Defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets have scored 14 goals in two Carlsberg Cup matches, setting the pace for the Golden Boot award battle among the People’s Team stars.
After whitewashing Mitundu FC 8-0 in the round of 32, Bullets were at it again in the round of 16 as they thrashed Changalume Barracks 6-0 at Kamuzu Stadium on Friday.
In the round of 32, Chiukepo Msowoya, Patrick Phiri, Henry Kabichi and Ernest Petulo scored a goal each while Mike Mkwate and Nelson Kangunje claimed a brace each.
On Friday Mkwate scored a hat-trick while Nelson Kangunje, Chiukepo and Mussa Manyenje netted a goal apiece to take the defending champions into the last 8 quarter-finals.
This means Mkwate leads the scorers’ list with five goals while Kangunje has three goals.
Bullets assistant coach Elia Kananji said they were happy with the players’ positive approach to the game and the avalanche of goals.
“It all worked to plan, we got an early goal which unsettled Changalume,” he said.
The last quarter-final qualifying match will be between Be Forward Wanderers and Dwangwa United at Kamuzu Stadium on Tuesday.
Bullets face Red Lions in the quarter-finals.