Chipiku Central Region Football Association (CRFA) Premier League leaders Dwangwa United started the second-round on a bad note, losing 2-1 to Nambuma in Lilongwe on Sunday.
On Saturday, the sugar-cane fields side was held to a one-all draw by Namitete Young Rangers to collect just a single point from a possible six.
Dwangwa’s poor start to the second-round was compounded by second-placed Msundwe United’s 1-0 win over Mchinji United 1-0.
Msundwe’s victory means Dwangwa’s lead has been cut to six points as the battle for TNM Super League promotion rages on.
Dwangwa have 47 points whereas as Msundwe have 41 points. They have played 21 games each.
Dwangwa team manager Dave Mwandira played down the loss, blaming it on poor officiation.
“We did not deserve to lose, but we were let down by officiation. However, I must say we are not worried and we will recover and win more games. It was a setback though,” said Mwandira in an interview on Sunday.
Dowa United beat Kasungu Police 2-1 away in Kasungu to move to third position. Dowa now have 38 points from 21 games whereas as Support Battalion are fourth on 35 points from 20 games. Support Battalion beat Warm Heart Bullets 2-0.