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Bullets fire Masters ahead of CAF fixtures

Written by  Arkangel Tembo
Scored one goal: Fisher Kondowe - File Photo Scored one goal: Fisher Kondowe - File Photo

BLANTYRE, February 05, 2018: Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup – bound Masters Security has been handed a wake-up call as they were clipped 2-0 by Nyasa Big Bullets on Sunday at the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

The Capital City giants continue to fine-tune ahead of their first leg in the CAF Confederations Cup away fixture against Petro de Luanda in Angola next week.

The Peoples Team, who were clobbered 2-0 the previous day at the hands of their archrivals Be Forward Wanderers at the same venue came with new ideas as they scored twice through Fischer Kondowe and Chiukepo Msowoya.

Bullets coming out with fresh wounds from the Nomads suffocated Masters Security in all the departments, as the likes of Patrick Phiri and Mike Mkwate invested a lot of energy in the midfield.

Despite roping in experienced players from other clubs like Kondwani Lufeyo, Rafiq Mussa, Suwedi Limbani and Zondiwe Munthali, Masters could not sustain two to three passes at the heat of the game.

Both teams made several changes, but they could not add more goals, as they locked each other in defence.

Masters Security Coach Abasi Makawa said despite the defeat he was impressed with the performance of his charges.

“It was not a bad performance and this game will help us rectify some problems before departing for Angola,” said Makawa.

On the other hand, Nyasa Big Bullets assistant coach, Elijah Kananji hailed his players for responding within 24 hours after their 2-0 defeat to Be Forward Wanderers.

“I must praise my boys for their response after we lost to Wanderers yesterday. Having watched Masters l must say they have to work hard before facing the Angolan side,” Kananji said.

Masters Security preparations have been disjointed as they failed to play with any foreign team.

They lost 4-0 to Be Forward Wanderers in their first friendly encounter, before beating TN Stars 3-4.
On Tuesday, Masters is expected to play Silver Strikers in their last game before embarking on the journey to Angola on Wednesday.


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