Moyale Barracks FC denied leaders Be Foward Wanderers a chance to collect maximum points in Mzuzu after a goalless draw in a TNM Super League game played at Mzuzu Stadium on Sunday
The Lali Lubani Boys beat Mzuni FC 2-1 on Saturday through a Zicco Mkanda brace to keep up the pace in the 16-team TNM Super League.
Despite dropping points, Nomads are still topping the table with 44 points from 20 games, three points ahead of their rivals, Nyasa Big Bullets who have a game in hand.
After this week’s games, the race is now open as the leaders and third-placed Moyale are separated by five points
Kamuzu beat Karonga United 1-0 through a Manase Chiyesa’s goal.
Blue Eagles are on fourth position with 35 points from 19 game while TN Stars have displaced Silver Strikers on fifth position with 34 points from 21 games following a 1- 0 win over Mlatho Mponela.
At Mzuzu Stadium, it was a game of missed chances as the Lions of Kaning’ina missed the services of hitman Deus Nkutu, who is injured.
As the teams went for recess, there was nothing to write home about.
Moyale started the second half with aggressiveness in the first 10 minutes, but their effort could not yield a goal. It ended 0-0 at the end of the game.
With the draw, Wanderers are still leading, three points clear of their rivals, Bullets who are second with 41 points. However, Bullets have a game in hand.
Wanderers assistant coach Oscar Kaunda rued a missed opportunity that could have given them a win.
“We could have won this game. We had a lot of chances, but we did not put them to good use. Still more, collecting a point away against Moyale is not easy,” he said.
Moyale coach Collins Nkuna said he is satisfied with the performance of his charges.
“We played well. We gave Nomads pressure, only that we were just unlucky not to score goals,” he said.
Moyale have 27 points also from 20 games.
Dwangwa United’s honeymoon in the second round ended after losing 2-0 to Mighty Tigers.
Dwangwa, who caused sensation in the second round with no loss in the first five games, lost 4-1 to Bullets on Saturday. They are two places above the relegation zone with 21 points.
Captain Stain Davie scored for TN Stars on his return from suspension following misunderstandings on outstanding bonuses.