Mighty Mukuru Wanderers on Sunday registered their third successive win in the TNM Super League when they beat Zomba-based Red Lions 2-1 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The Nomads remain third with 22 points from 11 matches and they have reduced the gap with second-placed Blue Eagles to six points with a game in hand.
But they are 10 points behind leaders Nyasa Big Bullets.
Wanderers had to come from behind after Andrew Biyo gave the Malawi Defence Force side the lead in the 55th minute.
But Chiukepo Msowoya equalised for the Nomads four minutes later with a strike of utter beauty.
He released a first time shot from the edge of the penalty box that game Lions’ goalkeeper Jacob Kaunda no chance.
Barely a minute later, Muhammad Sulumba scored the winner for the Lali Lubani Road outfit when he swung upfield to head home a Stanley Sanudi corner kick.
As time ticked on, the visitors reorganised themselves and substitute Paul Kansungwi twice came close, but his efforts were kept out by Nomads’ ‘keeper Richard Chipuwa.
The Nomads held on to their lead until the final whistle.
Lions have dropped to 12th, they have 12 points from 13 matches.
Their coach Nelson Chirwa said they lost the plot after taking the lead.
“It did not take long for Wanderers to equalise and then claim the winning goal, maybe pressure crept in,”he said.
After the match, Wanderers assistant coach Joseph Kamwendo said: “It is a good result for us. In the first half, we struggled in central midfield, but we recovered after switching to our usual pass-and-move style.”
At Mpira Stadium in Chiwembe Township, Blantyre, Civil Service United edged Waka Waka Tigers 1-0. Defender Bashir Maunde scored the lone goal.
Following the win, the Civil Servants have risen two places to seventh with 15 points from 12 matches while the Kau Kau Boys are eighth with 15 points from 12 games.