Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve and Sable Farming have reached the ThumbsUp Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) League Premier Division final after emphatic semi-final second-leg victories at Mpira Stadium in Blantyre.
On Sunday, Bullets Reserve thrashed Blantyre City FC (formerly Hangover) 4-1 to sail through 8-2 on aggregate while Sable thumped Changalume Barracks 3-0 on Saturday to secure a 4-0 aggregate victory.
Bullets Reserve’s Patrick Mwaungulu hit a brace, including a penalty to take his tally to 15 goals and create a four-goal lead at the summit of the scorers’ chart while Frank Willard and Stanley Biliati scored a goal each. City got their consolation through Brighton Gomani’s first-half penalty.
It appeared a balanced affair with the two sides engaging in see-saw attacks for the first-half to end one-all. However, it turned out to be a one-sided affair in the second half as Bullets Reserve engaged an extra gear, resulting in three more goals.
“It is our mission to win the league title and the emphatic semi-final win proves our intention. I am proud of my boys for playing according to instructions,” said Bullets Reserve coach Enos Chatama.
City chairperson Francis Nachamba said they were disappointed with the defeat that dashed their TNM Super League promotion hopes.
In the other semi-final second-leg, Sable beat Changalume with goals from second leading scorer Emmanuel Lino, Louis Thom and Fatsani Lisimba.
Sable coach Chancy Nsema said they were happy to have qualified for the final and their eyes are set on the ultimate glory to realise their Super League promotion dreams.
His Changalume counterpart Chifundo Masapula said it was a tough campaign.