Blantyre United still lead Malawi’s second tier Southern Football League after drawing 1-1 with second-placed Mitra lcons at Chiwembe on Saturday as the two fight to qualify for the top flight TNM Super League.
Blantyre United lead with 39 points, just one ahead of Mitra Icons. However, Blantyre United have finished the first round games while Mitra still have two more games to play.
It was an exciting match played at the astro-turf of Football Association of Malawi’s Mpira Village. First to score were Mitra before Blantyre United, who were in the TNM Super League two seasons ago, equalised on the dot of half time.
Mitra’s chairman Albert Chigoga conceded that it was a tough match and lived to its billing as the season’s top match.
“We missed many chances in the first half which could have buried the game,” he said. “We failed to create good chances in the second half.
“We have two more games to play to complete the first round and we will make sure we take over the leadership of the log table ready to continue for the title campaign in the second round,” he said.
Other results are MDF Marine 2-3 Zomba United, Nyasa United 1-0 Changalume Barracks, Poly 1-1 Cobbe Barracks, Mangochi Police 1-1 Be Forward Reserve and Prison Utd 1-1 White Eagles.
On third position are Chikwawa United while MDF Marine are fourth with Cobbe Baracks on 5th.
The top 3 on the log table are:
P W GD Pts
1 Blantyre Utd 21 11 19 39
2 Mitra Icons 19 11 15 38
3 Chikwawa Utd 19 11 12 36