Mzuni FC, popularly known as the green intellectuals, on Monday managed to register their first home win in the second of the TNM Super League at Mzuzu Stadium when they whipped rookies Karonga United by a goal to nil.
Both sets of players were familiar with each other from the Simama League and were therefore perfectly cancelling each other out in this particular game.
The students got the only goal of the game in the 31st minute when Lughindiko Mhlane rose high to head the ball that originated from a free kick by Lazurus Deco Nyemera into Karonga United’s net.
In the second half, it was the students who attacked more but they were wasteful in front of goal.
In the 49th minute, Lughindiko Mhlane managed to beat two Karonga United defenders but when he faced the goalkeeper, he blasted the ball over the cross bar. He was wasteful again two minutes later when he shot wide.
Mzuni supporters and officials had stood to celebrate a second goal by Zeliat Nkhoma in the 77th minute, only to be shocked that the ball had missed the target with very few centimeters.
After 90 minutes, it was Mzuni FC 1 and the crocodiles of Karonga 0.
Speaking after the game, Karonga United coach Kondwani Mwalweni said it was not his team’s day.
“We played very well, we created chances but we couldn’t get goals. We still have more games and we will take them seriously. We should not be ruled out at this point in time,” concluded Mwalweni.
On his part, assistant coach for Mzuni FC, Ogreve Mcnebert Kazuwa observed that the game was tough because the players knew each other very well.
“I am happy that we have collected three points. It is our hope to continue collecting maximum points in the forthcoming games,” Kazuwa added.
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