Lilongwe based TNM Super League debutants, Masters Security, failed to get a point at the hands of Moyale Barracks Football Club on Sunday at Mzuzu Stadium as they went down 2-1.
A minute into the game, Moyale’s veteran defence pillar Lovemore Mitengo got injured in the line of duty and sustained a simple fracture on his shoulder. He had to be ferried to hospital in an MDF ambulance and was immediately replaced by Lesman Singini.
When play resumed, Masters Security looked well composed on the piece of leather. Excellent passes among Patience Kalumo, Sam Gunda, Richard Chande and their captain Robin Ngalande were a marvel to watch.
Sam Gunda’s powerful free kick from about 37 metres was fumbled by goalkeeper Juma Chikwenga and eventually cleared by his defender.
But in the 18th minute, Khuda Muyaba for Moyale Barracks received the ball on the right, beat two defenders in succession before delivering a beautiful low cross into the 6 metre box, which Deus Mkutu connected into the net. 1-0 to the Lions of Kaning’ina.
Gunda was again behind the ball 5 minutes before recess, 40 metres away from the goal line to take a free kick for Masters Security. His powerful kick was again fumbled by goalkeeper Juma Chikwenga and Mabuchi Nkosi was at the right position to tap the ball into Moyale Barracks’ net. 1-1 at half time.
Deus Mkutu could put Moyale in the lead 5 minutes into the second half, but alone in front of goal, he ballooned the ball over the cross bar.
In the 69th minute, Moyale’s corner kick from the left corner flag was poorly dealt with by Masters Security players and Victor Gondwe took a rebound to shoot the ball into the net. 2-1 to the Lions of Kaning’ina.
A defensive blunder by Masters Security, 3 minutes before full time, allowed substitute Chamveka Gwetsani to unleash a thunderous shot which goalkeeper Bester Phiri parried away brilliantly.
After 90 minutes, it was 2-1 in favour of the home team Moyale Barracks.
Speaking to Nyasa Times after the match, Masters Security coach, Benjamin Kumwenda, said it was a good game only that his charges lost concentration at some point which allowed Moyale to score their goals.
“We have lost three vital points but we have a goal out of this game. We had problems with Moyale’s high balls. We look forward to better results in our forthcoming games,” explained Kumwenda.
The winning coach, Charles Kamanga, said it was a tough game since Masters Security is a better side.
“My players played according to instructions. The return of Khuda Muyaba from national team assignments and Deus Mkutu from the peace keeping mission in DRC has boosted the morale in the team. You could see the first goal was a dual effort by Khuda and Deus. I am proud of the whole team for winning today’s match,” remarked Kamanga.
This result leaves Moyale Barracks with 13 points on position 5 on the log table, after playing seven games while Masters Security are on position 12 with 8 points from eight games.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :