Civil Service United (Civo) on Saturday, November 14, 2015 sent out a message that their recent Standard Bank Knock-Out Cup final victory over Mighty Be Forward Wanderers was not a fluke when they slaughtered Red Lions 4-1 in a TNM Super League match played at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
Featuring almost the same squad that won them the Standard Bank Cup two weeks ago, the servants took control of the proceedings from the first half, in which they got their opener through wonderboy Nelson Kangunje.
The attacking midfielder was on target after 24 minutes, beating Lions’ goalkeeper Clement Mlomba after a defence splitting pass from Victor Mpinganjira.
Gerald Nkungula made it 2-0 on 77 minutes with a long range strike from an angle before the Lions pulled one back through Innocent Bokosi’s spot kick.
Raphael Phiri dashed the Lions’ hopes of a come-back in the 86th minute when he rose high to head in Nkungula’s corner kick.
The striker completed the damage on the dot of regulation time in almost a similar fashion after heading home a corner kick by Richard Chande.
Lions’ caretaker coach Pritchard Mwanza conceded defeat, apportioning the blame on his goalkeeper and defence.
“There was poor communication between our goalkeeper and the defence and we will try to rectify this problem before meeting Silver Strikers tomorrow (Sunday, November 15, 2015). This will be another tough game but we will try our level best to get the three points,” said Mwanza, who has just taken over as head coach from fired Collins Nkuna.
His counterpart Oscar Kaunda praised his charges for following instructions.
“I am happy with the boys. They played according to instructions and if we continue like this, we will meet our target of finishing in the top six,” said Kaunda.
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