Nyasa Big Bullets now only need a point from their remaining three games to win the TNM Super League title following Be Forward Wanderers’ 1-1 draw away to Dwangwa in Nkhotakota yesterday.
The Nomads will also need to win two games against TN Stars away and Moyale Barracks with a 12-goal margin should Bullets lose both games.
Having played 27 games, Bullets lead with 64 points and Wanderers are second with 59 points in 28 games played.
Wanderers have reduced their chances to defend the title after registering the one-all draw yesterday against Dwangwa United at Chitowe Stadium.
At Kamuzu Stadium, Bullets struggled as their players looked tired in the first half of the match.
Their wings were not effective as Fischer Kondowe and Dalitso Sailesi failed to deliver crosses inside the Tigers half.
In the15th minute, Azam had a chance but Luke Tchima wasted after Bullets goalkeeper Rabson Chiyenda came to save the situation.
But Bullets’ had a chance in the 39th minute through Bright Munthali near the six-yard box but headed wide.
Bullets coach Callisto Pasuwa introduced McFaren Ngwira and Righteous Banda to replace tired
Kondowe and Sailesi in the second half.
Tigers also introduced Tony Mbulu, Petros Mwale and Victor Nyirenda for Chikumbutso Henderson, Jafali Maunde and Luke Chima, respetively.
The People’s Team scored in the 67th minute, through Chiukepo Msowoya who headed home Ngwira corner-kick for his 15th goal of the season.
The league leaders scored the second through Ngwira.
Pasuwa was a happy man after collecting maximum points.
“I tried to make changes because my boys were tired, hence, resting others for the Wednesday game. All in all, we have managed to win the
game,” he said.
Tigers technical director Robin Alufandika said they did their best to win but their opponents were just lucky.
Bullets are remaining with Civil Sporting, Silver Strikers at home and Red Lions away.