Despite acrobatic saves from goalkeeper Chimwemwe Kasambara, Mzuzu United FC (formerly Super Eagles) received their Super League baptism with a 2-0 loss to Blue Eagles on Wednesday.
Blue Eagles scored through Innocent Ngwira after 15 minutes and Elia Kabingu added the second in the 50th minute.
Mzuzu United started the game with confidence and put the Area 30 law-enforcers under siege for the first few minutes of the match, much to the delight of Dwangwa fans.
But a sluggish striking force of Peter Kasonga, Misheck Kawonga, Steve Mbale and Madalitso Chiumia cost them the match.
The Eagles’ midfield and defence marshalled by Phillip Masiye, Steve Chagoma and Ken Mponda proved too solid for the rookies who headed off target thrice during the match.
At some point, Mzuzu United strikers were caught napping infront of Blue Eagles goal. This forced coach Christopher Nyambose to make several substitutions which proved useless.
“I think we played well, but inexperience killed us. Hopefully, one day, a senior team will be punished,” he said.
Eagles assistant coach Peter Mgangira said Mzuzu United is a good side, but advised his counterpart to reinforce their striking force.
“They played to the crowd, but we wanted goals that is why we have won. Otherwise, they are a good side,” he said.