Forward Precious Msosa’s 6th minute goal was enough for TNM Super League log table anchors FISD Wizards to collect much needed three points over Kamuzu Barracks at Kalulu stadium in Nchalo, Chikwawa on Saturday.
The goal also enabled the side, formerly Surestream FC, to register its third win in the TNM Super League.
Playing before a sizable crowd, the host blending a pool of up and coming players in the likes of their captain Levison Maganizo, Enerst Tambe, Mike Mkwate, Precious Msosa, Hendrix Misinde and Azeru Joseph were a marvel to watch and knocked at Kamuzu Barracks’ goal just a few seconds after the first whistle.
And their effort to grab an early goal was rewarded in the 6th minute when Msosa hit the back of the net after the visitor’s goalkeeper Amadu Ali failed to catch Tambe’ thunderbolt.
Well positioned Msosa collected a rebound and released a shot in the penalty box that left the goalkeeper helpless.
The goal added more life to their game and it was a surprise when they were given a penalty half way in the first, but their forward Henry Chimaimba shot straight into the palms Kamuzu Barracks goalkeeper.
Amadu’s superb catch brought hope back into the Lilongwe based soldiers and started playing with purpose.
Kamuzu Barracks created an number of scoring opportunities, but failed to utilize them with forwards Harvey Mkacha and Mannaseh Chiyesa and Diouf Simaone being the major culprits.
Simaone hurt further his teammates in 42nd minute when he shot wide with FISD Wizards goalkeeper already beaten.
The second half was a balanced affair with the soldiers advancing in numbers to grab the equalizer. But too many fouls on part of the soldiers derailed their efforts.
FISD Wizard captain Levison Maganizo was also voted man of the match.
And despite the win, the rookies, who are yet to register a win in away assignments, are still perched on the bottom of table with 18 points from 22 games.
They have been anchoring the log since the league kicked off in May this year.
FISD Wizard coach Peter Mponda said his charges will fight and work tooth and nail to remain in the K90 million top flight league.
Mponda expressed optimism that his side will remain in the league and that his charges will work tirelessly in the remaining fixtures.
“We have a number of games to play and the boys know the importance of each game. They will engage extra gear to do well in our next assignments.
“We can turn the tables and jump out of the relegation zone. The boys are determined to collect the much needed points,” said Mponda.
While his counterpart Kenwood Nkhoma conceded defeat and promised to workout their weaknesses in their next assignment against league leaders Bullets FC on Sunday at Kamuzu stadium.
“Sunday’s game is equally important and tough. We will rectify areas we did not do well today and they boys will no allow to drop more points,” Nkhoma.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :