Silver Strikers teenage forward Chawanangwa Kaonga had no mercy for his former team Civo United as he claimed the lone strike that sank the civil servants in a TNM Super League derby played Saturday, November 09, 2013 at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
Kaonga was on target five minutes to the break after receiving a splitting pass from another former Civo star Frank Banda. Ironically, the move was started by Young Chimodzi Junior, who also launched his serious football career at Civo.
This was the only major highlight of the match, which did not live up to its billing as a clash of capital city rivals.
Civo coach Oscar Kaunda did not hide his disappointment after losing a second consecutive game against the rival camp since taking over from Thom Nkorongo about a month ago.
His counterpart Stain Chirwa described the victory as a timely morale booster after the Standard Bank Knock-Out Cup final disappointment.
“The spirits have been low in our camp after the final defeat against Wanderers but we told the boys to put aside all that and look forward, which they have listened,” he said.
The result means the central bankers have loaded it over their city rivals in the teams’ recent five meetings.
Elsewhere, Kamuzu Barracks’ woes continued at Mzuzu Stadium, where they were clobbered 3-0 by Moyale Barracks. Big Bullets won 2-0 against Evirom at Kamuzu Stadium with Azam Tigers also collecting maximum points after edging Epac at Kalulu Stadium.
Newly crowned Standard Bank Cup champions Mighty Wanderers gave away a 1-0 second half lead to draw 1-all against Red Lions at the lions’ den in Zomba.