Civo United came from behind to salvage a point in their 2-2 draw against soldiers Kamuzu Barracks in a less entertaining match played in front of a sizeable crowd at the Civo Stadium on Saturday.
This was the first competative game for their new coach Millias Pofera Jegwe formerly of Dedza Young Soccer.
Former Flames international midfielder Dave Banda and Francisco Kanzeka who has been promoted from the reserve side were on target for K.B.
The soldiers however went on to bed in the last 15 minutes of the game giving room to Civo to mannouvre through their territory.
Pofera Jegwe excellent tactical approach yielded positive results as the Civil Servants started to control proceedings midway into the second half.
He brought in Tsanzo Dalio and Fletcher Bandawe no wonder they scored a cancellation goal through Gerald Mkungula who scored from a rebound following Nelson Kangunje.’s shot which was served by Elia Nthala.
The wounded Civo Servants continued to fight hard and pile pressure on the soldiers.
It was super substitute Fletcher Bandawe who broke the hearts of K.B players and fans when he strike the ball home to the disappointment of K.B family in the last minute of the match.
It was a positive result for Pofera Jegwe who hailed his charges for the good fighting spitit.
He however blamed themselves for failing to convert into goals several chances they created inorder to kill off the game in the first half.
“This was our first game and first games are always difficult but players did play according to instrunctions. We could have killed the game in the first half where we had several chances but things never worked that way,” said Pofera Jegwe.
K.B coach Billy Phambala blamed his charges for putting themselves into the comfort zone so early.
“It was a good game we scored in good time and we could have defended our lead but we were so relaxed and went into comfort zone too early. We lost concentration towards the end comparing to how we started,”said Phambala.
Mafco versus Mzuni
At the Chitowe ground, Mafco became the first team to bag in all maximum three points after stunning Mzuni F.C 1-0.
The soldiers scored their goal through a beautiful strike from Chikondi Maloya.
Mafco Team Manager Lieutenant David Gulaimfa was delighted.
“I am happy that we have collected all the points and people should expect alot from us” said Gulaimfa.
Mzuni coach Alex Ngwira conceded the defeat but promised to bounce back.
He turned down people’s assertions that they will continue being a punch bag and points donors.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :