Azam Tigers preserved their unbeaten run in two consecutive games by inflicting pain to Airborne Rangers, who will have to win games if they are to escape the relegation zone. The Kau Kau boys won 3-0.
Tigers were worth the win after a stunning performance as they never allowed the visitors to settle in midfield and defended jealously.
“We showed no fear,” said coach Franco Ndawa. “It was a fantastic performance and result. Tactically, we were spot-on, my boys have grasped what we have been working on in training. “
Airborne cannot say they were not warned. Since Tigers reached the finals of the Standard bank, their form has improved.
Airborne Rangers assistant coach Kondwani Gawani admitted before hand that Tigers had a good recent record.
The Salima based soldiers started quite poorly, particularly in defence, and were a goal down after 21 minutes.
Peter Kasonga poke the ball into the bottom of Airborne Rangers net corner.
Airborne Rangers watched Tigers attacks being comfortably repulsed by the outstanding Bright Munthali,who scored the second goal.
With Tigers barely crossing the halfway line in the second period and Airborne seeing plenty of the ball, the only question for the final half-hour was how long the home team would be able to last out.
Airborne tried to secure a goal, but Tigers fully deserved the victory for their overall organisation and determined defending.