to play in the Airtel Top Eight. It is a disappointing result. We had chances in the first half but it wasn’t to be,” he said