Relegation threatened Mzuni FC started their tour of the capital city on a bad note, losing 2-0 to Civo United in a TNM Super League match played on Friday, October 9, 2015 at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
The rookies from Mzuzu started the game impressively, creating some early opportunities but lack of the killer punch hampered their search for a goal.
A lapse in concentration at the back on the part of the visiting students saw the hosts scoring two goals within a space of two minutes in first half added time.
Defender Emmanuel Zoya claimed the first with a simple double kick from a goal-mouth scramble after the civil servants had won a corner kick.
Kangunje followed with the second moments later after the hosts had mounted a counter-attack move.
That was it and no more goals came in the second half despite both sides making changes to their starting line-ups.
Mzuni coach Alex Ngwira blamed the defeat on loss of concentration by his defenders.
“We were in control of the proceedings but loss in concentration in first half added time resulted in the boys conceding two quick goals. We now have to go back on the drawing board and plan fortomorrow’s game against Blue Eagles,” said Ngwira, whose team is still languishing on third position from the bottom with 16 points from 19 games.
Civo’s head coach Oscar Kaunda said he was not really impressed with his boys’ performance but expressed happiness that side had collected the much needed points.
“We did not play our game but the most important thing is that we have collected maximum points,” said Kaunda, whose side is now level on points with Mighty Be Forward Wanderers.
Both sides have 26 points but Civo have an inferior goal difference and have played 19 games compared to 17 for the Nomads.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :