…KB wins Soldier’s affair
He came to Nyasa Big Bullets for trials but he was told to go as he was deemed not fit enough to play for the 13 time Super League champions.
Now, months later, Misheck Botomani has come back to haunt Bullets as he scored with six minutes to play to salvage a point for Premier Bet Wizards in a league match played at Kalulu Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Coming straight from a disappointing Central Region trip where they just got a point from a possible six, Bullets had numerous chances in all the halves but their strikers were goal shy as they failed to put the ball into the back of the net.
A brilliant display of football by Mike Mkwate released Mussa Manyenje who fired wide from close range.
Minutes later, Bright Munthali had his moment of madness when he fired straight at Francis Nkanda in goals for Wizards.
Bullets were attacking from all cylinders but Wizards defence was too stubborn to unlock.
At the other end, debutant Rabson Chiyenda in goals for Bullets had to be quick enough to produce a save to deny\
Anzeru Joseph from scoring as his shot was equally saved.
Just when everybody thought the game was heading towards a draw before half time, substitute Dave Banda got on the score sheet when he nodded in a header from MacPhallen Ngwira’s cross, 1-0.
Come second half, Bullets continued their dominance but lacked finishing composure in front of goals as their strikers kept on missing clear-cut chances.
Munthali was the villain of the day as he shot straight at Nkwanda with nobody around him inside the penalty box.
Minutes later, an exchange of passes between Mkwate and Kabichi released Manyenje who, instead of making a simple finish, opted for a shot which went wide off the goal mouth.
Bullets then introduced Kondwani Kumwenda for Mkwate while Kondwani Majoni was also substituted for the visitors.
With six minutes to play, Bullets fans were left shaking their heads in disbelief as Wizards levelled the score.
A shot from Joseph was saved by Chiyenda only to land in the path of Botomani who made no mistake but to head past the former Mzuni goalkeeper, 1-1.
Bullets were frustrated as the draw means they have collected two points out of a possible nine in their last three Super League matches, their worst start to a season in years.
The draw sees Bullets dropping further to fourth as they failed to leapfrog Azam Tigers at the top of the standings.
In another Super League match, Kelvin Hanganda scored in the dying minutes of the match to inspire Kamuzu Barracks to a hard fought 1-nil victory over Moyale Barracks at Civo Stadium.
The defending league champions have had a mixed start to the season but they were able to overpower fellow soldiers to collect maximum points that will still keep them in course of defending their title.