KB return top of the league, Mzuni beat Mlatho

Kamuzu Barracks  (KB) on Saturday returned to the top of the 16 member TNM Super Legaue table following a goalless draw with Civil Sporting FC.

Mzuni snatches 3 points from visiting Mlatho Mponela

KB  have dislodged Mighty Be Forward Wanderers but the Nomads stand a chance of getting back on the driving seat if they beat Mighty Tigers on Sunday.

At the Mzuzu Stadium, Mzuni FC beat visiting Mlatho Mponela 1-0 thanks
to Taniel Mhango’s lone strike in a game played before a handful of spectators at Mzuzu Stadium.

The visitors settled very early into the game and were seen attacking purposefully but Mzuni centre back Lughano Kayira made sure they had problems shooting past goalkeeper Pilirani Mapira.

Just six minutes into the game, a defender for Mzuni, under intense pressure, handled the ball inside the penalty area and referee Stephano Gomani had no choice but to award the visitors a penalty. Patrick Macheso stepped up to take charge of the spot kick but he was so unlucky to have his shot hit the right angle on the right and out for a goal kick.

Andrew Biyo for Mlatho Mponela broke the Mzuni defence in the 27th minute and with only the goalkeeper to beat; his shot was parried away by Pilirani Mapira.

3 minutes before half time, Gift Kasambala for Mzuni FC was so creative to initiate a dangerous move on the left after crossing the half way line and his final square pass allowed Taniel Mhango to unleash a thunderous from outside the 18 metre box which goalkeeper Chakonda Majanga for Mlatho Mponela failed to deal with. Mzuni led 1 nil as the two sides went for a recess.

In the second half, the visitors piled more and more pressure to get an equaliser but to no avail.

One- nil it ended in favour of Mzuni FC.

Gift Kasambala for Mzuni FC was voted man of the match.

Speaking to Nyasa Times after the match, Head Coach for Mlatho Mponlea, George Zulu, said the penalty missed early in the first half cost his side the game.

“It’s unfortunate that we missed that penalty. We wanted to collect three points today. It feels very bad to lose this game today. But anyway it’s part of the game,” said Zulu.

Mzuni FC Head Coach, Gilbert Chirwa, said it was a hard fought three points as Mlatho Mponela came hard, also to win.

“Mlatho Mponela came very hard in this game but my boys also worked hard to get a single goal and guard it jealously until the end of the game. We would want to finish at a better position on the log table as we wrap up the first round,” remarked Chirwa.

Mzuni FC has so far played 12 games and has 15 points on position 9 while Mlatho Mponela is on position 14 with 11 points from 13 games.

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