Bullets wasted a 1-0 goal lead after veteran midfielder James Chilapondwa scored from a penalty spot in the 10th minute after Stain Malata’s crude tackle on Jaffalie Chande in the penalty box.
But Bullets, who also gave away a 1-0 lead to lose to Civo United in the Standard Bank Cup semifinal on Thursday, were hit where it pained most as Airbone Rangers scored through Kefas Zimba Joseya Duwa.
The relegation-threatened Airborne have 17 points from 19 games piling pressure on Epac United who have 19 points from 20 games.
Airborne Rangers assistant coach Kondwani described the victory was historical having dented Blue Eagles unbeaten run in the Super League at the same venue.
“This win is special because we have ended the league leaders unbeaten run. We are also the team that broke Blue Eagles unbeaten record in the league,” Gawani said.
Epac also wasted a 1-0 lead through a goal scored by Ranken Mwale when Civo’s Patience Kalumo equalized to salvage a point.
Bullets loss has drawan the supporters’ wrath who have since questioned the players’ commitment.
“This is unacceptable for players to fake injuries. Chiukepo Msowoya did not go to Chitowe saying he is injured but he was seen at a drinking joint,” said one supporter.
Bullets are still leading with 41 points from 18 games with five draws and one loss.
Tigers poor should wait longer to establish their winning formula since the resumption of the second round after settling for a goalless draw against Red Lions at Kalulu Stadium on Sunday.
Tigers, who went for first round recess second on the table, have plunged to fifth position with 31 points.
Silver Strikers also were beaten 1-0 by Mafco in the league after being booted out by Blue Eagles in the quarterfinals of the Standard Bank.
Silver are on second position with 32 points just two behind Mafco.
Kamuzu Barracks and Moyale Barracks shared spoils after a one-all draw on Thursday.
Kamuzu Barracks also beat Mzuni 1-0 to stay on course for top four finish having collected 32 points from 20 games.