Chanco FC are struggling to combine studies with football having posted four straight losses to remain at the tail end of the Peter Mutharika Southern Region Football League (SRFL) Premier Division.
Chanco crumbled 3-2 to Prison United on Sunday. This was their fourth loss in a row during which they conceded eight goals and scored three. In contrast, their University of Malawi colleagues, Poly FC, have been performing relatively better with some wins and draws.
Up the table, White Eagles beat Tigers Reserve 4-0 in Blantyre on Saturday to go top on 25 points. They are two points behind second-placed Thondwe United and leaders Evirom who were on a Carlsberg Cup assignment on Saturday.
Evirom and Thondwe have 27 points each, but the latter failed to go top after losing 2-1 to Nchalo United on Sunday. Eviromâ€™s Harold Zulu still leads the Golden Boot Award pursuit with 12 goals from 13 games.
In other games, Chikhwawa United ran riot, beating Brave Warriors 6-1 on Saturday through a Lanken Mwale double and one goal each from Tisunge Hiwa, Joseph Kankhuni, Ian Banda and Prince Kabudula.
On Sunday, Nyasa United recovered from a 2-1 setback against Zomba Airwing to diffuse White Bullets 4-1 at BAT ground where Steve Dairi scored a double. There was also a goal each from Nyasaâ€™s Chikondi Banda and Edward Phiri. Chisomo Chikafa pulled one back for Bullets.
Full results; Saturday: Changalume Barracks FC 2 Polytechnic 0, Zomba United 3 Prison United 2, BNC Produsak 0 Mwanza Eagles 0, Zomba Airwing 2 Nyasa United 1, Chikhwawa United 6 Brave Warriors 1, White Eagles 4 Tigers Reserve 0.
Sunday: Nyasa United 4 White Bullets 1, Thondwe United 1 Nchalo United 2, Cobbe Barracks 1 White Eagles 0, Prison United 3 Chanco 2.