Masters Security FC ended their winless run in the 2018 TNM Super League with a 4-1 thumping of Dwangwa United away at Chitowe Stadium in Nkhotakota on Sunday.
A hat-trick from Juma Yatina and a strike by Nigerian Babatude Adeboye ensured the Lilongwe-based side successfully banished their performance demons that had been tormenting them in the past six games where they had five losses and a draw. United got their consolation goal through Chifuniro Mpinganjira.
Before the latest victory, Masters were the only team yet to register a win in the top-flight league this season and were at the bottom of the 16-team log-table.
But now they have moved a step up to 15th place with four points from seven games, displacing Nchalo United who now anchor the table on inferior goal difference as both have the same points and games. Masters have a minus five goal difference while Nchalo have a minus six.
Masters coach Abbas Makawa has described their first win as a morale boost their and motivation to hunt for more wins.
“Earning our first win was our most desired mission so as to regain our confidence. Before this victory, we were playing under pressure, but now we are a bit relaxed as we plan for our next match,” he said.
In other league matches on Sunday, Red Lions and Karonga United recorded 1-0 victories over Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC and Moyale Barracks to cement their respective fourth and seventh positions. Lions have 12 points from eight games whereas Karonga have nine points from seven matches.
Nyasa Big Bullets are still at the top of the table with 17 points from seven games despite dropping points following a goalless draw with Mzuni on Saturday. Civil Sporting Club are second on 13 points from six outings and Azam Tigers are third with 12 points from eight matches. n