Sulumba brace earns Blantyre United win against Envirom: TNM Malawi Super League

Muhamad Sulumba continued his impressive form this season by scoring two goals for much improved Blantyre United to amass maximum three points against Envirom FC on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium in the elite  TNM Super League.

Sulumba opened the score sheet in the 13th minute with a header from a Maxwell Chirwa well taken cross before hitting the second in the 33th minute from a 30 yard free kick beating Peter Petro in Envirom goals.

However, the Ndirande based out-fit scored their lone goal from a spot kick which was converted by Harold Zulu after Osward Mawonga was brought down in the danger zone.

Back to the game, Blantyre United were more organized in Sunday’s encounter comparing it with their previous match against Kamuzu Barracks when they gave away a 1-0 lead to loss 2-1 to the capital city giants in the dying minute.

 Envirom goalkeeper preventing the ball to kiss the back of his net but alas its a goalllll.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Envirom goalkeeper preventing the ball to kiss the back of his net but alas its a goalllll…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

From the word go, Mphembedzu showed determination to win the match as they exchanged  three to five passes without  Envirom’s interference.

The combination of Sulumba and Sparrow Msowoya forced defenders into  blunders in the first 15 minutes of the match to the rescue of their goalkeeper Peter Petrol.

With Elijah Kananji, Blantyre United coach spending much of his time on the touch line giving some tips, it was not surprising when Sulumba headed in a Maxwell Chirwa’s cross to put his side infront.

After their lead, Blantyre United players went to bed for a few minutes by allowing Harold Zulu and Dereck Somanje to terrorise their defence no wonder the pressure resulted in a penalty following Sadick Wachimwa’s tackle on Osward Mawonga.

Cool and calmly Harold Zulu did not make any mistake as he converted n equalizer on a spot kick sending ganyu supporters into celebrations.

Towards the end of the first half, both sides looked tired as they resorted into long and aerial balls.

In the second half, Blantyre United stole the show as they displayed their usual grass mower football to the satisfaction of the spectators.

In the 33th minute, Sulumba who was also voted man of the match came again this time with a 30 metres yard free kick to score a winning goal.

After scoring the second goal, Blantyre United breathed fire as they were now coming wave after wave but Sparrow Msowoya was too worsteful following missing three clear chances that could have resulted into goals.

Knowing that they gave away a 1-0 lead in their last game against Kamuzu Barracks to lose 2-1 in the dying minute Blantyre United defence with the leadership of Sadick Wachimwa guarded it jealously until the last whistle to mark the end of the game.

Maxwell Chirwa in action....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Maxwell Chirwa in action….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Blantyre United players celebrating a goal....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Blantyre United players celebrating a goal….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Muhamad Sulumba in action.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Muhamad Sulumba in action…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Elijah Kananji on cloud nine....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Elijah Kananji on cloud nine….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Blantyre United bench .....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Blantyre United bench …..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Envirom bench ....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Envirom bench ….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Envirom players in disbelief that they stayed for 15 minutes like this after the final whistle....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Envirom players in disbelief that they stayed for 15 minutes like this after the final whistle….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

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