Mzuzu University (Mzuni) and Kamuzu Barracks (KB) have each moved three steps up in the TNM Super League after recording surprise victories last weekend.
Mzuni beat Civo United 1-0 at Mzuzu Stadium on Saturday to rise from position seven to four. They have displaced defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets who did not play for having contributed more than four players to the Flames.
The Mzuzu-based outfit has collected 13 points from eight games and has really been a surprise package this far considering that three seasons ago they were playing in the lower division.
On the other hand, KB hammered leaders Blue Eagles 4-0 at Civo Stadium on Sunday to climb from position 11 to eight. The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side has 10 points from seven games.
KB coach Billy Phambala forecast a bright future for his troops saying it was the beginning of good times.
“We didn’t start well this season but I am pleased that it has not taken us much to rediscover ourselves. Our target is to be in the top four when the first round wraps up,” he said.
Silver Strikers who beat Red Lions 2-1, are on position two. They have now cut Eagles lead at the top to just two points.
The Bankers coach Lovemore Fazili described the result as positive as it comes after earlier losses to Wanderers and Azam Tigers.
Meanwhile, Eagles coach De Clerk Msakakuona has dismissed suggestions that the loss to KB, their second consecutive league defeat, is a sign that they cannot handle pressure of being at the top.
“The loss is just part of the game. We cannot say that there’s too much pressure on us which we cannot handle. We will restrategise and hopefully we will win again,” he said. n