By McLloyd Kudzingo
Nyasa Big Bullets’s bid to win the CECAFA Kagame Cup as a guest team ended in tears after the People’s team lost 1-0 to Ugandan side Express FC at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on Saturday.
First-half goal from Martin Kizza that came in the 21st minute, was enough to hand the Ugandan side there maiden regional clubs title.
Bullets’s inform striker Bright Munthali had a chance to draw the People’s team level in the 35th minute after being released by Babatunde Adepoju but his effort went just wide of the post.
New signing Adepoju, saw his goal at the stroke of halftime disallowed for an offside forcing Bullets to go into the first half break trailing 1-0 to the Ugandans.
In the second half coach Peter Mponda replaced McFallen Mgwira with Hassan Kajoke who nearly found the equalizer for Bullets but his header was blocked by Express defender.
Captain Chimwemwe Idana had a shot at goal but goalkeeper for the Red Eagles Joel Mutakubwa made an important save to deny Bullets the much needed equaliser.
Bullets have received 16 million Kwacha for finishing as runners up and defender Yamikani Fodya and midfielder Chimwemwe Idana have been awarded with Best player and Fair player awards respectively.
Meanwhile, the People’s team are expected to arrive in the country on Sunday and they will play Silver Strikers in the FDH Cup semifinal slated for Wednesday, August 18 at Silver Stadium.