Silver surges on as Reds hold Bullets: Wins for Eagles, Tigers

Rejuvenated Blue Eagles were on a serious business in the elite TNM Super League on Sunday as they went on secure three points in the hands of Blantyre United at a sizeable crowd which came to witness the encounter at Kamuzu Stadium.

The Cops have been struggling since the inception of the league, as they lost two matches consecutively to Mafco and Bvumbwe Research on Saturday.

However, in Sunday’s encounter, the capital city cops looked an organized side led by their vast experienced captain Peter Mgangira and Kenneth Mponda on the midfield.

Blue Eagles opened the score sheet in the 23 minutes through Peter Mgangira, who released a thunderous shot after Blantyre United defenders were caught panicking.

Heads up: Part of the action in Blue Eagles and Blantyre United match.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Blantyre United equalized ten minutes later courtesy of Jimmy Chikulekule, who gave Eagles defence torrid time.

United could have increased the tally, but Tizyowere Kumwenda lacked composure in front of the goal as he went on to shoot over the crossbar.

Blue Eagles had also their chance to notch the second goal in the first half but Kenneth Mponda missed the target with the goalkeeper already beaten.

As the two teams were going on recess, it was 1-1.

First minute in the second half, the Cops scored from the spot kick, which was converted by Patrick Masanjala.

Blantyre United tried to press on through their skilful right winger Dalitso Sailesi but could not yield any result. Mishian Mhone, who was also voted man of the match, nailed the last nail on the commercial city out-fit to make it 3-1.

Blue Eagles coach, Declek Nsakakuwona said: “I am pleased because we are just coming from two consecutive defeats. Let me also thank my boys for showing determination in the entire game.”

United technical advisor, Lawson Nakoma conceded that it was not their day.

Capital city derby

In Lilongwe, Silvers surged towards the league title during the cities derby when they beat their rivals Civo United `1-0 at Silver Stadium.

The Bankers notched in their goal through Ndaona Daisi in the 22 minute while Civo United, who dominated the match hit the posts twice.

Silver Strikers assistant mentor, Hellings Mwakasungura, who described the game as tough praised their boys for managing to collect three points while his counterpart, Alex Masanjala said it was a painful defeat.

“It was a brilliant team performance,” said Mwakasungura.

Bullets held in Lions den

In Zomba, Red Lions maintained their unbeaten record as they frustrated Big Bullets to a 0-0 result.

The People’s team main striker Heston Munthali missed a lot of scoring opportunities while the Zomba based soldiers hit-man, who has already scored seven goals Boniface Kaulesi was tightly, marked by Big Bullets no nonsense defender George Nyirenda.

Big Bullets coach Eding’ton Ng’onamo said a draw was “a fair result.”

“It was a magnificent point,” said Bullets coach

Collins Nkuna for Red Lions said he was happy “because we have maintained unbeaten record.”

In Mzuzu, Azam Tigers clipped Kabwafu United 2-0.

The Kau-Kau boys have now displaced Mighty Wanderers on the third slot in the League.

Pitch invasion at Silver Stadium as supporters celebrate Silver victory
Female assistant referee on the touch-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Two captains and the officiating personnels-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Blue Eagles captain Peter Mgangira leading his troops in hands shake-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Blue Eagles coach Declerk Nsakakuwona-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Jimmy Chikulekule for Blantyre United dribbling-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Mishian Mhone was voted man of the match and is presented with a prize by TNM official Norah Malolo-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
A sizable crowd watched the match-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Blue Eagles FC-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times


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