Azam Tigers on Sunday beat Blantyre United 1-0 in a local derby at Kamuzu Stadium thanks to a goal by Bright Munthali in the second half .
However, Blantyre United created the first goal scoring chance in the fourth minute when Abraham Kamwendo’s cross from the right by-line found the head of Gerald Mwanza, but his effort to the near post was well-saved by young goalkeeper Thomas Kalavina .
On 20 minutes ‘Mphembedzu’ created another opportunity when overlapping left-back Spencer Chapantha sprung the offside trap and got a shot away from a tight angle, but Kalavina again came up with a good save.
Blantyre United were the more fluent and forceful team in the first-half, pushing Tigers onto the back foot and limiting them to mere scraps in attack.
United created another attacking spaces for the adventurous Taonga Malenga in the 34th minute, but his right-footed effort went high and wide.
The tense and bruising first-half ended with the sides still locked at 0-0.
Blantyre United made a change at the start of the second half. However, it was Tigers who
created the next scoring chance and their best of the match to that point, with Benard Harawa shooting over the bar from just inside the penalty area in the 51st minute.
In the 79th minute later the Kau Kau boys broke the deadlock with a spectacular goal from Bright Munthali, who was able to dribble past a goalkeeper before kissing the back of Mphembedzu net
United should have pulled level with just under three minutes to play when Chikondi Likwemba’s well curved free kick kissed the bar to the relief of Tigers coacg Franco Ndawa.