Nyasa Big Bullets put the disappointment of losing to Tanzanian side, Simba Sports Club in the Africa Champions league behind them and exacted punishment to their cross town rivals, Mighty Mukuru Wanderers 4-0 in the semi finals of the prestigious FDH Bank Cup at the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe on Saturday.
Bullets are in pole position to retain the local championship where they hold a healthy lead on the log table, but found the going tough on the continental stage when Simba hit them with four unanswered goals over two legs.
But quickly returned to winning ways against the hapless Nomads in Lilongwe.
Bullets looked razor sharp, particularly in front where Hassan Kajoke and Anthony Mfune who were selected to be the front pair on the day gave Wanderers defence a torrid time.
A Bullets goal which had been long coming finally arrived in the 24th minute through Gomezgani Chirwa who tapped in a cut-back from Mfune on the right to give his side 1-0 half time lead.
Wanderers were expected to improve and show more fight in the second half, but it was the People’s Team who scored again just four minutes in through Kajoke who converted a spot-kick awarded after former Bullets man, Miracle Gabeya brought down the lively Mfune.
The game was all but wrapped up when Mfune made it 3-0 midway in the second half.
Former Wanderers’ Nigerian forward, Babatunde Adepoju, a surprise omission on the Bullets team sheet came off the bench to compound Nomads humiliation with Bullets’ fourth goal..
The result means the final of the FDH Bank Cup will be contested between Nyasa Big Bullets and their reserve side who reached the final after beating Extreme 2-1 in the other semi-final.