Red Lions face mixed fortunes in LL: Malawi TNM Super League

After returning to the old capital city empty handed during their previous central region visit, Red Lions made sure they had something to show their home fans this time round as they recovered from a 2-1 defeat at Blue Eagles to beat struggling Epac FC 2-0 in a dull match played at Civo Stadium on Sunday.

Red Lions celebrating their victory against Epac
Red Lions celebrating their victory against Epac

The Lions had nightmares during their previous visit to central region, after losing 4-1 to Civo before bowing down 1-0 against fellow soldiers Kamuzu Barracks.

Their weekend visit started on a bad note, when they fell 2-1 at the hands of Blue Eagles on Saturday before salvaging full points against Njenjete on Sunday.

Kumbukani Mwambene and Innocent Bokosi secured full points for the Zomba based soldiers after striking in the second half.

Lions’ assistant coach Pritchard Mwansa, who stood in for head coach Collins Nkuna was satisfied with the three points.

“It’s not easy to get three points on the road. Last time we came here, we went back empty handed and we are satisfied with what we have got this time.

“We hope to do well when we come back to meet Silver Strikers at Silver Stadium,” said Mwansa.

Epac’s assistant coach Innocent Lungu, who was also in-charge in the absence of head coach Audlo Makonyola conceded defeat, blaming his blunt striking force for Njenjete’s poor run of results:.

“We have not scored a goal in eight games and that speaks volumes on our lack of quality upfront.

“We need to get at least three points in our final two games against Moyale Barracks and Karonga United to avoid relegation,” said Lungu.

With the victory, Red Lions have dislodged Silver Strikers from fifth position with 41 points from 27 games. The bankers are now sixth with 38 points from 25 games.

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