Blantyre United finally got their act right on Sunday when they beat Mafco FC 4-1 in a TNM Super League season.
But the result does not mean Mafco were a pushover, United were just clinical on goals.
Brown Mizeyi put Mafco ahead 26 minutes into the game. Oswald Mkagula had a chance to pull one back in the 31st minute after being put through by captain Zasha Nongâ€™oneza, but he was disposed of in the box.
On the other hand, United were composed when on goals. They had fluid passing that involved Maxwell Chirwa, Jimmy Chikulekule and Thoko Stambuli that dissected the entire Mafco defence resulting in Sparrow Msowoya having the last touch to score past Dyson Isaac.
Mafco coach Sterio Gondwe, who was relaying information from the VIP stand watched helplessly as United dominated play.
The second-half saw United taking the game to the home team. They added the third goal through winger Muhamad Sulumba. Mafco pulled one back in the 63rd minute through Mkagula who took advantage of a lapse in United defence to slot the ball past Simeon Kapuza.
Mafco substituted Wellington Maonga for Khumbo Ngâ€™ambi in the 67th minute, but the substitution did not change their fortunes. Msowoya scored his second goal from a Thoko Stambuli cross.
“We deserved to win as we played the most attacking game. It is our philosophy to play entertaining football while at the same time getting results,” said United coach Elia Kananji
Mafco vice-team manger Arnold Mbisa conceded defeat saying: “It was not our day. They played well and deserved to win.”