Malawian coach John Maduka’s Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday ended a five-game winless run in the South African DStv Premiership with a 2-1 victory over TS Galaxy in Bloemfontein.
The victory provided some relief to the former Flames captain who prior to the match was quoted by Supersport.com as having admitted that his club was going through a bad patch.
He said: “The international break gave us an opportunity to fix our mistakes. We are hoping come Sunday that we will get the points that we need.”
The win moved Celtic up to 10th spot on the league standings, seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Elsewhere, Flames captain Limbikani Mzava played a full game as AmaZulu FC secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Black Leopards.
The victory moved Usuthu up to third on the league standings, level on points with second-placed Golden Arrows, while Lidoda Duvha remain in bottom spot, four points from safety.
In an interview yesterday, Mzava said they are eyeing a top-four finish.
“We have had a good run and under coach Benni [McCarthy] and we keep on pushing ourselves to keep up the momentum.
“We are taking each game at a time,” he said.
On Saturday, Richard Mbulu and Gerald Phiri Jnr’s Baroka FC played out a goalless draw against Cape Town City in Cape Town.
Mbulu, who recently scored the priceless goal against Uganda which earned the Flames qualification to the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, was introduced as a second half substitute while Phiri did not get a run.
In the second-tier GladAfrican Championship, Khuda Muyaba struck the winning goal for Polokwane City when they edged Steenberg United 2-1 on Saturday.