Lions maul Tigers in Malawi TNM Super League

Red Lions Coach Billy Phambala saluted his troops for collecting full three points in the TNM Super League on Friday against Azam Tigers played in almost an empty stadium at Kamuzu Stadium.

The Zomba based out-fit defeated the Kau-Kau boys 2-1 with both goals in each half.

Kumbukani Mwambene was the first to register on the score sheet after sneaking through three defenders before kissing the back of Tigers net.

Fair play

Fair play

The officiating personel onto the field of play.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

The officiating personel onto the field of play…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Empty seats during the game....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Empty seats during the game….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Part of the action...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Part of the action…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Red Lions players celebrating their victory......Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Red Lions players celebrating their victory……Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bright Munthali, probably man of the match equalized for the Kau-Kau boys after he dribbled past Pearson Mphanje before taping in the ball inside the net.

Tigers bench had Chikaiko Bridge as the care taker coach following the absence of head coach Franco Ndawa, who is in Tanzania with the national team.

The Kau-Kau boys in the first 45 minutes missed a lot of many scoring opportunities.

Come second half, Red Lions accelerated the gear as they displayed a brilliant performance and it was not surprising when they scored a winning goal.

After securing the winning goal, Red Lions defence were unwaveringly stubborn thereby frustrating Tigers up to the last whistle.

Red Lions coach Billy Phambala said he was delighted to have collected full points and vowed to soldier on.

“I am very happy because my boys worked hard even after Tigers equalized. All what we wanted was to collect points,” he said.

Azam Tigers assistant coach Chikaiko Bridge was upset with the loss.

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