Silvers Strikers second half substitute, Michael Tette spoiled what could have been a celebratory occasion for Master Security to salvage a 1-1 draw at the dot of injury time in the TNM super league played at well patronized Civo stadium.
The visitors, they have themselves to blame for wasting time by faking injuries mostly in the last half and this prompted referee, Agnes Chamayere to add five more minutes after regulation time.
At dot of injury time, the Bankers got an equalized when some of their fans had already trooped out of the stadium in disbelief.
Tette lobbed the ball past advancing Master Security keeper, Bester Phiri after outpacing defender, John Chalamanda to make it 1-1.
The could be termed as a painful draw for the wew comers as they dictated most of the play in both halves and were even a better side than the Bankers.
Barely three minutes into play, Master Security got two quick corner kicks as they pressurize Silver for an early goal but Silver’s defence stood firm.
15 minutes later, Silver’s midfielder Victor Limbani’s powerful header was well tamed by keeper after Herbert Wayekha had sent an inviting cross into the edge of the penalty box.
Eight minutes to break, Silver got a setback when their first choice goalkeeper, Brighton Munthali got injured when he collided with Master Security player in an aerial combat.
Munthali was replaced by penalty specialists, Blessings Kameza.
Master Security went into lead in the 42nd minute when Vincent Nyangulu planted home after Silver’s central defender, Yinus Sherif had played a back pass to his defensive partner, Hygiene Mwandepeka. Nyangulu cleverly intercepted the ball and out run Mwandepeka before slotting it into the empty beating rooted Kameza.
Two minutes into added time, the visitors could have stretched the lead through Sam Gunda’s free kick which was saved by Kameza to the delight of Silvers fans.
Master Security was leading 1-0 at break.
Silver’s Coach, Lovemore Fazili brought in Tetteh for Levison Maganizo at the start of the second half but this did not change things as Master Security kept on compiling pressure to increase the lead.
Silver’s centre forward, Mathews Sibale nearly canceled Master Security’s lead when he grounded missed the upright after 61 minute.
The Bankers substitute right back, Duncan Nyoni who came in for out of form Mwandepeka had his shot saved by Maters Keeper Phiri in the 80th minute.
Master Security’s brilliant display was spoiled at the dot of injured time when substitute striker, Tetteh capitalized on defence lapses by Chalamanda to equal the scores.
“I think maturity plays an important part in a fixture like this. Master Security dominated play but failed to calculate in order to defend their goal and end result they have conceded late goal,” a soccer fan, Mwiza Phiri observed.
He commended Master Security for playing organised football in both halves and it is not a surprise that they held Nyasa Big Bullets to a goalless draw.
A Kawale based Silver Strikers supporter, Ben Khasu blamed the team for not playing an attacking football.
“I am not happy with the draw to be honest with you. Can you see this is second draw in a row? The first one was against blues eagles and they had to come from behind to force a draw. It means our games in hand are going and we are slowly giving up the race,’’ he fumed.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :