A first half brilliant goal scored by Kondwani Chilembwe through a 22 metres powerful drive shot has helped Mighty Tigers FC to claim a 1-nil victory against TN Stars on Sunday at Mulanje Stadium and move up from 10th position to 8th in the TNM Super League standings.
Tigers, who were on a mission to revenge their 2-0 deficit which they suffered in the hands of the visitors at Kasungu Stadium during their first round encounter, started pilling more pressure to TN Stars in the first minutes of the game.
The Kau-Kau boys through their 3-4-3 formation led by captain Willy Saenda, Boston Kabango, Chikaiko Batson and Tony Mbulu dominated in creating good opportunities in the game but failed to utilise them while their counterpart led by hitman Stain Dave, China Chirwa and veteran striker Wister Phiri were denied to creat any scoring opportunity by the solid defence of Tigers.
Tigers head coach Gerald Phiri Senior was overwhelmed with the victory which he described as “very important” because it has come in time when the competition has reached at a climax stage in the elite league.
“This win means alot to us because it has given us hope and confidence of finishing the league within the top 5 which has been our biggest dream.
“This has been agreat revenge because collecting maximum points from a team that defeated you during first round is something that we need to be proud of in our camp and we’ll try to maintain this performance in our remaining matches so that we can find ourselves a place in top 5,” said Phiri.
TN Stars Team Manager Ken Msukwa blamed the loss as to lack ofconcentration and cordination link between his defenders and midfielders which he said contributed to the creation of Tigers opportunity which resulted to the painful goal.
“We all had a 50/50 affair match interms of play because both teams uses young and energetic players with full skills but I just believe that this day was not ours otherwise the boys tried their best to equalise but it was too late and that’s what happens when you concede
a silly goal due to poor cordination,” said Msukwa.
Tigers next fixture is against current league leaders Nyasa Big Bullets.
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