What was expected to be a dream return to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) turned out to be a nightmare for Chiukepo Msowoya as he scored in his own net.
Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen handed Chiukepo a place in the starting line-up to mark the former Flames captain return to PSL after he last played for Platinum Stars in 2012.
But the former Nyasa Big Bullets captain fluffed the opportunity by the unfortunate own-goal (OG).
Trailing SuperSport 2-0 from Reneilwe Letsholonyane and half-time substitute Thuso Phala’s 47th and 49th minute goals.
Arrows, who also have Malawian defender Limbikani Mzava, pulled one back through Zimbabwe international Kudakwashe Mahachi.
But just as they were reorganising themselves to level scores, Chiukepo added the third in the 61st minute from a Thabo Mnyamane freekick.
Then Cole Alexander grabbed United’s fourth goal.
Chiukepo’s side fought back and scored their second of the night through Wayde Jooste but SuperSport wrapped up the night through Morgan Gould in the 80th minute.
In other matches involving Malawians in PSL, Gerald Phiri had a good match on his debut for Platinum Stars as they drew 0-0 against Orlando Pirates.
His coach Cavin Johnson said in a post-match interview that Phiri was outstanding and a candidate for a man of the match award.
Phiri, signed from Bidvest and playing competitive club football for the first time in more than a year, stayed on the pitch for 92 minutes before paving the way for Henrico Botes.
He created Stars main opportunity of the night, setting up captain Vuyo Mere who shot wide with Pirates keeper at his mercy.
Compatriot and teammate Robert Ng’ambi played a full game.
Striker Atusaye Nyondo was also on the losing side as Bloemfontein Celtic lost 1-0 at home to defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
Veteran striker Esau Kanyenda came in the last 15 minutes for Polokwane City as they drew one-all with Maritzburg United.