Steam rolling Blue Eagles Sunday maintained their grip on the TNM Super League after 3-0 demolition of Red Lions at Nankhaka Stadium in Lilongwe.
Following the win, the cops have restored their six points lead at the summit of the flagship league. They have won all their five games so far.
At Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota, Mafco escaped from the jaws of defeat after snatching a late equaliser to force a two-all draw against defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets.
At Nankhaka, Maxwell Salambula gave the hosts the lead just 11 minutes into the game. He unleashed a thunderous shot outside the 18 yard box into the roof of the net.
Three minutes later Gilbert Chirwa made it 2-0 before Enock Likoswe killed off the game in the 72nd minute.
A jubilant Eagles coach Deklerk Msakakuona gave credit to God and his players.
“I thank God for the victory. The boys put up a good show. We were first on the ball and defended well. Like I said before we need not to lose points at home. We have started well and need just to maintain the winning mentality,” said Msakakuona.
In Dwangwa, Chiukepo Msowoya and Paul Phiri each struck twice for Bullets and Eagles respectively
Chiukepo struck in the first half from a penalty to give the People’s Team a 1-0 lead but the hosts levelled the scores through Phiri in the early stages of the second half.
Then with 10 minutes to full time, Chiukepo restored Bullets’ lead after receiving a crisp pass from Mussa Manyenje.
And just when it appeared like Bullets would bag full points, the Salima-based soldiers were awarded a penalty after Bullets defender Miracle Gabeya was judged to have fouled Richard Mbulu and up stepped Phiri to convert the spot-kick.
Bullets now have six points from four games while Mafco have five points from four games
At Civo Stadium also in the capital, Kamuzu Barracks registered their first win after beating FC Wizards 2-0 through goals from Manase Chiyesa and Dan Ziba.