Mafco reclaim top spot, as Civo crash BT United: Malawi TNM Super League

Mafco FC, alias Soccer Instructors on Sunday, December 8, 2013 reclaimed the top spot on the TNM Super League log table after edging Azam Tigers 1-0 in a match played at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa.

Red-hot forward Callisto Kalinda hit the lone strike that brought the Soccer Instructors from Salima back on the driving seat, pushing Silver Strikers back to the second position.

The Central Bankers had taken over the driving seat after beating Big Bullets 1-0 on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Following the Sunday victory, Mafco now have 45 points from 26 games, a point ahead of Silver, who have a one game cushion over the league leaders.

Moyale Barracks, who crashed Epac FC 2-0 on Saturday have moved to third position- courtesy of better goal difference over Kamuzu Barracks, Red Lions, Mighty Wanderers and Blue Eagles, respectively.

Civo, Blantyre United in action on Sunday, Pic Leonard Sharra

All the five teams have 41 points but differ in number of games played.

Wanderers have a game cushion over Moyale, KB and Red Lions, who have played 25 games each.

Blue Eagles are only remaining with two fixtures, having played 26 games.

Bullets trail on the eight position with 37 points from 25 games followed by Tigers, Epac and Civo United.

Civo dislodged Blantyre United on the 11th position after trouncing the visiting Mphembedzu 3-0 at Civo Stadium on Sunday, December 8, 2012.

Defender Pilirani Makupe claimed a brace after heading home a Charles Beni free kick in the first half before heading in the third from a corner kick taken by substitute Davie Ng’ambi in the last half.

Before Makupe’s second header, midfielder Patrick Gunde had doubled the hosts’ advantage with a 40-metre cracker after receiving a back-heel pass from Lawrence Mwehiwa.

The loss pushed the Blantyre boys to fourth position from the bottom but coach Elia Kananji was still upbeat that his side will escape relegation.

“Our only focus now is to avoid relegation but for sure, we are going to remain in the league,” said Kananji after the game.

His counterpart Oscar Kaunda said he was happy to move out of the relegation zone and would strive to get more points in the remaining three fixtures.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Epac recovered from the 2-0 deficit against Moyale to beat relegated Mzuzu United 4-1 in Mzuzu.

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