Peter Mponda is yet to taste a victory as coach into his inaugural campaign as a TNM Super League coach. His Surestream team have yet to win after drawing one-all to Macfo on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
This was a back-and-sixth battle that Surestream dominated for much of the match, but Mafco were able to do enough at the right time to see the points shared with a 1-1 draw, meaning the new rookies have collected two points in six matches.
It took four minutes into the match for Mafco to open the score sheet through Osward Nkagula , but it was Tony Biyasi for Surestream, who equalized in the second half.
Surestream managed to hold a fair bit of possession and had some dangerous-looking attacks, but nearly all the good creative play went Mafco’s way, and more importantly, every shot of the first half was taken by a Mafco’s player.
Surestream kept dominating possession and scoring chances for the rest of the half, and in point of fact it took until the 51st minute for the new rookies to get their first shot away.
That seemed to help waken them up, though, and after that wildly lashed strike from Benard Chimayimba.
The visitors grew in quality and confidence going forward, forcing Surestream slowly back and restricting the free attacking the hosts had been doing and forcing their midfield and fullbacks to be more restrained in how they got forward.
Surestream eventually made a pair of substitutions aimed to boost their attack, bringing on the pace of other players as well as the creative threat .
Those subs changed the tone of the match in a big way.
Surestream were able to take the attacking edge they’d been building and literally run with it, in the form of Peter Msowoya targetting Benard Chimayimba over and over.
It was quickly clear that Mafco’s defence wasn’t sure how to deal with Chimayimba’s pace or on-ball trickery.
In the 67th minutes forward neither side were able to find another goal despite some fairly vigorous efforts, but the final minutes ticked away with no one finding the net.
The draw means that Surestream are still stuck on the tail of the log table, while Mafco are on third slot.
Mponda said: “We could have done better with a win but soon we will be chalking full points,”
He said he impressed with the performance of his boys .
Elsewhere, Civo United remain win-less after six rounds of the 2015 TNM Super League games in Malawi following a 1-1 draw with Epac on Saturday in Lilongwe.
Striker Nelson Kangunje scored for Civo only for the lead to evaporate when Richard Chande’s own goal handed Epac a point.
Civo have two points and sit second from bottom of the 15-member log table whereas Surestream stay bottom following a 1-1 draw with deposed leaders Mafco.
Wanderers remain top on 15 points from seven games; a single point ahead of Blantyre rivals Big Bullets who edged out Mafco 1-0 with Chiukepo Msowoya claiming his third goal of the season at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
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