Written by MALAWI NEWS AGENCY
Title chasing Big Bullets, who are yet to taste defeat in any TNM Super League encounter at Kamuzu Stadium since it was re-opened outsmarted Epac FC when they beat them 3-0 in a one-sided encounter on Saturday.
The People’s Team, who have 55 points same with the Bankers but trailing on goal aggregate livened up in the 6th minute when their versatile striker Gabadihno Mhango hit the back of the net to silence Mighty Wanderers ganyu supporters, who came in their large numbers to rally behind the capital city based out-fit.
Mhango, who was very dangerous for the entire game neatly, converted a low cross from Chimango Kayira who had to beat Tsanzo Dalio before passing the ball to Mhango for a flourishing finish.
The People’s Team inspired by the home crowd, scored the second 19th minute later through Mhango again .
Epac FC right defender Pilirani Zonda and Captain Tsanzo Dalio had a communication breakdown which capitalized by Mhango when he effortlessly hit the back of the net to completely silence Epac FC bench.
Bullets looked so comfortable with the two goals and their goalkeeper Owen Chaima had the luxury of killing off time that left ganyu supporters with nothing but panic fearing it was not their pay day.
A few minutes later, the Ndirande Township based side vast experienced striker Heston Munthali would have piled more misery on the visitors had the crossbar not being malicious with his jet-fighter bomber header.
The second half was lively for the capacity-filled soccer mecca stadium despite heavy rains in the commercial city of Malawi.
Mhango, who had a grand game with his runs and skills, was a thorn to Epac’s defence that each time he posses the ball defenders could be seen avoiding him.
In the 75th minute, Bullets workhorse Chimango Kayira nailed the last nail on Epac’s coffin to make it 3-0 taking his side on 55 points on the log table.
However, Epac’s main problem was their blunt striking force which had Ishamel Thindwa as the main man.
Thindwa failed to penetrate through Bullets defence which was well marshaled by George Nyirenda and Sankhani Mkandawire.
In a post match interview, Epac FC coach Abasi Makawa said it was a tough game but was glad with his boys.
“It was a tough encounter as we expected but all is not lost because we have Blantyre United tomorrow ( Sunday, February 17, 2013),” said Makawa, while his Big Bullets counterpart Eding’ton Ng’onamo was on cloud nine praising his troops for collecting maximum points in their quest to grab the title.
The battle for points continues this afternoon, as Silver Strikers takes on Kamuzu Barracks at Civo Stadium in a mast win encounter if they want to defend their title as Epac FC travels to Nchalo to face Blantyre United, who is gunning for third slot.