Civo slaughter Lions 4-1, Kangunje scores again: Malawi TNM Super League

Civil Service United (Civo) on Saturday, November 14, 2015 sent out a message that their recent Standard Bank Knock-Out Cup final victory over Mighty Be Forward Wanderers was not a fluke when they slaughtered Red Lions 4-1 in a TNM Super League match played at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.

Raphael Phiri rises high to head in Chande's corner kick, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Raphael Phiri rises high to head in Chande’s corner kick, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Raphael Phiri celebrates after beating Lions goalie Clement Mlomba, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Raphael Phiri celebrates after beating Lions goalie Clement Mlomba, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Impressed with his boys- Civo's coach Kaunda (far left)

Impressed with his boys- Civo’s coach Kaunda (far left)

Featuring almost the same squad that won them the Standard Bank Cup two weeks ago, the servants took control of the proceedings from the first half, in which they got their opener through wonderboy Nelson Kangunje.

The attacking midfielder was on target after 24 minutes, beating Lions’ goalkeeper Clement Mlomba after a defence splitting pass from Victor Mpinganjira.

Gerald Nkungula made it 2-0 on 77 minutes with a long range strike from an angle before the Lions pulled one back through Innocent Bokosi’s spot kick.

Raphael Phiri dashed the Lions’ hopes of a come-back in the 86th minute when he rose high to head in Nkungula’s corner kick.

The striker completed the damage on the dot of regulation time in almost a similar fashion after heading home a corner kick by Richard Chande.

Lions’ caretaker coach Pritchard Mwanza conceded defeat, apportioning the blame on his goalkeeper and defence.

“There was poor communication between our goalkeeper and the defence and we will try to rectify this problem before meeting Silver Strikers tomorrow (Sunday, November 15, 2015). This will be another tough game but we will try our level best to get the three points,” said Mwanza, who has just taken over as head coach from fired Collins Nkuna.

His counterpart Oscar Kaunda praised his charges for following instructions.

“I am happy with the boys. They played according to instructions and if we continue like this, we will meet our target of finishing in the top six,” said Kaunda.

In another result, Dedza Young Soccer surprised Blue Eagles 1-0 at Dedza Stadium.

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Civil Servant

Raphael Phiri too should be brought to the National team if he is not already there. We need players like him who can help Flames make use of corner kicks to get goals!

Civil Servant

Congrats to Civo but I do not think it is a good idea that a Government sponsored team should be using symbols of Rastafaris as their symbols. Okay to use the red, yellow and green colours (as they cannot use the national colours which are reserved for the national team) but they should not use the Rastafarian flag

Titus scot

Koma this Kangunje boy anayenera kukhala ku team yafuko! What do you think? He would make more wonders surrounded by the jafali chandes, mussa manyenjes, chiukepo msowoyas, yamikani fodyas, tingoti likukumwe la BB! Think about it Nelson. BB ndi dhilu!!!!!

Titus scot

Koma Civo ikanayamba zimenezi in the first round, bwenzi pano ali pa number 2 or 3 popeza number 1 eni ake ndi chi team ichi amachitcha BB, chopanda sponsorship koma eeeh, very resilient. BB woye! CIVO woye!!

Dausi Phiri

Its good play for Civo congratulations koma mukadzakumana ndi akamuna a Silver tidzakutafunani ndithu chifukwa ndinu Ana athu.

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