Big Bullets’ supremacy over Silver Strikers continued on Sunday when they beat them 3-1 to lift the Orange Partners Charity Shield at Silver Stadium.
Bullets also had it easy against the Bankers in the GOtv tournament last Saturday.
Chimango Kayira rose high in the air to connect a cross from Douglas Chirambo.
Silver could have equalised in the 20th minute, but Frank Banda shot wide with a helpless Owen Chaima on the ground.
Bullets were dealt a blow in the 43rd minute when Sankhani Mkandawire was red-carded by referee Leo Ngoleka for insubordination.
The decision did not go down well with Bullets players and supporters who protested wildly. The game had to be stopped for four minutes as Bullets players refused to play. It had to take the intervention of Bullets officials to persuade the players to continue with the match.
Despite playing with 10 men, Bullets continued to pile pressure on Silver in the second-half and went ahead four minutes after resumption.
Chirambo was this time the scorer. His free kick just outside the box was deflected into the net by a Silver defender, sending the Bullets camp into wild celebrations.
Silver tried to come into the game, but they were too wasteful on goals.
Bullets killed the game in the 78th minute through a Gabadinho Mhango’s volley. Gaba had just been introduced, replacing Diverson Mlozi. He controlled a cross from Fischer Kondowe to easily pick his spot and hit the ball into the roof of the net.
Substitute for the bankers, Dave Moya, pulled one back in the 89th minute.
“We worked hard and used our chances. Hard work always pays. Everyone was marking and it was easy to contain them,” said coach Eddington Ng’onamo.
Bullets went home K1 million (about $2 500) richer while Silver got K500 000 (about $1 250).
The First Gentleman Chief Justice Richard Banda (retired) SC was the event’s guest of honour.