Harambee Stars defender slots home penalty as he helps Nyasa Big Bullets to a third trophy of 2023

Photo credit || Nyasa Big Bullets

STARS ABROAD Harambee Stars defender slots home penalty as he helps Nyasa Big Bullets to a third trophy of 2023

Mark Kinyanjui 21:00 - 30.12.2023

Senaji's penalty helped Nyasa Big Bullets claim their third trophy of 2023.

Harambee Stars defender Clyde Senaji played a key part in helping Nyasa Big Bullets claim their third trophy of 2023 with  a 4-2 win over Silver Strikers to claim the Castel Challenge Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Silver Strikers took the lead in the eighth minute through Atusaye Nyondo, who attempted a powerful header into the back of the net to give Silver Strikers a lead, having been found unmarked in the box by a Duncain Nyoni's well taken corner kick.

Bullets looked  for a response and nearly got it when Lanjesi Nkhoma fired wide inside the penalty box following an exchange of passes between Ernest Petro, Precious Phiri, Patrick Mwaungulu and Maxwell Phodo but it wasn't successful i the 14th minute 

In the 17th minute, they had another chance,  pressing and attacking using their wide wingers, but Yankho Singo fired wide.

Their efforts to restore parity bore fruit in the 24th minute when Lanjesiiii Nkhoma levels with an excellent finish after he got the better of Emmanuel Kaunga,  before unleashing a powerful shot to the top of the net.

In the 38th minute,   Patrick Mwaungulu's freekick almost went in, but Maxwell Paipi made a fantastic clearance to keep the game at 1-1.

 Bullets dominated possession against the Bankers, for the last five minutes and in the 45th minute,  Lanjesi Nkhoma's weaker shot was well saved by Pilirani Mapira.

In the second half,   Richard Chimbamba made a timely intervention to stop a dangerous cross from Patrick Macheso as tempers started flying high between the two teams by the 58th minute. 

Three yellow cards were then shown to Maxwell Paipi, Duncain Nyoni and Yankho Singo following a confrontation between the players.

In the 65th minute, Bullets suffered a blow as askeeper  Richard Chimbamba sustained an injury, forcing them to replace him with Clever Mkungula.

Both teams could not find the winner and in the end, the game had to go to penalties. Four of their penalties were successful, including Senaji’s who calmly slotted the ball home, having been the third Bullets player to step up.

Just like last week in the semis, Precious Phiri scored his penalty to win it for Bullets to help them claim their third trophy of  2023.

Follow our Pulse Sports WhatsApp channel for more updates.