Nyasa Big Bullets are the dominant team in Malawi’s top league, but their display against Tanzanian side Simba SC showed a huge gulf in class in local leagues of Tanzania and Malawi,

Bullets are defending league champions in Malawi and barring a miracle they look set to defend the league title. They currently lead the league table by a whopping 12 points, though they have played a game more than their nearest chasers Blue Eagles and they are still in the running for prestigious FDH Bank Cup.

The People’s Team will also be the favourites to retain the Airtel Top 8 they won last season.

A lot was expected for the Blantyre team in the CAF Champions League, but against Simba they were simply out of depth.

Simba scored a goal in each half to return to Tanzania with a 2-0 first leg league, but in truth they could have won by more.

Simba’s Zambian striker Moses Phiri scored with an overhead kick just before the half hour mark with Tanzanian attacking midfielder John Bocco scoring the second with ten minutes left on the clock.

Former Bullets midfielder, Peter Banda who now plays for Simba was introduced as a second half substitute and had a fine game against his former side.

The second leg will be played in Tanzania in two weeks’ time and while Bullets still have a chance to overturn the result and remain in the prestigious continental competition, it does not seem like they can go to Tanzania and win.