Msakakuona rues dropped points as Epac close to top four finish

Blue Eagles team coach Deklerk Msakakuona has expressed frustration over his team’s lack of sharpness up front which led to a 1-o loss in a Lilongwe derby against Epac United.

Msakakuona’s men, have struggled in TNM Super League since winning the Standard Bank Cup as they are failing to convert their sparkling form that saw them clinch the cup. They have only managed to collect four points out of possible12.

Ishmael Thindwa scored the only goal of the game in the 16th minute through a penalty, to take his goal tally to 18 this season, after a bad challenge from Alupheous Nyoni on Mussa Manyenje.

Thindwa: Scored

Both teams struggled to create clear goal scoring chances in the first half and Epac united only had two shots on target.

In the second half, Blue Eagles tried to push for the equaliser through their youngster Micium Mhone and Chikondi Mpulula but all their efforts turned futile as Epac FC hang on to their match needed three points.

Msakakuona admitted the loss to his team’s failure to take its chances and hoped to try to get good results in their remaining games.

Running

He said that it’s still possible for his side to end up in top four.

“They scored early and we failed to get back into the game. This was a game with very few chances, they had three chances and they used one which they scored, but we had five chances and failed to take one so that’s costly. But this doesn’t mean will give up, we can still finish in top four if we can win our remaining games,”he said

However Epac’s coach Arbas Makawa, who was sent to the stands over his protest after his player had committed a foul, said that he expected to win this game as his charges were a better side.

“Am very happy for the win because we wanted to win this game, and we have achieved that. With the way our boys played, I expected them to win this match,”said Makawa.

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