Big Bullets Fc has successfully booked its place in the 2015 Standard Bank Knockout Semi final stage following a narrow win over Moyale Barracks at Civo Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
People from all walks of life, decorated in red and white flocked to Civo Stadium to cheer up their team. On the far east, a few number of Moyale Barracks supporters including “Aganyu” singing and the remaining section of the stadium accommodated the Peoples Team supporters.
Moyale Barracks looked so fierce in the opening minutes of the game as Loyd Njaliwa, Mtopijo Njewa and Deus Nkutu invaded Bullets’ territory but lacked a killer punch. The Peoples team’s defence was caught napping on line of duty when Loyd Njaliwa scored a goal for the Kaning’ina Soldiers which was disallowed for an offside.
At the stands, the Red Army supporters did not cease chanting and their team started controlling the game. Yamikani Fodya and Henry Kabichi found chances but Moyale’s goalie Juma Chikwenga palmed them away.
The Kaning’ina soldiers were not let down by the chantings of Bullets supporters but continued with various counter attacks which saw Komani Msiska who was later stretched off for a head injury in the first half missing a golden opportunity with the goalie to beat and was replaced by Dan Katunga. At half time, no team managed to break the deadlock.
As second half commenced, peoples team supporters geared up their dances singing “maule ndi ku madzulo, wamkaka tikumwa”
At twelve minutes in the second half, Bullets made a double substitution bringing out Henry Kabichi and Nikiza Aimable for Jerres Lufeyo and Diverson Mlozi.
Super substitute, Diverson ‘Agogo’ Mlozi creatively capitalised a mistake made by Moyale defence and headed in the one and only goal for the Peoples Team to snatch the semi final ticket from the Soldiers.
“Maule kumwa tea wamkaka”, “Neba neba neba, neba, mutu sukugwira”, “ndidzatani nayo ine team yi? Kayatu!”. Bullets Supporters danced at the stands changing songs one after another.
With the win, Semi final stage fixture is now complete as the Peoples Team will play Civo Service United while Blue Eagles will play Mighty Be Forward Wanderers on days to be communicated.