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Wanderers beat rivals Big Bullets to lift Mayor's Charity Shield

Nomads Players celebrating Mighty Be Forward Wanderers on Saturday beat their old rivals Big Bullets 6-5 in penalty-shoot out to lift the Mayor's Charity Shield.

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Wanderers welcome Be Forward in style, beat Bullets to lift Mayors trophy

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BLANTYRE(MaraviPost)--Mighty Wanderers have given their new sponsor, Be Forward, a special welcome by beating old age rivals Big Bullets through post match penalties at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday to lift Mayors Charity Shield.

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TNM GIVES A THUMBS UP TO SUPER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, BULLETS FC

Big Bullets Malawi’s Super League sponsors, TNM would like to congratulate the Big Bullets Football Club and their fans for winning the 2014 league championship.

“We would like to wholeheartedly extend our congratulations to the Big Bullets family for clinching the title after putting in extraordinary effort. Bullets were hard-working, organised and consistent. They never gave up even when the going got tough. They remained resilient to pressure on and off the pitch. We at TNM believe that discipline was key to Bullets FC success, and we would like to hail the spirit,” said Chief Commercial Officer, Daniel Makata.

He said TNM is overwhelmed with the high level of professionalism and commitment demonstrated by the Big Bullets FC players, fans and administrators on their way to the lucrative title.

He cited the Big Bullets FC feat of being the top earner in the Sapota Mapeto SMS promotion as an example of the club’s commitment this season. Bullets FC has earned over K7.8 million during the promotion in a period of 16 weeks.

“That is evidence that the fans are solidly rallying behind their club, and augers well with the Bullets reputation in Malawi’s as the ‘peoples’ team,” he said.

He encouraged other teams to emulate Big Bullets example of defying the odds to clinch the League after a nine-year drought.

Overall Makata commended the high level of competition displayed by all the 15 Super League teams during the 2014 season.

“Bullets are Champions today because they were given a good run for their money by their competitors. Overall, it’s clear that the Super League is achieving its goal of developing football standards in Malawi and this has recently reflected in the performance of the Flames, who despite not qualifying for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations continue to improve their performance remarkably,” he said.

On Bullets FC’s ambitions to compete for the continental honours under Confederation of African Football (CAF) Club Champions League, Makata said TNM is keenly awaiting Bullets FC participation and expressed hope that the team would excel given its current form: “We wish them well as they take part in the continental league and as a brand we feel proud that our sponsorship of the league is now producing international standard teams and we shall be with them all the way and have no doubt that they will excel.”

The TNM Super League has 15 teams competing for the lucrative title every year.

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The Unpaid Malawi Flames move up 15 spots to 94 after Mixed results in AFCON

Malawian Player shining over Algerians during 2010 AFCON game in Algeria

The Malawi flames have risen 15 points up from 106 to 94. Neighbours Zambia are another best mover this part of Africa moving 16 places up-from 78 to 62.

Algeria who beat Malawi 2-0 at home and 3-0 away in Group B African Cup of Nations qualifiers are ranked in 15th position. Highest ranking in Africa.

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Super League closing game to unite football clubs

The last game in the 2014 TNM Super League will be marked by a solidarity parade by Blantyre-based teams in what will be a rare show of unity and sportsmanship to cap a season in which acts of hooliganism were banished.

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