270 minutes no goal: Bullets woes continues

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The growing crisis at Nyasa Big Bullets got a lot worse on Saturday afternoon as the Blantyre based giants played their third consecutive game without scoring a goal during their 1-nil defeat to Silver Strikers in the quarterfinal first leg of the inaugural Airtel Top 8 Knockout Cup.

Played at Bingu National Stadium, Bullets’ Nsazurwimo Ramadhan made four changes to the side that lost to Moyale Barracks in the league match last week, with Bright Munthali partnering Diverson Mlozi upfront.

The people’s team had started the season with defeat in the league and on Saturday they did not look as if they were capable of getting out of their slump, despite creating lots of goal scoring chances.

Silver Strikers won over Bullets.

Munthali created the first goal scoring opportunity for the visitors when he powered a header goal wards after just eight minutes to earn a corner as Brighton Munthali in goals for the Central Bankers made a reflex save.

But from the resultant set piece, Chisomo Mpachika cleared and then raced the full length of the field to finish off a swift counterattack set by Binwell Katinji only to fire wide off the goal mouth.

The hosts kept strict discipline in keeping players behind the ball and allowed Bullets plenty of possession but Ramadhan’s side lacked the creativity that has so long been their hallmark as they failed to break down the home side’s disciplined approach.

Mike Mkwate raced through the midfield to release Dalitso Sailesi whose cross was cleared by Levison Maganizo.

At the other end, Thuso Paipi, who was not active in the opening minutes, made a move into the box to feed Katinji, who instead of putting the ball into the back of the net, failed to tap in with the goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe already beaten.

Both teams were unable to find the back of the net in the first 45 minutes of the match.

Come second half, Bullets introduced Muhammad Sulumba, Henry Kabichi and Bernard Chimaimba for Kondwani Kumwenda, Mkwate and Mlozi while Green Harawa and Michael Tetteh came in for Blessings Tembo and Victor Limbani.

The Central Bankers had their goal disallowed when Yamikani Fodya scored into his own net only for referee Mabvuto Msimuko to award Bullets a free kick after Katinji was judged to have pushed the defender in the process.

Nyasa Big Bullets

Bullets lost to Silver. (File image)

Bullets then created their best chance of the match when Fischer Kondowe found Sulumba unmarked but the former Be Forward Wanderers and Blantyre United striker missed with Munthali already beaten in the line of duty.

The hosts then had three consecutive chances in a row, the closest being Limbani’ miss when Kakhobwe left his goal mouth as he wrestled into the action area to clear the ball away from the penalty box.

Just when everybody thought the game was heading towards a goalless draw, the Central Bankers struck their opener with four minutes to go before the final whistle.

Bullets conceded a free kick just closer to the penalty box, allowing Limbani to step in before releasing a cracker that hit the upright before kissing the back of the net, 1-0.

Bullets threw everything upfront to try to snatch something from the game but the hosts stood firm to take a 1-nil lead into the second leg next week.

Brighton Munthali was named man of the match.

At Chitowe Stadium, Moyale Barracks took a massive advantage when they thumped Mafco FC 2-nil.

Dan Katunga scored in the 16th minute before Boy Boy Chima’s second half strike to put Moyale one leg in the semi-finals ahead of the second tie at Mzuzu Stadium next week.

In this match, Timothy Nyirenda was named man of the match.

Two first-leg quarterfinal matches will be completed on Sunday, with Be Forward Wanderers playing host to Azam

Tigers at Balaka Stadium while Kamuzu Barracks will welcome Blue Eagles at Civo Stadium.

The cup is being sponsored by Airtel Malawi Limited to the tune of K66 million per season for three years with the champions carrying home K15 million.

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119 Comments

  1. Ma striker enawa atha value! Manyenj, muloz amayenela asowe kumpatikizaso chiukepo ine zikundibowa heavy izi olo mkaz kukhala naye kwambili amanyasa ndiye zili ku team yathu acoke basi.

  2. Bullets Team needs a deadly striker,(2) need a free kick taker,(3) a corner taker and stop playing Sulumba he is a useless striker

  3. ine ndima masapota bullets, koma vuto si coach vuto ndi ma player, divason mulozi kuphonya ngati kumene kuja,naye mussa manyenje week yatha kungompatsa goalkeeper kampira kosavuta, ayi ma player sithani kampani ya nyasa ikuononga ndalama pamene inu mukuchita za phala, ngati mwakula pumani ena abwere sikuphonya pagolo koma dala

  4. Please the techinical try to build up the team,what we need ndi dzigoli osati phada akumachitika mukafika pagoloyo.OKAY???

