KB win TNM Super League title: Malawi football champions for the first time, what a happy new year

Exactly three weeks after suffering a painful loss to Mighy Be Forward Wanderers in the FISD Challenge Cup final, Kamuzu Barracks FC had the last laugh on Saturday, December 31, 2016 when they won the 2016 TNM Super League Championship aftet thrashing Dwangwa United 4-1 in a one of the closing fixtures for the 2016 TNM Super League season played at Chitowe Ground in Dwangwa.

Stand up for the champuons, Kamuzu Barracks. -Photo by Alex Mwazalumo, Nyasa Times

KB fans cheers the team. Photo by Ale Mwazalumo, Nyasa Times

Supuni hold the TNM Super League trophy.- Phiti By Alex Mwazalumo

Supuni addresses the the players on the field, -photo by Alex Mwazalumo, Nyasa Times

MDF General Griffin Supuni Phiri alights from the helicopter. Photo by Alex Mwazalumo, Nyasa Times

The soldiers from Malawi Defence Force (MDF) headquarters were home and dry just after 21 minutes following goals from Harvey Nkacha and Ben Hojani.

Nkacha opened the score-sheet barely two minutes into the game, tapping home a loose ball from the box after Hojani had chested the ball.

Hojani turned from provider to scorer on 21 minutes when he brilliantly headed in a cross from Mustafa Salim.

Dwangwa trailed 2-0 at half-time.

The match turned from a contest to one-way traffic eight minutes into the second half when Hojani claimed a brace from a counter-attack.

Manase Chiesa sealed the victory midway into the last half before the hosts got a facesaver from the penalty spot.

Lilongwe based Fifa referee Duncan Lengani awardees the penalty following a handball by Pempho Kansichili.

Jack Chiona made no mistake from the spot to rest the scores at 4-1.

KB coach Billy Phambala was over the moon after the final whistle congratulating his troops for a mission well accomplished.

“I am very happy. I once won the Carlsberg Cup with Kamuzu Barracks but it has been my long time dream to win the league.

“To win a Cup you sometimes need a bit of luck but if you win the league, you are the best,” said Phambala.

His counterpart McDonald ‘Nginde’ Mtetemera congratulated KB for winning the league.

“We tried our level best to win the game but the muddy condition of the pitch affected our rhythm. But congratulations to KB for winning the championship,” said Mtetemera.

After the game KB were presented with the trophy right on the pitch in the presence of MDF Commander General Griffin Supuni Phiri, who landed on the pitch in a military chopper just moments after the final whistle.

Speaking in an interview Supuni said he was happy and excited with the achievement by KB, which has made history as the first military team in Malawi to win the league.

He the MDF boss said he would reward the team handsomely but did not disclose the type of reward

 

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soldier
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now whats wrong cow ditors

soldier
Guest

migwanya kuwina congratulations

Maliseni
Guest

CONGRATS SOLDIERS AND GENERAL FOR HONORING THE TEAM RIGHT AT THE PEACH

Mwinithako
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Pharibhe Muthumbuka wagoretsa chighori yapa kkkk.Mumanamhizha mathumbuka kkkk

Mka Chi
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KB is power, ur reward is this,, neba wakwiya ndi ma home games opanda phindu ngakhale anayetsetsa kum’beleka

Kingster Bella
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Beautiful! When it turns this way, the whole league marathon brings unbelievable excitement. It shouldn’t be same teams year after year..

Generation of Vipers
Guest

Congratulations KB, this success is out of hard work not money

Wozitsata
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Congratsto KB for winning the TNM super league and making history in the process as the first military club to win the league!!

ntcheu rebel
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bravo KB !!! BB yaliro ntoo

chenyono
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BRAVO MAULE ! PALIBENSO YOU ARE INDEED THE PIPOS TEAM THOUGH YOU HAD ABAD SEASON BUT YOU HAVE FINISHED ON POSITION TWO JUST APOINT BEHIND THE LEADERS NEBA ALI KUTALI KWAMBIRI SUPA LIGI NDI APONGOZI POTI ANACHITA MALUMBIRO KUTI PATHE ZAKA KHUMI NDI MPHAMBU ZISANU NDIYE AZATENGE LIGI.. maule work hard this forth coming season chifukwa mumatiimilira.
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