It never rains but pours for Escom United FC as they were beaten 6-3 by resilient and current TNM Super League leaders Blantyre United in a match played at Kalulu Stadium in Chikhwawa on Saturday.
The Electricians were also outsmarted 3-1 by 13th placed Bvumbwe Research last week in Zomba, a development which is worrying care-taker coach Kondwani Gawani.
They remain rooted on position 14 with 16 points from 19 games played so far whereas Blantyre United have extended their lead to 43 points from 23 games.
Braces from Sparrow Msowoya and Brown Mizeyi as well as a goal each from Jimmy Chikulekule and Muhamad Sulumba were enough to add salt to Escom’s injury whereas Lawrence Milanzi, Malumbo Gondwe and Manasseh Chiyesa were the scorers for the Electricians.
Big Bullets FC are lying second on the table with 38 points and may reduce the five-point gap if they beat Mafco on Sunday at the re-opened Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The People’s Team has two games in hand and look poised to win against the soldiers according to their coach Eddington Ng’onamo.
“We are on position two at the moment but we need to win our remaining games to
pile more pressure on the current league leaders,” he said.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Bvumbwe Research 0 Mafco 1, Moyale 0 Mighty Wanderers 0 and Epac 0 Azam Tigers 0.
Meanwhile, Bvumbwe Research midfielder Ibrahim Sadiki was voted TNM Player of the Month for October during a ceremony held at Zomba Community Centre ground on Saturday.
Sadiki went away with branded TNM T-shirt, a Golf shirt, a cap, a miniature trophy and a cheque amounting to K15, 000.