TNM Super League (Malawi)

Big Bullets thump Wanderers to clinch Carlsberg Cup

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Nyasa Big Bullets on Saturday smashed their fierce rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers in a stunning Malawi’s Carlsberg Cup final played at Bingu National Stadium in Area 48,Lilongwe.

Celebrations are continuing two days after in the capital following their 5-3 post match penalties win in a match that was followed by millions of football enthuasists across the continent.

Both giants had tied 2-2 in normal time with derermined Bullets coming twice from behind to ewual the scores and force the game into penalties.

Jafali Chande opening the scoring on 22nd minute for Nomads before Muhammad Sulumba equalised for the Bullets in the 32nd minute.

Isaac Kaliati put the Nomads back in the lead before Nelson Kangunje equalised in the 75th minute from the penalty spot to make it two-all.

After 90 minutes with both teams head to head, the match had to be decided through penalties where Wanderers’ Chester missed his spot kick.

Nelson Kangunje was the hero of the afternoon when he easly slotted in the winning penalty to hand Bullets the trophy for the third time, matching their rivals who were the defending champions before the defeat.

Speaking after the win Bullets coach Elias Kananji said: “I’m happy we managed to lift the cup and this is a clear indication that we are on top of Wanderers this season in terms of derby wins,” a Bullets die hard remarked after the game.

The Bullets have taken home K12 Million in prize money and a trophy.

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