Mafco FC on Saturday finished the K65 million (about $180 555) TNM Super League with double victory.
They stunned Mighty Wanderers 2-0 at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota as their defender Paul Ndhlovu also earned the man-of-the-match accolade.
Two first-half goals from Osward Mkagula and Jimmy Nzunga gave the Salima-based soldiers the win and their coach Stereo Gondwe was over the moon.
“I am glad to finish the league with a victory, especially beating a big team such as Mighty Wanderers. I really thank God for that for I never expected it,” said Gondwe.
Mafco displayed good football in all departments with Sadani Mangwere, Emmanuel Chipeta, Chifuniro Phiri in their element and goalkeeper Bester Phiri, manning the goalposts with confidence.
However, Wanderers also had some opportunities to reduce the arrears through Victor Mpinganjira and Diverson Chilemba, but on several occasions, Ndhlovu frustrated the two and no wonder he was chosen man of the match.
Mafco have finished the second round on 10th position with 38 points from 28 games.
On his part, Wanderers general secretary David Kanyenda blamed officiation, which he described as poor.
“Every time we surged forward, the officiating team was against us so, it seems they sided with our counterparts when they are supposed to be neutral,” said Kanyenda.
Before Sunday’s final fixture against Silver Strikers, Wanderers were stuck on 45 points from 27 games.
TNM’s Northern Region brands distribution manager Christopher Limbani said he was happy with the way Mafco displayed their game, saying it shows the league has improved greatly as there are no favourites these days.