Nyasa Big Bullets yesterday continued their Presidential Cup victory at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre with a 5-1 massacre of Max Bullets in the TNM Super League.
The rookies’ chances of surviving in the top flight league got thinner as Bullets turned the fairy attended match into a training session.
Mussa Manyenje opened the scores as early as the first minute after he burst to head past his marker inside the box before his right foot looped the ball over Max Bullets’ charging goalkeeper Alex Makina.
Chiukepo Msowoya punished Max Bullets defence in the 17th minute dispossessing, Wachimwa Sadiki before firing past Makina from a tight angle.
The first-half ended 2-0 with Bullets dominating the rookies, who are yet to collect maximum points in their maiden topflight league season.
Max Bullets’ lack of concentration was exposed again as the Chiradzulu-based side conceded two goals within two minutes in the second-half.
Manyenje provided the assist for the third goal for Fischer Kondowe tap in from close range after the striker’s cross zoomed diagonally eluding defenders.
A minute later, Mosowoya completed a brace with a fine finish from a long ball from defender Sankhani Mkandawire.
Bullets coach Franco Ndawa made two unexpected substitutions pulling out fourth goal architects Msowoya and Mkandawire who were replaced by Diverson Mlozi and Muhammad Sulumba respectively.
The substitution destabilised Bullets’ rhythm giving a chance to Max Bullets to push forward in search for a goal which they got in the 68th minute when Tony Biasi connected home after beings set by Yamikani Osman.
The goal gave Max Bullets some hope of reducing the score-line, however, they gifted Bullets a silly goal in added time when winger MacFarlen Ngwira innocently cut a square pass in the box and the ball hit the framework before rolling in.
Stuck at the bottom, of the table with four points from 13 games, Max Bullets coach Trevor Kajawa said they would work on their shortfalls as they prepare for their last two matches of the first round.
Bullets assistant coach Mavuto Lungu said the victory was a perfect tune-up ahead of Sunday encounter against Silver Strikers at the same venue.
“As you are aware most of our players have injuries, but it is good that we still managed to collect maximum points,” he said.
Bullets are on position nine with 19 points from 11 games seven point below leaders Silver Strikers. n