Wanderers draw blank in Lilongwe, lose to Civo, KB

A day after going down 3-2 to Civo United, Mighty Wanderers suffered yet another defeat in the capital city, when they were beaten 1-0 by new comers Kamuzu Barracks (KB)in a closely contested match at Civo Stadium on Sunday.

Aaron Mikonje struck the lone goal 20 minutes into the second half after overpowering Wanderers’ goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa in a one-against-one affair.

Both sides had scoring opportunities earlier on with Dan Ziba for Kamuzu Barracks failing to beat Chipuwa in a one-on-one situation in the first half and Wandeders’ Allan Kamanga hitting the wood-work with a header after receiving a cross from Kamwendo.

Mighty had a bumpy weekend

Kamwendo, who scored the Nomads’ second goal against Civo on Saturday was not given any room to shoot at the soldiers’ goal. He was eventually substituted by Gomezgani Gondwe.

Coach Franco Ndawa had no explanation for the two losses as he told journalists after the final whistle that this was “just part of the game”. He, however, said the Nomads would soldier on since the battle for points was still on.

His KB counterpart Kennedy Nkhoma said he urged his boys to get a goal in the second half after missing several opportunities in the first half.

How they stand

Following Sunday’s loss, the Nomads have now been pushed to third position with 17 points from 10 games played.

Silver Strikers, who demolished Kabwafu 3-0 on the same afternoon have now reclaimed the top position on goal difference against Civo. Both sides have 18 points but Civo have played nine games, two more than their city rivals.

A Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, Blue Eagles’ poor run continued, when the cops from Area 30 went crashing 4-1 against Mafco.

This is a third consecutive loss for the cops, who last week lost at home (1-0) against Silver after they had been eliminated from the Presidential Cup by minnows Chikwawa United.

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