Be Forward Mighty Wanderers on Saturday started their outing in the Northern Region on a sour note as they were whipped 3-0 by rookies Mzuni FC in an invigorating encounter at Mzuzu Stadium.
Smarting from a 2-1 win over Mafco in a previous league fixture, the Nomads were hoping to build from the victory over the soldiers.
But a dark cloud fell on the Lali Lubani side as they were reduced to amateurs by the resolute students who have stepped up the relegation battle.
Victor Gondwe, who was named man of the-match, scored a double in 44th and 55th minutes while Lusungu Mwafuliwa sealed Nomads’ fate with a late goal in 83rd minute.
Yesterday’s win has pushed Mzuni to 23 points from 23 games.
Mzuni coach Alex Ngwira attributed the win to the presence of newly recruited technical director Kinnah Phiri.
“We acknowledge the presence of Kinnah who has boosted the players’ morale,” he said.
Wanderers coach Elia Kananji accepted the defeat, but vowed to work hard in their game against Moyale today.
The loss was Wanderers’ sixth. They are stuck at 30 points from 20 games.
It seems like Super League of Malawi’s decision to increase the number of teams to 16 in the league — meaning only two will be relegated this season — inspired the bottom-placed teams. Also yesterday, Fisd Wizards stunned Kamuzu Barracks 1-0 at Kalulu Stadium in Chikwawa whereas Dedza Young Soccer surprised Blue Eagles 1-0 at Dedza Stadium.
But Civo United continued their impressive performance as they whacked Red Lions 4-1 at Civo Stadium.
Raphael Phiri reigned supreme after scoring a brace in the annihilation of the soldiers.
Nelson Kangunje scored his ninth league season to put Civo ahead in the 25th minute.
Gerald Nkungula, who is returning from a loan spell at Epac, made it 2-0 in the 63rd minute, scoring from a Richard Chande corner kick.
Innocent Bokosi pulled one back for the Zomba-based Lions.
Lions coach Pritchard Mwansa admitted that his side were outclassed while Civo coach Oscar Kaunda expressed relief after the win.
“We have been drawing and drawing. This is a great win. Hope we can maintain this trend,” said Kaunda.