The dust has now been settled as the Chilomoni based outfit Surestream Academy have sealed a dramatic TNM Super League entry after winning the Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Premier Division – K10 million prize money – after overcoming Nchalo United 2-1 at Surestream Stadium on Saturday afternoon to take their tally to 102 points with a game to go.
Hundreds of fans gathered at the stadium to witness Surestream’s promotion to the top flight no wonder the first five minutes was much entertaining to the spectators.
The home side struggled to settle down very quickly as the visitors controlled the proceedings in the middle of the park, making it very difficult for the hosts to play their one touch system.
With less than 25 minutes played, the visitors scared the champions when they tooka lead through
a well taken free kick by Alex Mwenitete, 1-0.
Surestream equalised in the 45th minute through their striker-in-chief is Bernard Chimaimba, who was released by Enerst Tambe to beat the onrushing Nchalo goalie, 1-1.
Come second half, things completely changed in favour of the hosts when referee Andy Kuseri gave Yonamu Mlelemba matching orders following a foul on Mike Nkwate. This gave Nchalo a massive pressure as the
hosts were coming wave after wave in search for the winning goal.
The visitors were dealt another massive blow when Kuseri gave Mwenitete, the goal scorer a second yellow card just after 12 minutes into the half. This gave Surestream FC an edge over their opponents no
wonder it took only 18 minutes for Chimaimba to add another goal to his list, 2-1.
With 7 minutes to go, Nchalo could have levelled the scoreline but were denied by the upright and after 90 minutes it was Surestream FC 2, Nchalo UTD 1.
The Patrick Kulemeka-coached side, wind up the season on March 8 2015 with an away fixture to Machinga ADD.
The result means Sufrestream gained an automatic promotion into the top flight league of the TNM which kicks off this April.
This is the first time in the Nsejjere Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) that a team formed two years ago would have achieved a feat of being champions in Division One then the Premier Division in back-to-back seasons.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :