Striker Charles Ngosi came off-the bench and scored twice within a space of three minutes as Blue Eagles thumped Epac FC 3-1 in a TNM Super League match played at Silver Stadium on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
The veteran striker came on for injured John Junior Malidadi in the opening minutes and was on target 16 minutes into the game after some marvelous play by the cops from Area 30.
A minute later, Ngosi was on song again when he got to the end of a swift counter-attack move by the flying Eagles.
The super substitute was again involved in Eagles third goal on the dot of half time after he got fouled by an Epac defender in the box prompting referee Zondwayo Siwombo to point at the dreaded spot. Mecium Mhone converted the spot-kick, making it 3-0.
Amid shouts from the crowd that Epac had deliberately given away the game to Blue Eagles, the hosts came a completely changed side in the second half, chasing the cops into their own territory.
They were rewarded on 65 minutes when Innocent Tanganyika headed home a brilliant cross from Rodrick Douglas.
Urged on by the ganyu fans, Epac fought for more goals but their efforts proved too little too late as the damage had already been done in the first half.
Coach Audlo Makonyola conceded defeat, saying his boys slackened in the first half and only improved after pep-talk.
“We started poorly and things only changed after we had talked to the boys at half time,”
said Makonyola, who is yet to get a win in the second round.
Explaining why he started first choice goalkeeper Owen Chaima and defender Justin Kamanga on the bench, Makonyola said both players were recovering from sickness and that he had to throw in the later into service after seeing things were getting out of hand.
Eagles’ technical director Allan Kachingwe said he was happy with the win, which kept his side on the driving seat.
“Our aim is to win the championship and with five home and two away games, everything looks possible for us,” said Kachingwe.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :