Wizards FC yesterday beat Dwangwa United 1-0 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre to move three places up the ladder to 10th position in the 16-team TNM Super League.
Bernard Chimaimba scored the lone goal in the 51st minute. He connected home a diagonal pass from Simeon Singa after some neat one-two passes.
However, both sides squandered numerous chances in this encounter that appeared to be a 50-50 affair.
This was a third win in seven games for the Peter Mponda outfit, which also has a draw and three losses on their card. They have 10 points.
On the other hand, Dwangwa, who beat Azam Tigers 2-1 the previous day at the same venue to chalk their first win, are on position 13 with six points from nine games. They have drawn three and lost five.
“It was a difficult game but the most important thing is that we have earned three points. We thank God for the victory. We will fight hard to finish the first round on a better position,” said Wizards coach McDonald Yobe.
On the other hand, Dwangwa coach McDonald Mtetemera said it was sad that they did not utilise their chances.
“We didn’t play as expected. It’s sad but it is just unfortunate that we lost. We lacked the killer punch up front. We will do our homework,” Mtetemera said.
At Civo Stadium in Lilongwe, a second half goal from Raphael Phiri was enough for Civo United to beat Blantyre-based Max Bullets.
Bullets’ Owen Kalibwanji missed a penalty earlier on and his team returns to its base in Blantyre empty-handed after losing to Kamuzu Barracks on Saturday.
Civo coach Milias Pofera Jegwe said he was pleased that his team won despite having nine players sidelined due to injury. His Bullets counterpart Trevor Kajawa blamed the loss on lack of striking power.
Mzuzu University edged Karonga United 1-0 at Mzuzu Stadium.
Mzuni are third on the 16-team log table with 16 points from nine games while Civo are eighth with 12 points from nine matches. Karonga anchor the table with three points from six games whereas Max Bullets are second from the bottom with four points from 10 games.