Karonga United put up a gallant performance to beat Mighty Wanderers 2-0 in a TNM Super League match played at Karonga Stadium yesterday.
In Blantyre, Nyasa Big Bullets maintained their unbeaten home record following a 2-0 triumph over Ekwendeni Hammers at Kamuzu Stadium.
Anthony Mfune and Crispin Mhangama scored for Karonga United while Hassan Kajoke and MacFallen Mgwira were on the scoresheet for Bullets.
Karonga United’s win at home meant that they have completed a league double over the Blantyre-based giants also beating the Nomads by the same score-line.
They scored the first goal through Mfune in the 51st minute while Mhangama claimed the second goal in the 87th minute.
In a post match interview, Karonga United coach Dan Dzinkambani saluted his charges for the victory.
“We analysed the weakness of Nomads in the first half and did the right substitutions. The boys played as instructed in the second half,” he said.
However, Mighty Wanderers coach Bob Mpinganjira bemoaned his side’s wastefulness.
He said: “It was not a bad performance generally, but we failed short in some areas where our counterparts were better especially in front of goal.”
The win takes Karonga to position four with 27 points from 17 games while Nomads drop to sixth with 25 points from 17 games as well.
Nyasa Big Bullets have closed the gap with leaders Silver Strikers to three points.
The Central Bankers lost 1-0 to TN Stars and have 35 points from 17 games. Alfred Chizinga scored the lone goal for TN Stars.
Civil Sporting beatt Mighty Tigers 1-0 thanks to a Muhammad Sulumba goal. Civil are on three on the table with 29 points from 17 games.