After four failed attempts, FCB Nyasa Bullets on Sunday broke the first hurdle jinx to qualify for the second round of the CAF Champions League after booting out Dragon FC of Equatorial Guinea 3-0 on aggregate.
The People’s Team, who won the first leg 0-2 away in Malabo last week, sealed their qualification to the next round with a 1-0 victory at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe yesterday.
Bullets will now face the elite continental club showpiece’s five-time champions Tout Puissant (TP) Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo with the first leg scheduled for between September 15 and 17 at home and the return leg slated for September 29-October 1.
Bullets coach Kallisto Pasuwa said he was happy that his team finally got it right.
He said: “The players played with determination and worked hard. It was not an easy game. I am happy that now we are progressing to the next round. After so many disappointments, I am really happy.”
Ephraim Kondowe, who is turning into Bullets’ super substitute, scored the lone goal in the 67th minute, barely three minutes after his introduction.
It originated from a counter-attack in which Lanjesi Nkhoma was the architect and after an exchange of passes, Kondowe provided the final flourish.