Blantyre, Mzuzu United play to 2-2 draw: Malawi TNM Super League

Its a goal....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Its a goal….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

TNM Super League new rookies Mzuzu United made a statement of intent on Sunday that they will not be donating points in the top flight league when they gave Blantyre United a tough ride after a 2-2 draw in an entertaining encounter on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Mzuzu United  showed their seriousness immediately the kick-off of the game showing the sparks to the delight of
Mighty Wanderers ‘ganyu’ supporters who rallied behind them throughout the game.

It was not a sheer luck that Mzuzu United captain Lazarous Nyemera was responsible to notch in a brace before the host team equalized.

In Nyemera, Mzuzu United have a prolific player, who had a grand game, no wonder he was also
voted man of the match with his brilliant passes and target in goals.

Nyamera and Mada Chuma, who was operating from the left flank form an effective combination fully backed by a resolute midfield of Lovemore Jere and Brian Phiri.

However, Blantyre United were lucky not to concede more goals in the first half as they were outplayed lacking composure on the ball and poor passes.

The commercial city out-fit failed to tick on the middle of the park where Victor Limbani struggled to contain the visitors.

Towards the end of the first half, Blantyre United through Abraham Kamwendo and Sparrow Msowoya on several occasions tried to pin the visitors but Chimwemwe Kasambara was too good in goals.

Blantyre United with the help of Big Bullets ganyu supporters, who drummed support for them until the last whistle
breathed fire that each time they invaded the visitors danger panicking could be seen among Mzuzu United defenders.

Signs of fatigue could also be seen on Mzuzu United players towards the end of the game as they failed to make some runs whenever the ball was on the opposite side.

After the last whistle, Blantyre United coach Elijah Kananji said he was disappointed with the result basing on the fact that last week they lost 3-0 to Big Bullets in their opening match to the season.

“We were supposed to win this game in order to ease our pressure. This is just the beginning of the season and we
will rectify our problems before the next game,” said Kanjani.

Mzuzu United mentor Christopher Nyambose blamed the officiating personnel’s for the draw, saying his team could have bagged full points.

“The referees were against us and if it were not for bad officiating we could have carried the day. But lam impressed with the performance of my boys,” said Nyambose.

In other games, Epac FC defeated Moyale Barracks 1-0 with. Red Lions beating Mponela United 1-0 while Mafco and Envirom settled for a goal-less draw at Chitowe.

Mzuzu United netbuster Lazarous Nyemera....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mzuzu United netbuster Lazarous Nyemera….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mzuzu United players celebrating their first goal on the far corner...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mzuzu United players celebrating their first goal on the far corner…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Part of the action....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Part of the action….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Fair play, coaches talk before the game.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Fair play, coaches talk before the game…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

TNM Official Willy Phalula shaking Mada Chuma's for Mzuzu United...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

TNM Official Willy Phalula shaking Mada Chuma’s for Mzuzu United…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mzuzu United coach Christopher Nyambose blamed the referee for their draw.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mzuzu United coach Christopher Nyambose blamed the referee for their draw…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The officiating personels....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The officiating personels….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

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