Blantyre United strengthen top claim: Malawi Super League

Blantyre United will start 2013 at the top of the TNM Super League table after a hard-earned win over Bvumbe Research on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium.

‘Mphembedzu’ as popularly known, BTU pruned the Thyolo district based out-fit 2-1 with goals from Tizowere Nyirenda and Muhammad Sulumba while Bvumbwe Research notched in their goal courtesy of Vincent Chinthenga.

BTU, who are on the summit table having amassed 45 points have left with 5 games followed by Silver Strikers, who have 43 points after their 3-0 victory to Civo United at Civo Stadium.

United coach Elijah Kananji commended his troops for fighting up to the last whistle.

Celebrating after win: Blantyre United

“I advised my players to fight on until the last whistle. Our victory is a stepping stone to grab the league and we will fight on until the end of the season,” said Kananji.

Coach for Bvumbwe Research, Bob Mpinganjira described their loss as unfortunate.

In another thrilling encounter at Chitowe, much improved Moyale Barracks collected maximum three points following their 3-1 victory to Mafco F.C.

The Mzuzu based out-fit scored their goals through Brian Chikwanda,

Dennis Nkutu and Chamveka Gwetsani before Osward Nkagula’s lone goal for the Salima based team.

Moyale Barracks coach Temwa Msukwa said: “We are now back in town, and we will make sure that we continue collecting points in order to finish in top-four.”

Coach Stereo Gondwe for Mafco vowed to come back fully geared in their next game.

In the old capital city of Malawi, Red Lions were in serious business, as they went on beating Azam Tigers 2-0 courtesy of Kelvin Katema and Edwin Ng’oma.

Azam Tigers tactician Leo Mpulura conceded the defeat but assured their fans for better results in their next fixture while Collins Nkuna for Red Lions said it was a sweet victory after a series of defeats.

Blantyre United bench in axious for the last whistle.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Action: Blantyre United tussle it out with Bvumbwe at Kamuzu Stadium-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

 

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