Bullets striker Patrick Phiri punishes Moyale Barracks

Bullets striker Patrick Phiri punishes Moyale Barracks
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Nyasa Big Bullets Football Club has started the 2018 Airtel Top 8 on a high note after beating Moyale Barracks 1-0 at Kalulu Stadium in Nchalo, Chikwawa on Sunday.

Bullets started the match on high note as the team led by Chiukepo Msowoya, Bright Munthali upfront pressed the visitors from left and right in search of an early goal.

But Moyale through its goalkeeper Macdonald Harawa managed to contain the pressure.

Bullets were forced to make a first half substitution after Emmanuel Zoya limped off, to pave the way for Miracle Gabeya.

The injury affected the team as the visitors led by Gastine Simkonda were all over press a goal but Bullets goalkeeper Rabson Chiyenda was equal to the task.

First half ended in a goalless draw.

Come second half, Moyale Barracks came out a better side in the half as Crispin Fukizi latched on to a pass by Simkonda before heading his effort at goal, but his attempt failed to beat Chiyenda.

With 15 minutes to go, introduced Mike Mkwate for Nelson Kangunje and Patrick Phiri replaced Munthali.

The two changed the tempo of the game as Bullets increased their pace in attack.

A brilliant exchange of passes between Fitcher Kondowe and Mkwate found Phiri who made no mistake to slot past Harawa and send the red army into a joyous celebration.

That was the last kick of the match as the referee blew his whistle to mark the end of the match.

Speaking in an interview with the press, Bullets assistant coach Elijah Kananji hailed his charges for brilliant performance.

On his party Moyale Barracks Coach Charles Kamanga accepted defeat, saying it was not their day.

On Sunday defending Champions Silver Strikers beat Civo Sporting Club 1-0 at Bingu National Stadium in the capital Lilongwe.

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