Week 6 of the FAM Women’s League brought surprises as two giants FCB Nyasa Big Bullets Ladies and Silver Strikers suffered their first defeats of the season.
Formerly DD Sunshine, Silver Strikers Ladies lost 2-0 to MDF Lioness on Saturday while Bullets lost 3-2 to rivals Ntopwa Queens.
Silver are now second on the table with 15 points from six games with a goal difference of 35, same with first placed Ascent Academy. MDF Lioness are second with the same points but a goal difference of 34.
In the Southern Region, Bullets Women suffered their first defeat in a league match since 2019.
Bullets have been dominating Southern Region championship having won it in the past four seasons.
Last season, the Maggie Chombo side finished with a 100 percent winning record.
However, Bullets are slowly losing the show having also registered a goalless draw with Mighty Wanderers Queens three weeks ago while their rivals Ntopwa have won all their five matches.
Reacting to the loss, Bullets Coach Charles Lubani said : “We went there with a mindset that we always defeat Ntopwa and the girls never put much effort into the game while our colleagues did the opposite. We have always been the first to score and one weakness with our team it’s always hard for us to come back whenever we are trailing hence the loss because the girls were down,” he said.
On his part, Technical Director for Ntopwa Isaac Jomo Osman attributed the win to the experience the team got at the just ended Caf Women’s Champions League|Cosafa Qualifiers.
“This is our first game after the Cosafa tournament and the girls still have that motivation that they are best in Malawi and they can do it. The CAF Women’s Champions League has helped the girls build confidence and be disciplined in all sections of the field and now we have registered our first win against Bullets in five years,” he said.
Ntopwa currently lead the southern region log table with 15 points, seconded by Bvumbwe who have 12 points while Nyasa Big Bullets Women are third with 10 points.
In the North, defending champions CY Sisters suffered their third loss of the season following a 3-1 loss to their arch rivals Moyale Sisters. They have also suffered 5-0 and 2-1 losses against Ekwendeni Sisters and Hardknockers respectively.
CY are now 4th with only 9 points from six games while Moyale Sisters lead the table with 18 points from six games. Ekwendeni Sisters are 2nd with 11 points while MK Academy is on position three with 10 points.