BLANTYRE (Malawi NewsNow) –Malawi champions Bullets FC look set to make a run this season at back-to-back TNM Super League title after maintaining unbeaten run and defeating Red Lions 4-2 on Sunday.
The champions had to endure a bad start when Zomba-based soldiers gave them an early scare with a goal in the third minute of the first half through Kumbukani Mwambene.
Bullets showed what champions are made of when they responded positively and cancelled the lead them went ahead to score two more goals before interval.
Free kick and corner kick specialist Yamikani Fodya played another beautiful corner which was flicked to striker Chiukepo Msowoya who planted the ball into the net with a header for an equaliser.
Chikondi Likwemba scored from a rebound after to make it 2-1.
There were disappointing injuries for Bullets of Msowoya and Chaima who were replaced by debutant Aimable Niyikiza from Mzuzu University FC and Chimwemwe Kumkwawa.
However, Bullets increased their lead just before the interval through Henry Kabichi who made a cool finish from a free kick which was played by Fodya, 3-1.
In the second half, Red Lions showed some resilient when they brought in Innocent Mulima and Malumbo Gondwe.
Steve Ziba appeared to bring back Lions into the game when he scored their second goal and they could have been level minutes later only to miss a goal scoring opportunity
James Chilapondwa sealed the victory when he converted from the spot kick after Red’s goalkeeper fouled MacPhallen Ngwira when he dribbled past him, leaving referee Ishmael Chizinga with no choice but to give a penalty.
Bullets coach Mabvuto Lungu said the champions are moving closer to the title defence.
“We are getting there slowly and there is no going back,” he said.
Bullets remain unbeaten and have now 38 points, 9 ahead of the second placed Blue Eagles with the same number of games played.