Diverson Chilemba and Yamikani Chester’s goals were enough to give Azam Tigers victory in the TNM Super League against Civo United on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium.
The Civil Servants reduced the arrears through Thoko Harrison in a rainy encounter played in front of a sizable crowd.
Civo United danger man Nelson Kangunje had an open chance in the first half when he controlled the ball on his chest eight yards out but took another touch instead of shooting and the chance was gone.
Chester later led a Tigers counter-attack but could only drag his effort wide from just outside the area,
Tigers were at it again in the 24th minute when Peter Kansonga did produce an acrobatic save at the far post following an Yamikani Chester’s well curved cross, but the shot was cleared off the goal line by Civo United goalkeeper.
On the other side, the capital city giants used all their tricks to find an equalizer but their finishing left a lot to be desired.
Despite their defence, well marshalled by John Lanjesi and Emmanuel Zoya, Civo United were too weak on the middle of the park, where Tigers enjoyed ball possession.
Civo United coach Oscar Kaunda said: “It was a missed opportunity because we dominated the second half and had the better chances.
“We need to be happy in the way we played and disappointed with the way we lost the game. In general the performance was very good.
“Yes, we and our supporters will feel very bad, when you play with an aim of winning, but this is football.”
Azam Tigers coach Gerald Phiri: “Overall we responded well mentally and physically to the challenge we faced and it was a convincing performance.”
In another encounter in Chitowe, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers came from behind to beat Airborne Rangers 3-2.
The Nomads scored their goals through Patrick Gunde, Ibrahim Sadick and Alfred Manyozo jnr, while the relegated side rediced the arrears courtesy of Smith Kadawati and Joseph Donsa.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :