Bullets hand Surestream second league loss

Written by  Patrick Lunda

Bullets FC weathered the storm to hand resilient Super League rookies Surestream FC their second consecutive 3-1 loss at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Surestream player (left) and Chiukepo Msowoya during the game Surestream player (left) and Chiukepo Msowoya during the game

It was a highly competitive match as Bullets relied heavily on experience to outwit the talented youngsters coached by former Bullets and Malawi national football team captain Peter Mponda.
Bullets created a many scoring opportunities and could have scored two goals within the first five minutes if they were not wasteful.
But as the game progressed, Surestream gained confidence to withstand the pressure from the older and experienced Bullets.
Bullets were forced to a go for recess still searching for a goal to appetite good patronage which turned out to watch the game.
Bullets breathed a sigh of relief in the 48th minute when Jaffalie Chande scored to beat former Silver Strikers goalkeeper Alex Makina who did enough to help his team not to concede more goals.
Surestream were handed a lifeline 12 minutes after referee awarded a penalty following a handball in the 18-box.
Peter Msowoya took his season to tally to three goals from rebound after Owen Chaima saved Bernald Chimaimba's penalty.
Chande completed his brace in the 73rd minute to demoralise the rookies sending the stadium dominant with Blues red and white colours wild in jubilation.
Bullets striker Chiukepo Msowoya proved that he is still good when he tormented the Surestream defenders.

But Fischer Kondowe probably the oldest player on the pitch if not in the Super League was full of energy.
Bullets leftback Yamikani Fodya capped Bullets’s win by being named man of the match.
The victory has seen Bullets making a perfect start to the season having beaten Silver Strikers 2-1 last week in the official opening match of the season while the rookies also lost 3-1 to Blue Eagles at the same stadium.
Surestream ciach Peter Mponda said his charged gave their opponts too much respect hence the defeat.
But Mponda was impressed with the performance of the players saying they put up a gallant fight.
“We are playing very well but it seems we are giving our opponents too much respect,” Mponda said.
His counterpart Lloyd Nkhwazi acknowledged that the victory was not a walk in the park.
“I am happy that we have won the match because they have given us a tough game,” Nkhwazi said.
He said the victory was enough to prove that Bullets were good enough to defend their title.

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