Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve, Bangwe All Stars have started their Journey in FDH Bank Cup in a positive note as both have registered Big wins in respective first matches of the preliminary round.
Instead of being Friends of Mulanje Orphans, the free scoring Junior Bullets turned into enemies of Mulanje Orphans as they hammered them by 8 goals to one at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday to book their slot in the next round.
In absence of Yamikani Savieli who missed the game due to circumstances, Chikumbutso Salima led the demolition as he netted twice while Chimwemwe Yasin,Franklin Titan, Wongani Kaponya, Macray Chiwaya and Crispin Mapemba scored one each to send the Mulanje based boys home empty-handed.
In an interview with Bullets media team, Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve Coach, Enosi Chatama applauded his boys for the spirited-performance despite missing some chances.
“It was a good game, my boys played better though we started on a slow note. We scored five in the first half, in the second half we managed to score three which is good for the team. I think we are moving in the right direction only that we conceded a goal which could have been avoided,” said Chatama.
Chatama said Emmanuel Savieli’s absence was felt in the game.
He said, “We missed Savieli, he is our important player. If he was here, he could have given us another depth in the attack. We could have scored scored more goals than this. We believe he will be available in the next game. His combination with Salima is something special.”
FOMO’s coach was not available for the post-match interviews.
Nyasa Big Bullets will face Ntaja United who defeated Nyasa United by a single goal to nill in another game.
Elsewhere, Bangwe All Stars ruthlessly thumped Malawi University of Business and Applied Science, MUBAS 7-0 to book their place in the next round.
Kelvin Mandebvu netted a treble while Fanizo Mwansambo registered a brace. Janis Tepan and Andrew Maluwa netted one each to complete the humiliation at Mpira Stadium.
Ntopwa FC received a 3-1 baptism from Changalume Barracks while Mighty Wanderers Reserve lost in penalties against The Boys.
Prescane FC beat Mangochi United on penalties after a 1 all draw in regulation time to sail through.
Actions continue on Sunday with Destiny FC hosting White Eagles, Neno Giants taking on Bangula Hammers, Steffords welcoming Immigration nd Chinamwali Stars locking horns with Prison United.
Four teams from regional level will qualify for the National level of the FDH Bank Cup.