Bullets kick off title defense with 1-1 draw against Dedza Dynamos

By McLloyd Kudzingo

TNM Super League defending champions FCB Nyasa Big Bullets began their title defense with a 1-all draw against Dedza Dynamos at Dedza Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Substitute Ephraim Kondowe scored the first goal for the  People’s team this season but Promise Kamwendo equalised in the second half.

Kondowe scored from a rebound after Dynamos’ goalkeeper Donnex Mwakasinga saved Patrick Mwaungulu’s shot in the 37th minute but Kamwendo cancelled the lead in the 65th minutes to deny Bullets the maximum points.

After the match Dedza Dynamos goalkeeper Donex Mwakasinga was voted man of the match.

FCB Nyasa Big Bullets finished the 2023 season as quadruple winners after winning the league and three cups and will look to replicate their good form through 2024.

In other Super League matches played on Saturday, Silver Strikers led by their new coach Peter Mponda claimed a convincing 2-0 win against Chitipa United at Silver Stadium.

Adiel Kaduya and Binwell Katinji scored for the central bankers to collect maximum points in their first match of the 2024 season.

In Mzuzu, Moyale Barracks came from behind to beat their fellow soldiers Mafco FC 2-1 at Mzuzu Stadium.

Benard Chimaimba broke the deadlock in the 36th minute but Mafco equalised towards the end of the match through Charles Nkhoma and Raphael Phiri.

Elsewhere, Rookies FOMO FC started their Super league campaign with a 1-nil victory against Bangwe All Stars at Mulanje Park Stadium.

Hassan Luwembe scored the only goal of the match in the 76th minute with a beautiful header beating Bangwe goalkeeper Elias Missi.

On Sunday, Mighty Wanderers will host Kamuzu Barracks at  Kamuzu Stadium as    Super League debutants Creck Sporting play Mighty Tigers at Nankhaka Stadium.

In Mzuzu, Mzuzu City Hammers will host Civil Service United at Mzuzu Stadium as Baka City hosts Karonga United in a much anticipated Karonga derby at Karonga Stadium.

Man of the match Donex Mwakasinga