…parade from Lilongwe to Blantyre on Airport Shuttle
The newly crowned Presidential Cup champions have returned back to their base in Blantyre by parading with their trophy from Lilongwe to Blantyre on Sunday.
Big Bullets came had to come from behind to beat Moyale Barracks 4-3 on penalties as the regulation time ended 1-1 to equal Mighty Wanderers’ record of winning the cup twice since its inspection.
The peoples team used an Airport Shutter as they made stop-overs at Kamphata, Dedza, Ntcheu, Balaka and some places in Blantyre. Thousands of supporters lined up the streets with flags and banners as players and team officials made their way into the commercial city of Blantyre.
During the match, Bullets almost lost the match until Chiukepo Msowoya’s spot kick in the second minute of the additional time to eventually force the match into penalties.
This was the second Presidential Cup victory for Bullets over the Mzuzu-based Soldiers in four years.
In 2009, Bullets triumphed Moyale Barracks 1-nil courtesy of a third minute strike from Gabadinho Mhango at Civo Stadium.
On Saturday’s victory, team manager for the reigning Super League champions Rahim Ishmael hailed his boys for not giving up when they were down with less than three minutes to go before the final whistle.
“The injuries we had affected our game and we conceided that goal but the boys never gave up, they levelled the scoreline and the cup is ours,” said Ishmael.