Civil Service (Civo) United yesterday dislodged their Lilongwe rivals Silver Strikers from the summit of the TNM Super League following their 4-0 demolition of Ntopwa FC at Mpira Stadium in Chiwembe Township, Blantyre.
The Civil Servants, who are currently the only unbeaten side in the 16-team top-flight league, have 24 points from 12 matches, two points ahead of the second-placed Central Bankers.
However, Silver who were on bye, have two games in hand.
The Lilongwe-based side led 2-0 at half-time courtesy of goals from Muhammad Sulumba and Moses Banda.
Captain Blessings Tembo added the third for Civo before Binwel Katinji closed the scoresheet in the dying minutes.
Civo coach Franco Ndawa hailed his charges for playing according to their game plan.”
“It was a tough match and being the home team, Ntopwa took the game to us, but the two goals we scored just before half time confused them.
“We are satisfied to have bagged four out of a possible six points. It is not that easy when playing away,” he said.
Ntopwa technical director Isaac ‘Jomo’ Osman, who is also the Bangwe Township-based outfit’s owner, conceded that his team was out of sorts.
“We just didn’t play our usual game today. We will go back to the drawing board and work on our shortfalls,” he said.
Ntopwa are ninth with 14 points from 11 matches.
At Civo Stadium in Lilongwe, Karonga United pipped Kamuzu Barracks (KB) 1-0 via William Mwalwimba’s 28th minute strike.
Karonga are eighth with 15 points from 12 matches while KB are 13th with 10 points from 10 matches.