Barely 24 hours after looting Area 30, the marauding Azam Tigers from Blantyre were on the loose again on Sunday, October 19, 2014 when they ruthlessly tamed Njenjete zaku Lilongwe, Epac FC, beating the Dini Josiah boys 3-0 in a match played at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
Before the Tigers’ visit, no team had ever come to Lilongwe and run away with maximum six points from two league assignments this season.
The Kau-Kau boys did it in spectacular fashion, stabbing Blue Eagles 2-0 right at the cops’ backyard of Nankhaka Ground in Area 30 before silencing the stubborn Njenjete at Civo.
Yamikani Chester led the onslaught on Sunday as he beat imposing Epac goalkeeper Owen Chaima with a fine header of a Clement Ng’ombe cross after only 18 minutes of play.
Exciting Isaac Kaliati dashed Njenjete’s hopes of a come-back when he scored straight from a free kick after 65 minutes before Peter Katsonga rounded off the former Big Bullets’ custodian to make it 3-0 for the visitors.
Epac mentor Audlo Makonyola had no other words but to accept his charges were outplayed from first to last whistle.
Tigers’ technical director Robin ‘Abambo’ Alufandika said he was proud of his boys for the achievement.
“Collecting six points from two away fixtures is not an easy thing. The boys have done a commendable job and we are proud of them,” said Alufandika after the game.
Tigers’ chairman Sydney Chikoti, who watched both the Saturday and Sunday games also lavished praise on the players and the technical panel for the achievement.
“Lilongwe is not an easy place to go. This is where most teams drop points but our boys have done it in the absence of our head coach (Franco Ndawa), who was away on Flames’
duties,” said Chikoti.
Elsewhere on the afternoon, Civo United recovered from a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of whipping boys Karonga United to beat Moyale Barracks at Mzuzu Stadium with Mighty Wanderers edging Red Lions 2-1 at Balaka.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :