Sweet revenge: Silver dump Bullets out of FISD Cup

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With no shot on target for the entire 90 minutes, Nyasa Big Bullets were tactically outclassed by Silver Strikers in the FISD Cup round of 16 clash at Kamuzu Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Substitute Blessings Tembo’s bullet header in the second half was enough to send the Central Bankers into the last 8 of the inaugural cup at the expense of Bullets who are very difficult to beat at home.

Bullets technical panel made more than four changes to the side that drew 0-0 with Azam Tigers in a league match on Sunday, with Luka Milanzi making his debut for the Blantyre based giants.

The Bankers kept strict discipline in keeping players behind the ball and never allowed Bullets to enjoy possession, forcing the peoples team to prefer using long balls as they lacked creativity that has so long been their hallmark as they are failing to break down opponents who are disciplined at the back.

Thuso Paipi was the man to watch in the opening half as he tormented Yamikani Fodya but lacked the finishing composure in the final third.

The only realistic chance for the home side came in the 42nd minute through Chiukepo Msowoya whose header went agonizingly wide and it was goalless at half time.

Silver Strikers vs Nyasa Big Bullets

Silver Strikers vs Nyasa Big Bullets in action.

Come second half, Bullets introduced Diverson Mlozi for Milanzi as they tried to force Silver Strikers into opening their backline.

Bullets passed it around but were never able to make the decisive and penetrative pass as it was a slow and predictable build-up.

Binwell Katinji and Kondwani Mwaila were pulled out for Victor Limbani and Tembo as Silver kept knocking for the opening goal and were very unfortunate not to find one as Chimwemwe Kumkwawa in goals for the hosts saved them when Tizgowere Kumwenda released a trigger just outside the penalty box. Just when everybody thought the game was edging towards the shootout, the Central Bankers silenced the home fans with a beautiful goal. Duncan Nyoni dribbled past Chikumbutso Kanyenda before releasing a master class cross which met Tembo who made no mistake by releasing a thumping header past Kumkwawa into the net, 1-0.

Bullets then introduced Collen Nkhulambe for the injured Mussa Manyenje but the latter’ introduction did not add much to their efforts as they kept chasing the ball instead of dominating possession. Bullets’ closest chance in the half was through Nkhulambe who fired over the cross bar after being released from the left flank by Msowoya.

With less than five minutes to go, Young Chimodzi Jnr almost doubled the lead for the visitors when his volley missed the upright with an inch.

Nevertheless, Silver stood firm to avenge cup and league lossess suffered in the hands of Bullets for the past three seasons. Silver will travel to Chitowe where they will face Dwangwa United in the last eight of the competition.

As for Bullets, their only realistic chance of winning another silverware is by winning all their remaining TNM Super League matches, including their match against the Bankers on Sunday in Lilongwe.

At Nankhaka Stadium, a lone strike from Vitumbiko Kumwenda inspired Blue Eagles to a hard fought 1-nil victory over struggling Civo Service United to join Zolozolo, Dwangwa United, Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers into the last eight of the cup.

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  1. Point of correction, it isn’t sweet revenge, rather it is sweet victory for the bankers. Revenge isn’t applicable because the cup is inaugural this season

  2. Hahaha neba kupanda penalty amakhala mavuto zedi moti chikhochinso azichionela pa zenela osadandaula kwambiri muzingobwelela ganyu paja wa ganyu saluza

  3. Sweet revenge indeed, no penalty no win… That’s the so called “Peoples Team” kudalira mapenote. Ndiye mwatsara ndi chiyani?

  4. A Bullets mumati ndinu team yaikulu ndipo munkanena kuti #Silver yatola #Joker lero mwagonja mukuti bwanji amangokupatsani mateam akulu akulu sono inu c akulu??? Nanga #Silver uja lero wasanduka #Jokernso??????????? Mayoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  5. kungoti pano kubuyo timuyi silibwino ay mukamawonela mpira muziwonetsetsa kuti kodi timuyi yikumenyabwanji ndipamene timayenera kukoza koma nbb kkkk inekuva kukoma ndinoma

  6. Adakuuzani Ndani Kuti Mutole Joker? Mudaziyamba Nyau Kudambwe Kwawo Lero Zakubwelerani Pakwanu Mukuzilepheranso Kuzithamangisa Mapeto Ake Ndizo Zakuvinisani Musakufuna. A Yamikani Fodya Lero Amangokhala Ngati Akuvina Chitelera Kamba Ka Njomba Za Thuso Paipi. Ndiye Musamale Sunday Pano Mudzatipeza Tidzakuoneseninso Style Nzako Neba Bolankoni Adatola 2 Finger. Ndiye Poti Walowa Mphepo Uziona Ichi Mchiyambi.

  7. Timanena ife kuti Bullets yatola Joker mu fisd koma makani,nayeso coach wa Bb avekere otsatira Silver akusangalala ngati atenga chinkho iye amafuna tidzilira.

  8. Dziko lose lapasi ndimayiko angati omwe sasuta fodya?kandalama komweko kathelaso kungulila fodya yemweyo,mukumunyozayo.Mukungenda kuporisi chamba chiri nthumba.Munganene shop yomwe simagulisidwafodya pamalawipo? Team yawathu olemela,inu mudzisawukilabe.

  9. Kumangowina tidzikho topanda mifunda,Kkkkk k45,million ndichan kogothela kuwodela matumba,Akacheweletu.Chotenga ana,Chinkho chadzimayi chimenecho.

  10. goooooooolooooooo iiiiiii aaaaayiiiiiiii chikanakhala chigoliiiiiiiiii masapota angokhala ndwiiiiiii madzisangamweke achita katondooo

  11. No no guys pls ineo makhala south africa koma mene amayakhulira ma sapota a bullets ndie mukut ingathe 90min or shot pa goal b serious guys pajasotu inu a malaw 24 mwachuka ndi nkhan zabodza ndie za 90min no shot think mwangokopaso cuz pipos team imene

  12. Apa ndiye kusapota kumakoma osati nthawi zonse tizingokondwa tokha a BULLETS kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.
    A Silver muyesese mutengeko coz ngati kwasala kathu koti nkutenga ndikameneka forget about TNM.

  13. Alowa mkati ngati kamba no comment kkkkk ma bankers mwandivesa kukoma chuuuu koma iwee iwe banker iwee wandiphwanyiladi fodya wanga kkkkkk amukudzula mchila

  14. silver ndi chitimu pamalawi pano. wachingambwe walapa lero pamaso pa joker!fodya balala katu katu!pagolo osapawona mphindi 90.defence ya silver inali njiii kkkkk

  15. Ayikudzula Bullets Ayifotokozaaaaaa! Ma Banker Ndunenapanowa Anzanga Nkuchikwezaaa Kkkkkkkkkkkkk Oyenda Ndi Banka Amayenda Ndi M’didiiiiiiiiiii Kkkkkkkkk

  16. Moti ndithudi 90minutes yonse kuthelamo osamenyelako pa golo? Tsono amaganiza kuti agoletsa bwanji? Kkkkk timanena ife kuti one day is one day apa matama oonse psitii silver ndi Dihlu

  17. zomati all days are not sunday zitheretu,tidzingotero mpakana liti mpira ukutikanika apa tivomereze,we need to pull up our socks if we are to win the championship again apo bii Thuso adzingotivinitsa njomba choncho