  5. Nthawi yao inatha chidwi chao chili pa ndalama basi sakulabada zakut mbiri yao silibwino kutiteamyi . Kaya zanu izo ine kumbali yanga zilinyatwa Bankers ana achisodzera umodziumodzi pa LL

  6. chikudabwitsa mkumati tikuyamba kumene nanga awo sakuyamba kumene sono munthu poyamba kumene samafuna kuwina ayi ndiye mukuona kuti ana amenewa mungadzawachinye dziwili mwna kapena

  7. Mpamene mungaoneno kit mavuto alipo Ku bb! Timakhala tikukamba izi kut a bb alibe striker kma amazilimbitsa mtima! Pano ndi izi akungoluza kukamba kwat mkumati tangoyamba kumene! Kukufunika striker ngat chiukepo ngakhale naeso half ya zigoli zake zinali za ma penalty, kmabe . Mwina tibadikirabe mpulumutsi kamlete!

  8. Vuto ndi kutayilira komwe kunalipo thawi ya off season mmalo momawona za mtsogolo kut tigule ma strikers busy kulimbana zamawu dindo mapeto ake mukutipha nazo chochi

  9. Kodi mmesa paja timamva a chair a bullets akunena kuti abweretsa ma Bomba??nanga alikutiko ma Bombawo! Imagine 3 consecutive matches without even a disallowed goal!!! ,we were foed 4sure!!!!!kkkkkkkkk

  10. Stone ndi amzako mwaona makani anu aja?mumalimbikila kuwawata kuti team ndi yanu nkumalimbana nkuchotsana ma udindo malo mogula ma player lero siizi?iwe ndiya mzako kuphatikizapo lipipa mukutiphera team mukufuna ibwelere chama 2010-2011?where is msungama &jomo?

  11. The highly paid players in Malawi Salary,,, Game appearence bonus,, Paid for missing scoring chances by Ex Officials……. Mukuona kuti Ma Ex officials zingamawasangalase kuti team izichita bwino????? This problem is a Man made…. Believe me…..

  12. Why can’t they get rid of old players and give chance to younger players? This is no time for old school football,we want to see young players on the pitch

  13. Unkalindanji Moyo wa bullets, unkalinda kuti 2015 kufikira pano zizivutabe, unkalindanji moyooo, mwina unkalinda kuti Fitcher apumene Kaye. Unkalindanji moyoooo haaaaa unkalindanji moyoooooo

  14. Bus ipite first leg Noma3 BB0 0,Last game Noma2 BB 1:big 4bonunza Noma1 BB 0,third plce Silver0 BB 0 after 90min:first 2 opening games Chitipa 0 BB 0,Moyare 1 BB 0:Airtel top 8first leg Silver 1 BB 0…. Neba ngati ndaiwala undiuza koma ngati ukukumbukira bho bho dzilingalire wekha mavuto ako ma game 7kungokwanitsa kugoletsa chigoli chimodzi basi,koma ukutichititsa manyazi Neba wakula kwambiri siukuyenere kumatero

  15. the main reason and the main is munkadalira maref azangochesdwa nanga awinanso? kuberekedwa nkwachabe chifukwa akangoti uyenda wekha lero miyendo imatupa pomwe ulndo sunati kaaya musovenge. see my profile

  16. Week inoso ndyende mogwesa nkhope zoona chonde team yanga bwelela mwakale onan apa ndkangolemba comment yi ndkuthimisa 4n kuopa akatombolombo fc akundzuza hvy tikhalile zimenezi paka season ithe?

  17. wat z happenin z so borin sulumba si kathu amaphonya ngat analozedwa apad nde bola pakamuzu stadium,bola mzanga neba zake zikuenda.
    km tikangoluzanso musamale nonse,muthamanga

  18. Big Bullets were a marvel to watch,but was let down by poor fiishing from Divason Mlozi and then this useless striker called Muhammad Sulumba.The coach also goofed by substituting bullets main man in the central midfield,Mike Mkwate,this guy is a genius.Then tormentor in chief Dalitso Sailesi kept bullets faithfuls on their toes with his clever runs and passes..Bullets will surely overturn the tables in the second leg if only they polish up their finishing.otherwise the future is very bright going by the teams play.

  19. I’m feeling to go back to Malawi now for trials to Bullets as striker this is too bad for Bullets family.Look at Wizard to day they have grabbed maximum points from same team we drew with the scores from our own striker Niikiza Aimable who went there on loan.Those remained to Bullets are doing nothing but hurting us every day with their poor performance.Ma WULLE we have to open our eyes be4 things get worse.
    SAVE BULLETS!!!!!! Kick out Sulumba and Mlozi plssssssss!!!!..

  20. iiiiiii admin azathuwatu ndiye apanga mbiri vuto lokhwima ndi limeneri. ati anakhwimira pa kamudzu stadium ndiye soka bwalori linasekedwa ndiye sorry uwumbuzidwa sunati kkkkkkkkk.

  21. stupid Ramadan cheated us saying the team is OK!!now what is this? and the transfer window closed long ago, how Long are we going to see this bullshit?failed to score against a team like chitipa united!! this is crazy!!!

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