McPeter Makwale ensured Red Lions held on to pole position in the TNM Super League as he booted his side to a narrow 1-0 win against Dwangwa United in a match played infront of a sizeable crowd at the Balaka Stadium on Sunday.
The Lions are now tied on 15 points with in form Premier Bet Wizard but the Zomba based soldiers have a better goal difference.
Defending champions Kamuzu Barracks (KB) returned to winning ways after beating Mafco FC in an all soldiers affair staged at the Chitowe ground in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota.
With the win, KB has moved from position 11 to eight and they now have 11 points.
Harvey Nkacha and Kelvin Hanganda scored the all important goals that earned the soldiers maximum points.
Team Manager Francis Nthukwa Shawa said the soldiers are now in for serious business.
“We started the season on a bad note but I remember to have told the nation that we will get back to our usual form and this is what I was talking about…. I just thank God for the win,” said Shawa.
Elsewhere on Sunday, Moyale Barracks beat Master Security Services 2-1 at Mzuzu Stadium while at MDC Stadium, cruising Mighty Be Forward Wanderers were held to a 0-0 draw against Azam Tigers.
This was the first time for Wanderers to drop points after registering four straight wins in their opening games.
The next fixture for the Nomads who are on third position of the 16 member log table is against Blantyre United at MDC stadium on 6th July 2017 before facing Red Lions at Balaka Stadium on Sunday 9th July 2017.
Below are full results for Week 9 of the TNM Super League;
Mzuni FC 0 Wizard 1
Dwangwa 1 BT United 2
Civo 3 Blue Eagles 3
Moyale 2 Master Security 1
Red Lions 1 Dwangwa United 0
Mafco 0 K.B 2
Wanderers 0 Azam 0