LILONGWE--Fresh from their Presidential Cup final triumph over Moyale Barracks in Lilongwe last week, Big Bullets invade the northern city of Mzuzu for a ‘rematch’ against Kaning’ina based soldiers Moyale Barracks and another league fixture against struggling Kabwafu scheduled for Mzuzu Stadium.
The Bullets go hunting for TNM Super League points up the north without their talisman Gabadinho Mhango, midfield dynamo Chimango Kayira and first choice goalkeeper Owen Chaima.
The three are with the Malawi national football team, the Flames that is expected to line up against Ghana’s Black Stars in a South Africa 2013 Nations Cup first qualifying leg at Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.
However, coach Eddie Ng’onamo says he has ready replacements to fit into the shoes of the unavailable stars. “That is no excuse for us. We have ready replacements for the players who are not with us and I see no reason why we should not collect the full points from the north. We know Moyale will come with vengeance spirit but we are ready to handle them the way we did last week,” said Ng’onamo.
But Moyale’s stand in coach Themba Ntontholo said his side cannot afford to lose to Bullets twice within a week.
“We played better than them in the Presidential Cup final but they were just lucky to score. The referees from Lilongwe also let us down with their poor officiation. We are ready to revenge the loss and we ask our followers to come in their large numbers and cheer us to victory,” said Ntontholo.
Ntontholo has been in-charge of the soldiers in the absence of head coach Nicholas Mhango, who is with the under 17 side meeting Angola in the Africa Youth Championship.
After facing the soldiers on Saturday, the Bullets line up against struggling Kabwafu FC, who will be winding up their first round assignments against the ‘people’s team.’