Red Lions’ magnificent run in the TNM Super League continued yesterday when they thumped struggling Blue Eagles 3-0 at Zomba Community Centre ground to return to the summit of the flagship league.
The Zomba-based soldiers dropped to second on Saturday, albeit temporarily following PremierBet Wizards’ 1-0 victory over the Area 30-based cops at Mulanje Park.
They are tied on 11 points from five games, but the Lions have a superior goal difference.
This means that Eagles—who have five points from five matches— have returned to the capital empty-handed. Royal and Innocent Bokosi as well as Mathews Simbeye were on target for Lions.
Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC played out a 1-1 draw against champions Kamuzu Barracks (KB) at Mzuzu Stadium.
Zeliat Nkhoma was on target for Mzuni while Chimwemwe Chisambi scored for KB. Mzuni are now third with nine points from five games.
At Mulanje Park yesterday, Nyasa Big Bullets’ revival show continued when they beat Blantyre United 2-1.
Bright Munthali drew first blood for the People’s Team in the 20th minute. United appeared to dictate the pace of the game, but they conceded the second goal with just three minutes to recess when a move of utter beauty that involved Dalitso Sailesi and Collen Nkhulambe led to veteran winger Fischer ‘Anong’a’ Kondowe coolly dribbling past United ‘keeper Happy Mkandawire before slotting the ball home.
But barely a minute later, United hit one back through Tawonga Malenga following a lapse in concentration in the Bullets rearguard.
The second half started on a high note with both teams attacking with verve and flair but there were no meaningful attacks.
Bullets team manager James Chilapondwa expressed delight with the win.
“It is encouraging that we are now able to score, hopefully it can get better,” he said.
In another match, Mafco FC beat Moyale Barracks 2-0 through goals from Ranken Mwale and Joseph Donsa.
It was a sweet revenge for Mafco who were ousted from the Airtel Top 8 showpiece by their ‘brothers in arms’ 6-2 on aggregate. n