Azam Tigers struggle to beat Kabwafu 3-2: Malawi Super League

Azam Tigers struggled to beat Kabwafu F.C in a highly contested encounter in the elite TNM Super League on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium.

The Kau-Kau Boys, who won 3-2 courtesy of Mabvuto Chipolopolo’s hat-trick nearly gave away their lead as Kabwafu F.C was a better side in the last minutes of the match.

The first 45 minutes, Tigers had an upper hand as they won most of the ball possession while Kabwafu failed to tick in all the departments.

Kabwafu through Alfred Nyongo managed to reduce the arreas in the first half.

Tigers defender trying to shield the ball away from a Kabwafu player….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

On recess time, it was Tigers leading 3-1 to the satisfaction of their technical panel led by Leo Mpulula, Mac Donald Yobe and Robin Alufandika.

Come second half, Kabwafu came with new ideas as they kept Tigers on the tight rope by controlling in all the departments.

In this half, Mpulula made several changes but it did not pay any dividends as Kabwafu were coming wave after wave.

In the dying minute of the game, Kabwafu shocked Tigers when they scored the second goal forcing Mpulula to move from his seat going towards the dressing room tunnel.

Mpulula, who was panicking towards the end of the match watched the proceedings near the dressing room tunnel as fans taunted him with different chants, “ Akuthawa akuthawa a Leo”.

After the last whistle, Tigers assistant coach Mac Donald Yobe conceded that Kabwafu gave them a run especially in the dying minutes

In other matches, league leaders Blantyre United breathed fire as they managed to collect three points following their 1-0 victory to Blue Eagles at Nankhaka courtesy of Brown Mizeyi.

At Civo Stadium, Ishamel Thindwa’s goal was enough for Epac F.C to collect three points as they went on to beat Civo United.

However, all eyes and the attention will shift to Blantyre where Big Bullets hosts Silver Strikers at Kamuzu Stadium.

Mac Donald Yobe giving pep talk towards the end of the game….Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Kabwafu coach Oscar Kaunda in disbelief after the last whistle

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