Nyasa Big Bullets coach Kalisto Pasuwa was not surprised with how Kamuzu Barracks pounced on his players during the 1-1 draw in the TNM Super League played on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium.
Pasuwa was reacting to the result after his side dropped points at home for the first time this season. Gregory Nachipo opened the scoring for the visitors in the 21st minute before Lanjesi Nkhoma levelled in the 64th minute.
The tactician said: “I said it before that games will be hard and I knew that Kamuzu Barracks will come hard on my team today because teams now know how we are playing and as Bullets, we need to be ready for them so that we continue doing well,” he said in his post-match interview.
On the overall performance of his team, the Zimbabwean said the first half was tough as his players failed to play, but he was satisfied with how they came out in the final half.
“In the first half, we struggled, we couldn’t pass the ball and they really came hard on us no wonder we failed to equalize after conceding in the opening minutes. But in the second half, my players came good, they started pressing for a goal [and equalized], unfortunately we couldn’t find another goal to win the game, but we move on to the next chapter.”
The result saw Bullets failing to open up a 14-point lead over the second-placed Blue Eagles, who are playing away to Karonga United on Sunday.
It also meant that the 15-time Super League winners have, for the first time this season, dropped points at home having won all the seven games in the first half of the season.
Bullets currently lead the summit with 42 points from 16 games and remain the only unbeaten side in the current season.
Up next on the menu is an away trip to Rumphi where they will face Rumphi United on Sunday before finalizing their Northern Region outing with a midweek fixture against Ekwendeni Hammers in Mzuzu.