TNM Super League champions Nyasa Big Bullets on Saturday became the inaugural Chifundo Charity Shield after outclassing their arch-rivals Be Forward Wanderers 2-0.
Played before a packed Civo Stadium in Lilongwe, it took the People’s Team barely two minutes to take the lead through Muhammad Sulumba.
In only his first touch against his former team, Sulumba coolly slotted the ball past Nomads goalkeeper Nenani Juwaya to send Bullets fans into delirium.
Bullets captain Chiukepo Msowoya struck the second with a beautiful header from Henry Kabichi’s cross.
In the second half, the Nomads introduced their Nigerian import Amos Beld and Petet Wadabwa for Jabulani Linje and Jimmy Zakazaka in a bid to salvage something from the match, but Bullets stood firm and defended their lead right up to the end although Beld showed flashes of individual brilliance.
The charity shield was jointly organized by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) in a drive to promote blood donation using football.