Jul 21, 2017 Last Updated 2:00 PM, Jul 21, 2017


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Silver Beat Bullets

Silver Strikers on Sunday beat Nyasa Big Bullets 2-1 at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.

Victor ‘Vibre’ Limbani opened the scoresheet for the Bankers against his former team in the eighth minute before Mathews Sibale added the second in the second half.

However, Bullets fought on and reduced the arrears late into the game through Chiukepo Msowoya.

Following the win, Silver are eighth with 14 points from eight games while Bullets are sixth with 15 points from 10 matches.

Be Forward Wanderers recovered from their first loss of the season against Civil Sporting Club on Saturday to beat rookies Masters Security 1-0 on Sunday at Dedza Stadium.

Precious Msosa scored for the Nomads who now have 22 points from nine matches.

Second-placed PremierBet Wizards failed to bag maximum points in Dwangwa Nkhotakota after going down 1-0 to Mafco FC on Sunday.

They beat Dwangwa United 2-1 on Saturday and they now have 18 points from 10 matches.

Moyale Barracks and Blantyre United played out a 1-all draw at Mzuzu Stadium.

Ibrahim Sadiki scored first for United in the 23rd minute but it was cancelled by Lesman Singini with two minutes to full time.

Nyasa Big Bullets have suspended their coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan indefinitely due to poor performance.

The club’s general secretary Albert Chigoga confirmed the coach’s suspension.

“It is true; we have suspended the coach due to the team’s poor performance.

“The trend at which we are moving is pathetic and we felt there is no better time to ask him to step aside than now.

“We have not fired the coach; he is still part of us. All that we want is for him to conduct some soul-searching regarding his performance before we can determine the way forward,” he said.

Ramadhan was recently given a five-game ultimatum to turn around the team’s fortunes or risk being fired.

And despite winning three, losing one and drawing the other, Bullets management still felt he did not do enough.

Following Ramadhan’s suspension, his assistant Elia Kananji has taken over temporarily.

Ramadhan’s firing comes in the wake of Bullets’ unsatisfactory outing to the Central region last weekend where they returned with just a point out of a possible six.

They lost to Blue Eagles 1-0 on Saturday before being held to a goalless draw by rookies Masters Security the following day.

They lost the first leg 1-0 in Lilongwe before playing out a 0-0 draw in the return leg.

The People’s Team had a poor start to the season when they were also held to a goalless draw by rookies Chitipa United before going down 1-0 to Moyale Barracks. After that, they were booted out of the inaugural Airtel Top 8 by Silver Strikers 1-0 on aggregate, a situation that led to the team’s executive to press the panic button and set a five-game ultimatum.

They appeared to have turned the corner when they won three games on the trot against Civil Sporting Club (2-0) Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC 2-0 and Blantyre United (2-1).

Reigning champions, Kamuzu Barracks have moved seven steps away from the relegation zone of the 2017 TNM Super League, Malawi’s top elite football league.

The Malawi Defense Force (MDF) team has salvaged four points in their away matches played over the weekend in the north of Malawi.

Until 3 June, the Lilongwe based soldiers were anchoring the sixteen member top flight football league without a point from a single match.

However, KB, who made a return to league football in the weekend beat rookies Chitipa United 2-1 on Saturday before 4 June’s one-all draw against Mzuzu.

University students, Mzuni, who were in the top two for the past two weeks have now dropped to third with nine points from five matches.

Record holders, Nyasa Big Bullets seem to have shed off their poor run in the just ended 2017 Airtel Top 8 Cup as they win against city rivals, Blantyre United has moved them to position six.

The Bullets have seven points from four matches.

With a game in hand, Mzuzu based soldiers, Moyale Barracks, are a point behind Bullets thanks to their 2-1 victory over hosts Dwangwa United.

It was a winless week for Blue Eagles who lost all their away matches in the South. First was the Lilongwe based police men’s 1-0 loss to Premier Bet Wizards which was followed by their 3-0 melt down to fellow security force, Red Lions.

The Eagles are now ninth with five points from, five matches.

Zomba based soldiers, Red Lions, now lead the top-tier with 11 points from five matches.

They are followed by Premier-Bet Wizards. Thanks to their three goal lead over the Blantyre based outfit.

2017 TNM Super League week 4 results:

03 June:

Mzuni 1 – Kamuzu Barracks 1

MAFCO 2 - Moyale Barracks 0

Red Lions 3 – Blue Eagles 0

Blantyre United 1 – Nyasa Big Bullets 2

04 June:

Azam Tigers 3 – Masters Security 1

Chitipa United 1 – Kamuzu Barracks 2

Dwangwa United 1 – Moyale Barracks 2

Wizards 1 – Blue Eagles 0

University students, Mzuni will this weekend be hoping to remain top of the class by extending their lead to 10 points on top of the TNM Super League which has entered week four.

University students, Mzuni, head into this week four’s fixture of the TNM Super league as leaders, thanks to their 3-0 victory over Salima’s MAFCO on Sunday.

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