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.
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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