Chitipa United chalked their first win yesterday when they stunned Azam Tigers 3-2 at Mzuzu Stadium.
Chitipa, who had gone seven games without a win got the victory which has taken their tally to 4 points. However, they remain rooted at the bottom of the table on an inferior goal difference to 15th placed Blantyre United.
Chitipa coach Kondwani Mwalweni said the win helped them to build their confidence ahead of their next outing.
“We can finally afford a smile and go into our next game with confidence. We are very excited with the result,” he said.
But as for Tigers, the defeat has taken them two steps away from the driving seat as they have been displaced by joint leaders Red Lions and Be Forward Wanderers on goal difference. The three teams are tied on 12 points but Lions and Wanderers have six as their goal difference, one ahead of Tigers.
Tigers’ technical director Robin Alufandika described their loss as a stumble on their title campaign.
Chitipa scored through Alick Phiri, Wacheta Mwenifumbo and Christopher Mtambo while Stain Pendame got a brace for Tigers.
In another encounter at the Kalulu Stadium in Nchalo, Chikwawa, Nyasa Big Bullets gave away a 1-0 lead in the dying minutes to settle for a one-all draw with PremierBet Wizards. Bright Munthali drew first blood for Bullets in the 44th minute before Misheck Botomani restored parity for Wizards nine minutes to time.
The result means Bullets and Wizards remain stuck on fourth and fifth place, respectively. They are tied on 12 points but Bullets have a better goal difference.
At Civo Stadium in Lilongwe, defending champions Kamuzu Barracks (KB) beat fellow soldiers Moyale Barracks 1-0 through Kelvin Hanganda’s lone strike. KB are 11th on the table with 8 points from six games while Moyale are eighth with 10 points from the same number of games. n