Big Bullets edged closer to the TNM Super League title after two headed goals from Chikondi Likwemba and Jaffalie Chande deservedly condemned Kamuzu Barracks to a 2-0 loss yesterday.
As if that victory was not sweet enough for Bullets, Blue Eagles—one of few teams carrying faded hopes of winning the league—conceded a 1-0 loss to Epac, their second in two days.
The People’s Team victory has taken their tally to 54 points and with that a 14-point lead over second placed-Mafco. Both teams have played 23 matches.
Meanwhile, Eagles have stagnated on fourth position with 36 points but their consolation comes from the fact that they have two games in hand.
At Kamuzu Stadium, Bullets suffered an early setback when lethal forward Chiukepo Msowoya got injured less that 20 minutes into the match and was replaced by Davie Ng’ambi.
Kamuzu Barracks loss of concentration cost them dearly after they failed to defend a leftback Yamikani Fodya free-kick which defender Chikondi Likwemba headed home, almost unmarked.
The soldiers responded with their own waves of attack but Harvey Mkacha and Dan Ziba stray shots meant there was little trouble for goalkeeper Chimwemwe Kumkwawa.
They paid dearly for that lack of killer punch as Bullets extended their lead on the 67th minute after man-of-the match Mcfarlen Ngwira’s cornerkick was headed home by Chande.
Bullets now just need at least a win and a draw from their remaining five matches to seal the title.
Meanwhile, Wanderers drew 1-1 with Moyale at the Mzuzu Stadium. The Kaning’ina boys led through Kuda Muyaba after four minutes but striker Muhammad Sulumba secured a point for the Nomads with a 37th minute equaliser.
In Lilongwe, Silver Strikers were held to one-all draw by Red Lions at Silver Stadium.
Steve Ziba put Lions ahead in just after 49 seconds, but Silver cancelled the lead just before recess through Peter Wadabwa.