Bullets start FAM Women’s League 2nd round with 4-0 win


FCB Nyasa Big Bullets Women have begun the second round of the FAM Women’s Football Southern Region League with a bang following a 4-0 beating of Red Lioness at Police Ground on Sunday afternoon.

What happened

Our ladies showed intent to leave Zomba with all three points as Vanessa Chikupila opened the scoring early in the opening half when her strike put the defending champions in the lead six minutes after kick-off.

The hosts nearly equalized five minutes later through Monica Pereira when our goalkeeper Thoko Mwase had left her line in an attempt to stop the forward whose effort went off target.

Following that scare, Bullets took control of the game with great possession and Chikupila came knocking again after the quarter-hour mark but our no.13 had to watch her hard-earned strike fly over the crossbar before Asiyatu George also had her effort off target.

George then registered her name on the score sheet 24 minutes into the game when she was found by Chikupila to double our lead with a brilliant strike.

Ioulia Yianakis had an opportunity to open her first goal for The People’s Team, unfortunately, her weak shot a few yards from goal landed in Lioness’ goalkeeper Fasileni Moses’ palms.

Bullets continued their hunt to increase the lead and George netted a quick brace before the close of the first half to make it 3-0.

Head Coach Maggie Chombo made her first substitution in the wee minutes of the second half when she took out Yianakis for Grace Yotam.

Three minutes later the visitors added a fourth goal when Tendai Sani made a perfect finish just outside the area.

Chombo felt the need to switch up her forwards and introduced Asimenye Mwanyongo for George in the 70th minute.

Five minutes later the hosts nearly found a consolation goal through a set piece but Tadala Mwalabu’s attempt from a free kick went wide.

Bullets made the final substitution toward the end of the second half when she replaced Caroline Mlenzo for Linda Nyangu, but the change made no impact and at the end, our ladies’ team collected all points with a 4-0 victory.

Bullets Women are still second in the standings with 19 points from eight games, scoring 45 goals while Ntopwa lead the standings with 24 points and have scored 28 goals from the same number of games.

What Chombo said after the match

“The ladies have played really well, but I can see that our opponents came well prepared as you can see from the number of goals we’ve registered today. Of course, we missed some chances but they weren’t a lot, which shows that what we are training them is paying off.”

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