Mitundu FC players are today expected to wake up with a terrible hangover after a Carlsberg Cup bash that left them drowning in their sorrows following 8-0 drubbing by ruthless defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets at Kamuzu Stadium.
In football, the world often marvels at a fairytale story of an underdog who causes an upset against a giant, but yesterday it was a different story as Goliath crashed David to smithereens.
Four goals were scored in each half and on average, Bullets were on target every every 11.25 minutes of the game, setting a new record in the cup they have won three times since its inception in 2000.
The visitors posed little, if not, no threat at all to the experienced defending champions.
Chiukepo Msowoya was on target as early as the second minute. Patrick Phiri made it 2-0 in the 12th minute.
Nelson Kangunje scored the third in the 27th minute before Ernest Petro made it 4-0 in the 31st minute for the first-half to end 4-0.
After recess, Kangunje completed a brace in the 60th minute.
Mike Mkwate made it 6-0 in 67th minute and was on target again in the 79th to make it a brace.
Kabichi finished the routing just two minutes before regulation time as Mitundu goalkeeper Yamikani Banda picked the ball at the back of his net for the last time.
Bullets assistant coach Eliah Kananji said the victory was a perfect gift for Bullets’ Blantyre-based supporters as they welcomed back their team after over a year of absence from the stadium due to renovations.
“It feels good to be at our home and to win with such a margin. It’s a gift to our supporters,” he said.
The Chipiku League side’s patron Pelete Simenti, who earlier promised to make Bullets drunk on the pitch, was left speechless after his side was taught a soccer lesson in 90 minutes. n