Civo end Eagles unbeaten run, KB beat Blantyre Utd: Malawi TNM Super League

Civil Service United (Civo)  did their talking on the pitch on Sunday with a 3-0 win at Nankhaka Stadium ending Blue Eagles unbeaten TNM Malawi Super League run.

Civo players  Patrick Gunde, Noel Amfumu Mkandawire, Martin Masoatheka and Nelson Kangunje kept their composure to weather early pressure from Eagles before killing the game off  with Lawrence Mwehiwa opening the scores in the 17th minute.

In the 37th minute John Chizuze nearly increased the tally of goals but his header effort went over the bar.

He however came to mitigate his  sins by beautifully slotting  the ball into the net from the close range after he was nicely set through a back hill by Noel Mkandawire.

KB parade for victory.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
KB parade for victory…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Chizuze was on target again in the 65th minute putting the game beyond Eagles reach.

Blue Eagles coach Decklerk Msakakuona conceded the defeat and confessed Civo played better and
deserved to win.

“They played well and had a good game plan. It’s a clear win,” he said.

His opposite number Thom Nkolongo praised his charges for playing their lungs out, saying “time for Civo to shine is ripe.”

Elsewhere

In another Super League match, Blantyre United gave away  a 1-0 lead to lose three points against Kamuzu Barracks in the second half  when the Lilongwe based Soldiers scored two quick goals in the last 15 minutes of the match.

Blantyre United, also popularly known as Mphembedzu scored their first goal in the first 22th minute of the first half through Sparrow Msowoya.

The combination of Tizowere Kumwenda, Sparrow Msowoya and Maxwell Chirwa tried all their tricks to penetrate through KB’s defence but they lacked determination.

In the 34th minute Chirwa snaked through two KB’s defenders before passing the ball to Sparrow, who released a weak shot that could not even demolish an ice cream.

Blantyre United relaxed in the last 15 minutes of the game thinking they had already crossed the bridge, but Kelvin Hanganda scored an equalizer before Diouf Yone’s long range kissed the back of Blantyre United net to break the home side supporters hearts.

After the final whistle, as usual there was a parade of victory for the soldiers with ululation from ganyu supporters.

Kamuzu Barracks coach Billy Phambala said: “This is just the beginning and l must commend our boys for fighting hard to secure victory.”

Coach for Blantyre United Elijah Kananji said it was disappointing to give away the lead towards the end of the game.–(Additional reporting for Blantyre United V KB game by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times.)

Mustafa Salimu and Tizowere Mkandawire fighting for the ball...Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Mustafa Salimu and Tizowere Mkandawire fighting for the ball…Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Sadick Wachimwa cools it with water.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Sadick Wachimwa cools it with water…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Tense moment at Blantyre United bench....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Tense moment at Blantyre United bench….Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Kamuzu Barracks bench afforded a smile in the second half......Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Kamuzu Barracks bench afforded a smile in the second half……Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Billy Phambala., coach for Kamuzu Barracks.-.Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Billy Phambala., coach for Kamuzu Barracks.-.Photo Jeromy Kadewere

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