Nyasa Big Bullets have survived at the top of TNM Super League log table after a narrow 1-0 victory over Mighty Tigers yesterday at Mulanje Stadium.
Luke Chima had no mercy for his former team Mighty Tigers, scoring the all important goal for Bullets in a tightly contested encounter.
With second-placed Be Forward Wanderers scoring at will in their 4-0 victory over Savenda Chitipa United at Kamuzu Stadium, Bullets had no choice but to win it in Mulanje or risk losing the position to the Nomads.
Wanderers knew they had to pile pressure on Bullets by scoring as many goals as possible while waiting for the results from Mulanje.
Peter Katsonga opened the scores with a fine head from Francisco Madinga’s assist before Francisco Madinga scored the second with a shot outside the box for the first-half to end 2-0.
Babatunde Adepoju ended his goal drought heading in a well-curved cross from right-back Stanley Sanudi before Vincent Nyangulu wrapped up the day, making it 4-0 from a Felix Zulu assist.
At Mulanje Stadium, striker Chima punished his former club, heading in a Righteous Banda free-kick in the 29th minute.
Bullets now have 52 points closely followed by the Nomads with 51 points both from 24 games.
Coach Callisto Pasuwa opted to mind his business.
“We plan for each game as it comes. We only need to win our games. We don’t need to look at what other teams are doing. If we win our games then we are positive in everything and we will end up defending the championship,” he said.
Elsewhere Moyale Barracks beat Masters Security 2-1 at Mzuzu Stadium with goals from Gastin Simkonda and Gift Nyando while Reuben Kaunda scored the visitors’ consolation.
TN Stars were 3-2 winners over Mzuni FC at Kasungu Stadium.