Bullets survive scare in a 2-1 win against Baka City as Silver Strikers thump Mafco 5-1 to go top on the log table

By McLloyd Kudzingo

FCB Nyasa Big Bullets survived a scare as they recovered from going a goal behind to beat rookies Baka City 2-1 in a TNM Super League match played at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Saturday afternoon.

It was a balanced match  between the two sides but Bullets used their experience to put down the pressure by the Karonga-based side.

Bullets got their first chance just six minutes from kick-off through Ephraim Kondowe but his shot was saved by Baka City’s goalkeeper, Omary Hamiss

Bullets’ defender Collin Mujuru receiving man of the match award

Geoffrey Mwakyembe put the visitors in front in the 13th minute after Gomezgani Chirwa failed to clear the ball in the penalty box.

Baka almost made it 2-nil in the 19th minute through a counter attack move but Bullets defender Clyde Senaji made it possible to deny the visitors the second goal.

Ephraim Kondowe leveled the scores for the People’s team in the 21st minute with a simple tap-in from a rebound after Lanjesi Nkhoma’s shot was fumbled by Hamiss

Bullets had other chances in the 39th and 41st minute through Collin Mujuru and Ernest Petro but Hamiss produced great saves to deny Bullets the much needed goals.

Bullets then took the lead in the 43rd minute through Chawanangwa Gumbo who finished well a cross by Gomezgani Chirwa.

The second half saw both sides making a number of substitutions but still failed to produce goals despite several scoring opportunities from both sides.

After the match, Bullets’ Zimbabwean defender, Collin Mujuru was voted man of the match for the second successive week after being voted man of the match in the team’s 3-1 win against Chitipa United last weekend.

The win has taken Bullets to the third position with 8 points while Baka remain second from bottom with a single point.

In Lilongwe, Silver Strikers moved to the summit of the log table as they came from behind to thump Mafco FC 5-1 at Silver Stadium.

Silver scored through Binwell Katinji, Tatenda M’balaka, Patrick Macheso and Adiel Kaduya who scored two goals while Marshall Maluwa scored Mafco’s consolation.

The central bankers are now at the summit of the log table with 10 points followed by Mzuzu City Hammers who have so far accumulated 9 points.

Elsewhere, after suffering a 3-nil loss against Mighty Mukuru Wanderers last weekend, Creck Sporting suffered yet another defeat, this time around at home against Mzuzu City Hammers at Civo Stadium.

Hammers beat Sporting 2-1 with goals from Erik Kaonga and Isaac Msiska as George Chaomba scored the consolation for Sporting.

The TNM Super League games continue on Sunday as Mighty Mukuru Wanderers will be looking forward to reclaim top spot as they play bottom placed Bangwe All Stars at Kamuzu Stadium.

In Lilongwe, Civil Service United will host Kamuzu Barracks at Civo Stadium.

Moyale Barracks who are on position 5 on the log table will play 13th placed Dedza Dynamos at Mzuzu Stadium as Karonga United host Mighty Tigers at Karonga Stadium.

Rookies FOMO FC who are on position 12 on the log table will be at home against Chitipa United who are just a step ahead of them on the log table.