By: Lackson kanyoza
Super League champions, Big Bullets are confident that they will defend the TNM Super League title even though they have started on a low note.
Bullets were held to a draw in the opening match of the TNM Super League on Saturday against Moyale Barracks at Kamuzu stadium.
Despite the stalemate, Bullets mentor Franco Ndawa is optimistic that the peoples’ team will retain the cup to set a record of winning the title in three consecutive seasons.
” I am happy that we have started well. We created three golden chances in the first half, we failed to utilise our opportunities but that’s football.
1 point its not bad for a start and let me promise Bullets’ fans that we are going to defend the Super League title this season,” Ndawa said in a post-match interview.
Bullets played without the services of captain Chiukepo Msowoya who usually spearheads the offence. Nevertheless, defenders Sankhani Nyirenda and Pilirani Zonda had more than six shots at goal in the opening 15 minutes of the match but were denied by the Moyale goal custodian Juma Chikwenga who put up an outstanding display of goalkeeping talent.
Bullets had the opportunity to put the match away in the second half from the spot kick, but Sulumba saw his shot well saved by Chikwenga who was voted man of the match.
Meanwhile, Super League sponsors, TNM were excited with the commencement of the league and expressed satisfaction with the behaviour of supporters in the opening matches.
In other matches on Saturday, MAFCO FC registered a win after beating Mzuni FC by a goal to zero. CIVO Service United came from behind to draw 2-2 against Kamuzu Barracks who wasted a 2-goal lead.
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