Chiukepo Msowoya and Jafali Chande scored in the second half to inspire Big Bullets to a 2-1 derby victory over bitter
rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers in a league match played at Kamuzu Stadium on
The Nomads were coming from a 2-nil defeat to Silver Strikers while Bullets were coming from a 2-1 victory over Civo Service
United last week.
Bullets attacks at the Nomads goal. Bullets edged a cagey opening, with Enock
Likoswe clearing the ball in the line when Peter Munthali was beaten in an aerial
combat by Msowoya.
From there, it was Wanderers who were playing brilliant football and created more goal scoring opportunities but their front
line failed to put the ball into the back of the net.
An increased intesity from the Nomads saw more chances flowing before the half-hour
mark, with Precious Msosa threatening Owen Chaima’s goal thrice more down the left.
However, the visitors’ defence stood firm to soak up Wanderers’s pressure. The reigning defending league champions
were under siege as they lost the midfield battle to the outstanding Rafique Mussa and Jacob Ngwira.
Eneya Banda could not match the intensity in the midfield as he struggled for possession, resulting into poor display of football from the visitors.
Despite dominating, Wanderers failed to find the back of the net. Come second half, Bullets introduced Jellesi Lufeyo and Mussa Manyenje for ineffective Banda and Henry Kabichi.
This change brought an imminent change to the visitors who were now starting to play their normal football. 52 minutes into
the match, Bullets got their goal.
A masterclass cross from Fischer Kondowe landed into the path of the experienced Msowoya who headed into an empty net, 1-1.
Five minutes after conceding, the hosts responded. Youngest striker on the pitch Precious Msosa, who was also making his debut season for the Nomads, capitalized
on Owen Chaima’s mistake to head home the equalizing goal, 1-1.
Bullets celebrate win over Nomads. The goal was a massive boost to the hosts who were now enjoying their game, leaving Bullets with no answers but once
again, their strikers lacked finish
composure in the final third of the match.
Football is fair when chances are utilized. This is what exactly happen when Bullets restored their lead through Chande.
A lack of cutting edge in the final third continued to prove their downfall when the former EPAC Captain made a simple finish at
the back post after goal custodian for the hosts, Peter Munthali, failed to palm Fischer
Kondowe’s corner which was flicked by Msowoya before landing to Chande.
Wanderers were distressed as they enjoyed more possession only to conceide two silly
goals. The hosts were racing against time as they tried to attack in search for the
equalizer but Bullets defence defended jelously.
Bullets could have completely buried the game but Chande and Manyenje fired straight at Munthali who produced double
saves to deny the former EPAC FC pair from destroying the hosts.
With 6 minutes to play, Wanderers thought that they have equalized but their goal was disallowed for offside and after 90 minutes of entertainment football, it ended 2-1 in
favor of the league leaders.