TNM defending Kamuzu Barracks saturday rein supreme over deflated Red Lions when they fire from all cylinders to claim a 3-1 victory at Civo stadium in Lilongwe.
The Champions are now 10th with 14 points from 10 games while Red Lions have dropped from fifth to seventh with 15 points from 11 games.
Kamuzu Barracks had take advantage of sloppy defending on the left back by Mphatso Ngwira and poor goal keeping of Jacob Kaunda in the first half to register all the three goals.
The first opening minutes it was a balanced affair and each team enjoyed play and composure on the ball.
Red Lions striker Boniface Kaulesi nearly opened the score sheet in the 13th minute but his effort went begging with KB keeper Lehman Nthala to beat.
Three minutes later Kamuzu Barrack’s centre forward Joel Chiposya planted home when he received a diagnal pass Kelvin Hanganda to make it 1-0.
In the 19th minute Gift Mbwana’s 20 metre hard and low beat Lions keeper Kaunda to double the lead.
Seven minutes to break the Champions were three up when Dan Ziwa went past Ngwira before sending a cross to unmarked Chiposya to seal it home.
The reigning Champions were comfortanly leading three nil at half time.
In the second Kaulesi could have pulled one back when he got a pass from World Nkungula but he volleyed over the bar.
10 minutes later Kamuzu Barrack’s Chiposya shot after receiving a pass from Hanganda went wide at the mercy of the goalkeeper Kaunda.
Red Lions looked composed after the introduced Innocent Bokosi upfront and this saw Mathews Simbeye flicking the ball to Kumbukani Mwambeni but he short was saved from close range by Nthala.
Red Lions set up their gear in search for a goal and had three attempts through Bokosi, Mwambeni and Kaisi but failed to find the net.
The Zomba based soldiers got their consolation goal three minutes into added time through Bokosi when he received a throw in from Chiposya after Nthala was forced out of his goal area and he hammered home.
Red Lions have an uphill task when they face 5th placed Silver Striker on Sunday at the same venue.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :