By Our Reporter
Nyasa Big Bullets moved top of TNM Super League following their thrilling 2-1 victory over Silver Strikers at Kamuzu stadium on Friday.
Substitute Precious Phiri gave the people’s team the much needed victory with a beautiful finish from Sankhani Mkwandawire’s assist in the 81st minute.
The visitors were the first to score in the last minutes of the first half through Herbert Wayekha but Bullets equalised early in the second half through captain Chimwemwe Idana, who was also voted player of the match.
Speaking after the game, Bullets acting coach Peter Mponda praised his charges for the fighting spirit.
He said, “I should say congrats to my boys, Silver were hard on us. We studied their formation and tried to get an early goal but this did not happen in first 45 minutes.
“They(Silver) were very organised and unfortunately we conceded through a set piece. I told the boys not to loose hope, that’s why we fought back, got the equaliser and eventually win the game.”
His counterpart, Macdonald Nginde Mtetemera, expressed disappointment with the loss but was quick to say his team will bounce back.
“We have lost today, I can’t say much because these are technical issues. We will go back and work on our weak areas, a two-point gap is too scarely to us but hopefully we will bounce back,” he said.
Following Friday’s win, Bullets are on the driving seat with 48 points followed by the central bankers with 46 points but the people’s team have a game in hand.
Bullets are also expected to travel to Tanzania where they will take part in the CECAFA Kagame Club Cup slated to take place in Dar-es-Salaam from August 1 to 15.