Mafco dent Bullets’ title hopes


…Wizards beaten again

Nyasa Big Bullets missed a chance to close the gap on Super League leaders Be Forward Wanderers after a goalless draw with Mafco FC at Chilomoni Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Bullets coach Eliya Kananji made some changes to the squad that defeated Red Lions on Wednesday, with Cuthbert Sinetre and Collen Nkhulambe all given the nods to start the game ahead of Nelson Kangunje and Chiukepo Msowoya.

Nyasa Big Bullets

Bullets failed to win

Bullets had several chances in the first half but lacked firepower to beat Jailosi Kapalamula in goals for the visitors who were coming from a 2-1 defeat to Chitipa United last week.

Mussa Manyenje came close to scoring when his powerful shot beat Kapalamula only to hit the woodwork in unbelievable circumstances for a goal kick.

Moments later, Nkhulambe missed a sitter when Zikhole Nguluwe lost possession in his own half, allowing Manyenje to sweep the ball into Mafco’s area only to see the former Mzuzu United forward missing from the close range.

As Kapalamula was being tormented by Bullets, it was not the same case for Ernest Kakhobwe who was on holiday as the visitors’ frontline failed to make any impact in the opening minutes of the encounter.

Yohane Malunga’s long range shot went over the cross bar, with Martin Masoatheka misplacing a pass when Mafco FC launched a counter-hurricane attack inside Bullets half.

Come second half, the game was more physical with a lot of career threatening tackles from both sides, resulting into more stoppages.

Just minutes into the half, a Mafco FC player was hit by an object from the supporters and the match had to stop again.

With tempos flying high, very few chances were created as the battle in midfield intensified.

Chiukepo Msowoya was introduced for Bullets while Gift Soko came in for the visitors with some few minutes to play.

Bullets almost scored through Manyenje who was set through by Msowoya but the former EPAC FC forward opted to pass the ball to Mike Mkwate instead of shooting at goal.

Moments later, Mkwate combined well with Pilirani Zonda to release Msowoya who was caught offside.

Bullets pushed every player upfront to try to snatch something out of the game but MAFCO FC held on to collect a point.

The result sees Bullets maintaining their third position but they are now six points behind league leaders Wanderers with a game to go before wrapping up the first round.

At Civo Stadium, Dave Banda scored the only goal of the match to inspire Kamuzu Barracks to a 1-nil hard fought victory over Premier Bet Wizards FC.

Wizards are yet to register a win in their last five games despite starting the season on a very high note.




  1. To me Bllets stand in coach doesn’t know what he is doing,how can a coach come up with a different first eleven every game.The guy is stupid,as far as am concerned chimango Kaira does not deserve a place on the first 11,so too is Chiukepo Msowoya.The problem is that he is playing names.Let him take a risk of playing those young strikers like Collin Nkhulambe,Davie Banda and others.Scholes kumwenda is far much better than the preferred Kaira.How can a team with 8 strikers fail to score a goal??akawina ndi 1 nil,,Nelson Kangunje does not deserve to be on the bench.Mukapitiliza fielding mukupanga chaka chino bullets siyitenga chikho chilichonse.

  2. This is the yr soccer governing bodies are performing badly.This is evidenced by heavy fines and bans that teams,players,coaches,refs and supporters are receiving.isn’t it proper soccer governing bodies to diffuse the in-fightings that are refusing to abate in other clubs? If i were fam president i would be organizing annual meeting aimed at reminding club officials,trustees,supporters representatives,etc,of effects of squabbles in football.

  3. This is the yr soccer governing bodies are performing badly.This is evidenced by heavy fines and bans that teams,players,coaches,refs and supporters are receiving.isn’t it proper soccer governing bodies to diffuse the in-fightings that are refusing to abate in other clubs?

  4. Koma zoona iwe nyasa bibi Ungakanike kudyamo mwa mwa mafco? Chitipa united idzikuposani ndithu kutenga 3 points mwa mafco? Kkkkkkk mwangofiila mulibe moto makape inu!

