Despite collecting just two points from a possible six, defending champions Big Bullets FC yesterday went top of the TNM Super League when they held Moyale Barracks to a one-all draw at Mzuzu Stadium.
After being held to a one-all draw by rookies Mzuni on Saturday at the same venue, the People’s Team looked forward to an improved performance against the Kaning’ina soldiers, but it was Moyale who controlled the proceedings in the early stages.
Bullets now have 16 points from eight games, a point ahead of Blue Eagles and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers, who however, have a single game cushion.
Moyale surged ahead in the eighth minute when Deus Nkutu beat an ill-conceived offside trap to fire the ball past Bullets ‘keeper Owen Chaima.
However, towards the end of the first half, Bullets levelled the score through rejuvenated Chiukepo Msowoya’s strike.
The second half was a big yawn and failed to stir the passions. Moyale are now ninth on the log table with eight points from eight games
Moyale coach Nicholas Mhango hailed his charges for a spirited performance, saying: “It was a good game, our wish was to collect full points, but it didn’t work. It is part of the game.”
Bullets technical director Billy Tewesa bemoaned what he described as poor officiation.
“Officiation was pathetic, the problem is that match officials tend to favour teams from their base which is very unfortunate. The pitch is also in bad condition and not fit to host Super League games,” said Tewesa.
At Civo Stadium in Lilongwe, bottom-of-the-table Surestream FC held Epac to a barren draw. Surestream now have three points while Epac are now fourth from the bottom with five points from eight games.