TNM Super League rookies Evirom FC from Blantyre settled for a goalless draw with Mzuzu United in a lackluster match played at Zomba Community Centre ground on Saturday.
The match lacked the flare of the elite league performance as both teams misplaced passes at will which on certain occasions irked the spectators.
“Give us the performance worth the K200 entrance fee!” shouted some of the fans as the game progressed.
Anchoring the 15-team league with 11 points from 17 games, the Mzuzu side came close to scoring in the 35th minute through Brian Phiri who was also voted man-of-the-match, but his header went agonizingly wide of Evirom’s goal.
Evirom who are on position 13 with 13 points from 17 games played so far, had their strikers Chikondi Mpulula and Chisomo Masiye fire blanks on separate occasions.
Pep-talk jolted Mzuzu United into action and had Stevie Mbale, Isaac Msiska and Brian Phiri orchestrating more attacks in Evirom’s half – thanks to the agile goalkeeping reflexes of Evirom’s Blassings Kameza who denied them scoring chances.
Mindful of having tough assignments on Sunday, both coaches said they played cautiously. Evirom coach Mario Gadaga accepted the result but was quick to point out that the game against Kamuzu Barracks at the Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday will bring better results.
“I used a different system today (Saturday) because Red Lions were watching this game. I will use another format when playing against them tomorrow (Sunday) and be assured of good entertainment. They are not a threat to us,” said Wakisa Mwambetanya, Mzuzu United coach.