Impressive Civo Service United (Civo) Saturday, October 04, 2014 claimed yet another military casualty when they embarrassed visiting Red Lions with a 4-1 beating during a TNM Super League match played before a handful of spectators at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
Striker Vincent Nyangulu was responsible for the Lions’ downfall after claiming a hat-trick to ensure maximum points for the home side, which only last week defeated another military side- Mafco FC at the dreaded Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa.
The striker opened his account 18 minutes into the game when headed in a free kick from Wyson Nkhana before Lot Chawinga leveled for the soldiers after scoring straight from a free kick two minutes to the break.
Nyangulu was on the scene again on the hour, scoring from close range before claiming a hat-trick in the dying minutes.
With four minutes of added time and the Lions trailing 3-1, Charles Chilembo’s injury time strike was just a question of kicking a dead
Coach Oscar Kaunda praised his charges for playing to instructions.
“The boys followed what we told them prior to the game and at half time. I just hope they will not get carried away by this success,” said Kaunda.
Lions’ assistant coach Pritchard Mwanza said his side got demoralized with the second goal, which he claimed was scored from an off-side position.
Playing a stone-throw away from Civo, former South African based professional Peter Wadabwa hit four goals as Silver Strikers crashed struggling Chikwawa United 4-0 in another TNM Super League game played at Silver Stadium.
At Chitowe ground visiting Big Bullets came from a goal down to edge Airborne Rangers 2-1 while Moyale Barracks and Mighty Wanderers played a goal-less draw at Mzuzu Stadium.