Northern Region football giants Moyale Barracks returned to their Kaning’ina base in Mzuzu empty handed after firing blank bullets in the capital city, where they lost both their TNM Super League assignments against high flying Blue Eagles and Epac FC played over the weekend.
As the soldiers sang blues, their city brothers Mzuni FC were also gnashing their teeth, having failed their first top flight league tests away in Dedza.
After managing four points from their last week sojourn in Dedza, Moyale had in tough on their second coming, bowing down 2-0 against league leaders Blue Eagles at Nankhaka ground in Area 30 on Saturday before slumping 2-1 at the hands of Epac at Civo Stadium yesterday.
Jide Mbandambanda gave Epac a first half lead before Luka Muyaba levelled for the soldiers in the second half.
With the soldiers enjoying the proceedings, Kelvin Thotho stabbed them where it hurts most with a fine header of a Mude Jeffrey cross. Jeffrey had just come in for Ranken Mwale before providing the set-piece.
Moyale coach Nicholas Mhango described the two defeats as a bitter pill to swallow, partly blaming the league administrators- Super League of Malawi (Sulom) of contributing to their nightmares.
“We were in Dedza last week and this week we were made to travel to Lilongwe. This is very unfair and it has contributed to our dismal performance,” said Mhango.
On the technical aspect, the coach said they would go back to the drawing board and rectify the mistakes committed by his charges.
His counterpart Leo Mpulula praised his charges for praying according to game plan.
“It was not an easy game. Moyale really wanted to get something after losing at Blue Eagles but my boys played according to instructions and we have got our first three points,” said Mpulula.
Playing a hundred Kilometres away from the capital, rookies Mzuni failed their supplementary test in Dedza after succumbing to a last minute strike by Kamuzu Barracks (KB).
The match was heading for a stalemate when KB reportedly struck in the dying moments to carry their first full points of the campaign after going down 1-0 to Moyale last week.
On Saturday, Mzuni had a baptism of fire from fellow new comers- Dedza Young Soccer, who crashed the visiting students 3-0.
Elsewhere, Airborne Rangers suffered their second consecutive home defeat of the season after being gunned down 3-1 by their senior brothers Red Lions at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :