Tigers end season on a high, beat Blantyre United

Azam Tigers wrapped up the 2011-2012 TNM Super League on a high note on Friday, January 27, 2012 as they went on to beat Blantyre United 3-2 in a low patronage encounter played at Kamuzu Stadium.

The Leo Mpulula boys, who finished with 40 points were first to score through John Dzimbiri before Blantyre equalized courtesy of Sunday Kamuyang’ana.

The Kau-Kau boys, who dominated ball possession in the first half were at it again this time through former Big Bullets striker Charles Ngosi.

Charles Ngosi and Tigers teammate after the final whistle

As the two out-fits were going on recess, it was Tigers leading by 2-1.

Come second half, the Kau-Kau boys netted their third goal through Maxwell Masiyano before Blantyre United reduced the scores in the second half courtesy of Sparrow Msowoya.

However, Tigers could have scored more goals in the second half but Timothy Chitedze worsted most scoring opportunities.

In the 36th minute of the game, there were controversies as Blantyre United protested when the referee failed to point on the spot kick after Tigers goalkeeper fouled their striker in the eighteen yard box.

Post-match comments

After the match, Blantyre United assistant coach Steve Mbulanje was so disappointed with the officiating personnel’s.

“Poor officiation is killing soccer in Malawi and lam very disappointed with the way the referee handled the game. He was supposed to give us a penalty but l wonder and l just do not know if soccer will improve with this kind of officiation,” said a dejected Mbulanje.

However, his counterpart Mpulula praised God and his boys for the victory.

“I praise God and my boys for a job well done. However, you will see a changed Tigers next season because lam going to reshuffle some of these players for new blood,” said Mpulula.

Mpulula: Expect new look Tigers next season

Title run

On Saturday, January 28, 2012 ears and eyes will be in Blantyre and Mzuzu where three TNM Super League contenders will be sorting it out.

In Blantyre, defending champions Escom United have a daunting task to defend the title as they face Silver Strikers while in Mzuzu, Mighty ‘Nyerere’ Wanderers wil be hosted by Moyale Barracks at Mzuzu Stadium.

The Electricians are leading the log table with 50 point seconded by the Bankers and the Nomads, who have 48 points each.

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