Nyasa Big Bullets on Saturday moved within sniffing distance of the TNM Super League title after beating TN Stars 2-0 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
First-half goals from Chiukepo Msowoya—in the 14th minute and Nelson Kangunje in the 20th minute—ensured that the leaders keep their title campaign momentum.
Chiukepo, who is the leading scorer in the league, netted his 14th goal after being set up by Dalitso Sailesi just before the quarter-hour mark.
Six minutes later, Kangunje capitalised on poor goalkeeping to tap in from close range, after Clifford Jekapu left his line.
Stars had one clear chance when Wakisa Kalinga forced Bullets goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe to parry the ball.
Their marksman Stain Dave had half chances in a game Stars playmaker China Chirwa struggled with excellent defending from Bullets captain John Lanjesi who won the Man of The Match award.
Stars coach Meke Mwase said the two early goals disturbed their game plan.
“We had chances but we didn’t use them. Bullets used theirs,” he said.
Mwase was, however, confident that they can escape relegation.
“We still have four games to play. Anything can happen,” he said.
Bullets coach Callisto Pasuwa, though glad to have mantained an unbeaten run, said the team needs to improve.
“So far, so good. But there is a lot we need to do. We need to be compact when going forward and when defending,” he said.
Bullets now have 61 points from 25 games.
Silver are on position two with 52 points from 27 games.