Chitipa United remain at the bottom of the TNM Super League log table with 11 points from 19 games following their 3-2 loss to Moyale Barracks at Mzuzu Stadium on Sunday.
United who arrived in good time at the stadium in their new expensive bus, showed up very late on the pitch for warm up as opposed to their opponents who made maximum use of warm up time before kick off.
Just 2 minutes into the game, a beautiful cross by Robert Simkonda from the left found Wiseman Kamanga in the box who nodded the ball into the net for Moyale Barracks’ early lead.
In the 16th minute, a powerful 30 metre drive by Lesman Singini ended into United’s net, allowing the Lions of Kaning’ina have a 2 nil cushion.
But United swiftly replied 4 minutes later when Abel Mwakilama’s thunderous shot was brilliantly saved goalkeeper Juma Chikwenga.
The soldiers increased misery on Chitipa United in the 31st minute when Gift Nyando scored Moyale’s third goal.
United’s first goal came in the 36th minute when dread rocked Emmanuel Muyira dribbled past two Moyale Barracks defenders and his left footed volley ended into the roof of goalkeeper Juma Chikwenga’s net. It was 3-1 in favour of the soldiers at recess.
In the second half, United were fast on the ball signaling their intent to get more goals.
They were rewarded after 11 minutes from the first second half whistle when Emmanuel Muyira’s cutting cross was connected into the net by substitute Christopher Mtambo. 3-2.
The soldiers defended deep inside their area for the rest of the game with few chances wasted by substitute Smith Kadawasi while United tried hard to level the scores but again Emmanuel Muyira was so wasteful when facing the goalmouth.
After 90 minutes, it was Chitipa United 2 and Moyale Barracks 3.
Speaking after the match, Chitipa United coach Kondwani Toots Mwalweni said the early goal for Moyale Barracks disturbed his team’s game plan. He however added that all was not lost for his team as there were more games to be played.
On his part, Head Coach for Moyale Barracks, Nicholas Mhango, said the three points collected were very vital.
“It was our game plan to get an early goal and it worked. I’m so glad we now have 31 points,” added Mhango.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :