Sunday was ladden with endless TNM Super League drama in Blantyre and Lilongwe cities.
Big Bullets’ 2-0 win ended Moyale Barracks nine-game unbeaten streak, Silver Strikers hammered the last nail to relegate Escom United while Ishmael Thindwa topped the scorers’ chart. Bvumbwe Research, too, are relegated.
At Kamuzu Stadium, Gabadinho Mhango scored Bullets’ opener in 27th minute and his league’s ninth as Moyale wound up the season on a sour note with 38 points on position six.
But when Heston Munthali headed in the second in the 42nd minute after Mhango’s cross, Moyale goalkeeper McDonald Harawa, convinced just as the rest of his team that this was a clear offside, rushed to beat up first assistant Paul Mhango, then referee Samuel Mangansanja.
Mangansanja red-carded Harawa who reacted by kicking the referee then a water bottle while leaving the pitch. It got so ugly that the match had to be stopped for five minutes before play resumed.
The win extended Bullets’ tally to 49 points from 25 games, two points behind leaders Silver Strikers who condemned Escom to relegation with a 4-1 defeat. Benard Hawara provided the Escom lone reply at Silver Stadium where Rodrick Gonani, Ndaona Daisi, Peter Pindani and Jester Mulima scored for the hosts.
At Civo Stadium, Ishmael Thindwa became the first player this season to net four goals in one game as Epac trounced Bvumbwe 5-0 with Jafali Chande scoring the other. Thindwa now has 14 goals level with Vincent Chinthenga of Bvumbwe.