Big Bullets strikers Jimmy Zakazaka and Mussa Manyenje responded to calls for an end to scoring drought with three goals in between them to send the People’s Team top of the TNM Super League table on Saturday.
When thrashing relegation-threatened Chikwawa United 4-1 at Kamuzu Stadium, Zakazaka scored in either half before Chris Kabudula’s own goal and Manyenje, who had stepped in for Tizgobere Kumwenda, completed the rout.
“The coaches have been talking to us quite a lot that the title race is tight and might have to be decided by aggregate; hence, we need more goals. I am happy to score my second Bullets league goal and I hope I have turned the corner,” said the former Epac striker Manyenje in a post-match interview.
The Bullets coach Elia Kananji insisted that the strikers can perform better, noting that with more composure, they could have won with a bigger margin.
“We have been talking to them to keep their composure in the penalty box. Our coach [Nsazuwrimo Ramadan] saw it for himself when we travelled to Chitowe and we still have to work on finishing,” noted Kananji.
Manyenje attributed their impotence to pressure of playing for a big team as “Bullets have a huge following that demands nothing short of a win. It is all about pressure as we try to impress.”
The Bullets’ leading league scorer is Jaffalie Chande on six goals. He scored all the goals while at Epac. Frazer Menyani comes second on the scorers list on five goals, three of which he scored while at Azam Tigers.
Before Moyale Barracks’ home meeting with Civo United on Sunday, the Bullets were leading the log table on 47 points, three points ahead of the Kaning’ina Lions.