Nyasa Big Bullets 4 (Babatunde Adepoju 24′ 52′ 62′ 77′) -1 Be Forward Wanderers (Vincent Nyangulu 34′)
Babatunde Adepoju was the hero of the day at the Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday afternoon as he scored four goals in Nyasa Big Bullets’ 4-1 Airtel Top 8 semifinal win against their arch rivals Be Forward Wanderers.
The Nigerian opened the scoreline at 24 minutes through a penalty after captain Alfred Manyozo handled the ball in the penalty box.
Wanderers responded in the 34th minute through Vincent Nyangulu who headed in from a corner kick by Ted Sumani and it was one-all at half time
Bullets dominated the second half and were back in front seven minutes after the break as Adepoju headed in a cross from Lanjesi Nkhoma to claim his brace.
Babatunde got his hattrick 62 minutes with another headed go.
Bullets made a change bringing in Bright Munthali for Paul Kansungwi, a substitution which looked to have confirmed a bad day for the nomads as the substitute’s move cause havoc in the left flank that led to Babatunde scoring his forth of the match after a misjudgement by Wanderers goalkeeper William Thole.
The Lali Lubani boys made changes at 78 minutes bringing in Felix Zulu and Wisdom Mpinganjira and Aubrey Maloya and Ted Sumani but this changed nothing as Bullets triumphed 4-1 .
Nyasa Big Bullets’ wil have to wait for next week’s second semifinal match between Silver Strikers and Civil Service United to know who they will meet in the final.
Nyasa Big Bullets: Ernest Kakhobwe, Chimwemwe Idana, Sankhani Mkandawire, Nickson Nyasulu, Gomezgani Mkandawire, Alick Lungu, Henery Kabichi, Paul Kansungwi (Bright Munthali 64′), Misheck Seleman (Yamikani Fodya 84′), Babatunde Adepoju (Chiukepo Msowoya 76′), Lanjesi Nkhoma(Precious Phiri 51′)
Be Forward Wanderers: William Thole, Alfred Manyozo, Peter Cholopi, Sherrif Yinusa Stanley Sanudi, Ted Sumani (Wisdom Mpinganjira 78′), Francis Mkonda (Misheck Botomani 51′), Yamikani Chester, Francis Mlimbika, Aubrey Maloya (Felix Zulu 78′), Vincent Nyangulu