Nyasa Big Bullets Women, formerly Blantyre Zero, produced a vintage performance to be crowned 2021 Fam Women’s National Championship winners after beating DD Sunshine 3-1 at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe Sunday.
The victory ended Sunshine’s six-year dominance in women’s football.
From the word go, Bullets Women played with a purpose and dominated the match, with Zainab Kapanda, Emily Jossam and Mary Chabvinda on top of their game.
Sunshine did not come to the party and they were second on the ball for the better part of the game.
Chabvinda, who netted a brace, broke the deadlock after 12 minutes with a neat finish, beating goalkeeper Ruth Mhango.
Vanesa Chikupira sealed the victory from the penalty spot towards the end of the match whereas substitute Gladys Banda scored Sunshine’s face saver.
The two teams went for recess with Bullets having a 2-0 lead.
After pep talk, Sunshine came a changed side and created chances, with Banda pulling a goal back in the second half.
Sunshine pressed hard for the equaliser but it never came.
Instead, Maggie Chombo’s side hammered the last nail on Sunshine’s coffin after Ruth Nyirongo fouled Kapanda.
After the final whistle, Bullets Women turned Civo Stadium into a theatre of celebrations but Sunshine were crest-fallen as some players tumbled to the surface.
Bullets Women Assistant Coach Charles Lubani was over the moon.
“We came here for revenge. We had a good game plan and the players showed great character,” he said.
Source: FAM Website.