All hail the champions Bullets

Champions

Nyasa Big Bullets have won the league with the highest points than any other team in top-flight football for the past decade.

Kalisto Pasuwa’s side has surpassed the 71 points accumulated back in 2018.

The champions have grown a thick membrane against complacency. Despite the two titles they have won already this season, they keep going.

Now they will be looking to win the Airtel Top 8 and complete a treble this season.

The champions beat their fierce rivals, Mighty Wanderers 2-1 at the Kamuzu Stadium on the opening day of the season and at the same venue, they finished their season campaign with a 2-1 win over Dedza Dynamos.

So just like they did on match day one, Bullets closed their 2022 TNM Super League season with a win by the same margin on match day 30.

Match report

Strikes from Babatunde Adepoju and Sadick Ibrahim in the first half sent the two teams even at the break but Maule won it in the final half with Kajoke’s goal in the 75th minute.

For the opening half an hour, the visitors’ organization in their setup managed to keep Bullets at bay.

The chances were there in this period. Two of them. Gomezgani Chirwa was released with a delicious through ball from Patrick Mwaungulu but struck straight at the keeper.

That was before Babatunde missed a good chance in a one-on-one situation.

A minute after the half-hour mark, Babatunde was presented with another goal-scoring opportunity and this time he found the back of the net to give us the lead and took his goal tally to 18.

Their opener did not scatter the visitors who kept their feet in the game until they fought back in the 41st minute through Ibrahim.

Babatunde had a chance to restore our lead in the second half when Lanjesi Nkhoma was fouled in the area and won a penalty, but the Nigerian striker hit the post not long before he was subbed for Hassan Kajoke.

It only took Kajoke eight minutes for him to re-establish their lead after nodding home a well-struck free kick from Mwaungulu on the left flank.

With several changes Pasuwa made in the final quarter of the tie, the champions were able to maintain the score-line until the full-time whistle.

Maxwell Phodo and Chawanagwa Gumbo unveiled at half time

Signed as a free agent two weeks ago, Maxwell was yet to be unveiled to the fans but during the half-time of the match against Dedza Dynamos, the former Silver Strikers forward took a walk around the Kamuzu Stadium while interacting with the fans in the stands.

With him was the 20-year-old Chawanangwa Gumbo, the new signing from Ekwendeni Hammers, who was announced a few hours before the match kickoff.