  5. team yakwamgona iyi,,kukanengo uko muzikaseza fodya achina fodya,sulumba,mkwate,kakhobwe,kondowe,zakazaka,nkhulambe eeeeede zimaina zakezo mmm kkkkkkkkkkmmmmm

  6. okumbila dzenje mzake adzagwermo yekha mwana onyoz kholo tsoka……bible ikutero abullets mukamanyoza noma muzkhala kt mwaponda mwala other wise musanasewere game muziziitanila tsoka

  7. Abullets adrawesa chifukwa team ina yapita ku Mayors trophy ku Tete mocambique sono timaplayer tasewerato are not regular players kkkkkkkkkkk paja amalimbira kupita iwowo

  8. Nsati kukamwa yasa league is still wide open and sindikuona Silver ndi Noma akuwina ma game awo atsala nawowa.BULLETS imaliza first round on current position which is not bad for us.Kwa lelo zativutadi.

  9. I used to follow Malawi soccer when This team was called Bata bullets, and other teams I knew were silver strikers and Limbe leaf wanderers, what are their names now?? And another Question, in Africa each team that win the league participate in car club games, but I’ve never heard about champions of Malawi league participating in these tournaments, your neighbor pa Zambia.

    • Bata was company sponsoring BULLETS.This time it’s Nyasa company sponsoring BULLETS no team has changed name.Wanderers is sponsored by Beforward but BULLETS,Wanderers and Silver are still exist

    • Sir Alick, you know these smart phones, they can make type an insult amd yet its not what one wanted to type. predictive keyboard I have on my phone, meant to say CAF.

    • kuphwetsa nkhuto iwe ukafunse lero unali kt.and kutenga league doesnt mean playing caf.ndkumalawitu kuno.those zambians are on bola yapazedi super sport mind u ife ndiotsalira tdakali mbuyo ma ID tayamb kulembetxa ubwere.pamene anzathuwo imneyi ndimbiri yamakedzana bvuto lamatchona ndlimnero bweraniko

    • even munthu amne anachoka 2 yrs ago left bullets already accupied by tobbacco nyasa 5yrs contract km anadya kl ndalama zamaseason atatu pano angopelera mphavu zose kwa NMC Ngongole zitasautsa zambiri tikuuzan ntchito ya airtelbandle ndiimeneyi bola moto mubatire usashote pt sudziwa mtima wa escom.

    • Dickson misdirected outburst, read my post again, and you’ll know my Nationality, I remember Malawi teams way back used to give us tough time Bata Bullets against Power Dynamos, I debate constructively, one proverb I know from Malawi, is Umbuli nimatenda. So expose not your ignorance here, I asked as a soccer fan am an African who’s interested in the affairs of Africa .

    • Ndi mMalawi uyu asakusokonezeni Wa Chungambwe FC akungofuna kutchukisa team yake , ngati zikuwayenderaso zaziiii ,ali komko ku Malawi saliso kuno Zambia

    • Bru mwati munayamba kuutsata mpira pakanthawi then munthawi mwatchulayo bullets participated in caf champions league two times,,,,ndesimumautsata zenizenitu

    • My reason for asking it’s because I needed information, and wise people like Dickson,Alick, and Noel have helped me, I was in Israel for studies, and I had to be off other social activities, until I found this page, currently am in South Africa. Have a blessed Sunday guys. John 3v16.

  10. Kampopi sidzavoleza or pang’ono,kumangoti ndmamenya! ndmamenya! kenaka Mafco tchetcha iwe uli “ndmamenya”vomelezani kuti Sailesi tinagulitsa pano tachita katondo team koma B4ward kuno ndi Silver koma ine ndwa B4ward moto kuti buuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Admin ukulemba za draw game ya kampopi fc uzilemba za ife de manoma ana ofewa pano apit kunja kwa dziko lamalawi de Mozambique

    • Im not supporting the Admin but according to journalism codes the reporter is competent coz when yu report anything u should put an attractive headline that may attract readers thats what him has illustrated here.