Blue Eagles assistant coach Wilson Chidati has admitted that his team can win the TNM Super League title, by challenging his players to finish the second round with a flourish and clinch their first ever top-flight title.
If it was a question of revenging the Carlsberg Cup defeat suffered at the hands of Premier Bet Wizards in Blantyre 10 days ago then it was an excessive punishment by Blue Eagles FC.
The cops from Area 30 registered the highest scoring margin in the 2016 TNM Super League first round after trimming Wizards to size with a 6-0 thumping in a TNM Super League match played at Nankhaka Ground in Lilongwe.
The Lexton Kachama troops were done with the Peter Mponda boys within the opening half-hour- courtesy of a first minute strike by Steward Mbunge and a Maxwell Salambula brace.
Mponda reacted to the situation by substituting his first choice goalkeeper Wanipa Gondwe for Davie Pashane but he was not the only suspect as three more strikes from the policemen followed in the second half.
Chisomo Chilasa made it 4-0 just six minutes after resumption with a close range connection of a Maxwell Salambula flicked header before Salambula claimed a hat-trick.
Gilbert Chirwa sealed the last nail on Wizzards’ coffin in the dying minutes to condemn the former academy boys to their worst defeat in the TNM Super League.
The win means Eagles have finished the first round on top of the standings with 32 points from 15 games, three above second-placed Silver Strikers, who concluded their assignments on 29 points.
Assistant coach Wilson Chidati expressed happiness with the result but pointed out the battle was still on.
“We are happy that we have finished the first round on top but the race is still on. We have played 15 games and there are 15 more games coming in the second half. All we need is to stay focused and make sure we collect as many points as possible in the last round to finish on a respectable position,” said Chidati.
Mponda, who has signed out of the league’s first phase with 12 points from 15 games gracefully accepted the defeat and congratulated the opponents.
“I must start by congratulating Blue Eagles for winning the first round. They played good football and all the goals were genuine. We had good possession in the entire 90 minutes but had problems in defending and scoring. We will go back on the drawing board and rectify our first round mistakes,” said Mponda.
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