Struggling Blantyre United is slowly knocking the doors of Southern Region Premier League as their chances of remaining in the top-flight TNM Super League got minimised again on Saturday after the team lost 1-4 to Moyale Barracks at their home base Chilomoni stadium.
United and Moyale shared a 50/50 ball possesion in the first half as both teams played a good pass game altgough both sides missed a lot of opportunities.
United made a number of attempts than Moyale Barracks through Taonga Malenga, Tony Mbulu, and Mwayi Kampezeni but as usual lucky was not on their side.
Despite displaying entertaining football and a good performance the first half did not brought any goal.
But Moyale Barracks came into the second half with an attacking approach which put United on pressure as they were just playing in
The Mzuzu based soldiers lead by headcoach Nicolas Mhango made double substitution in the 47 minutes by puting in Deus Nkutu and Chamveka Gwetsani.
Few minutes later Moyale found the net in the 51 minutes through a Limbani Suwedi’s 35 metre drive shot.
The goal gave Moyale players confidence and they continued to come wave after wave into United’s half and in the 54 minutes they scored the second goal through an own goal (OG) which was scored by United defender Swedi Limbani when he was trying to clear the ball in the box.
Moyale came again to add their third goal in the 67 minutes through Clifford Fukizi.
After the three goals Blantyre United made some quick changes by bringing in Victor Nyirenda and on-loan midfielder Curthbert Kanyama Sineta.
The substitution helped United to increase attacking pressure from the midfield up to the front.
United striker Taonga Malenga gave the Mphembezu a consolation goal in
the 81 minutes through a powerful shot.
Moyale Barracks left winger Chamveka Gwetsani scored the fourth goal
after connecting Khuda Muyawa’s cross.
Moyale Barracks vice coach Charles Kamanga thanked his boys for the
win which he said will increase their morale as they are preparing to
meet Nyasa Big Bullets on Sunday at the same venue.
“This was not an easy encounter and winning the first game when you are given two away games bringings confidence because you don’t play with much pressure,” said Kamanga.
Blantyre United vice coach Safarao Pompi said they have lost the game because his players lack target and confidence in the box.
“Almost in every game we try to create chances but we are failing to score. There is no way we can collect points when we are just missing
goals but we’ll still push so that we can win the remaining games,” said Pompi.