TNM Super League rookies Kamuzu Barracks started on a good note at the weekend with a 1-0 win over Epac United on Sunday.
A mistimed back pass by Stain Malata 32 minutes into the game gave KB the much-needed three points.
Overall, it was a great game that reminded the fans of the rivalry that gripped the two teams when they faced each other in Chipiku Central Region Football League three years ago.
Featuring five new players, Kelvin Malikebu, Steve Kamanga, Juma Loya, Gerrard Mwanza and goalkeeper Victor Nangwale, KB played with purpose and proved that they will be a force in the top-flight league if they keep up the momentum.
“I was happy with the win as it has boosted our confidence. We are serious about remaining in the top league and to do that, we have to win against weaker teams. This was an away game and to collect three points is not easy,” said KB co-coach Joseph Chilapondwa.
Prior to the start of the league, KB had lost their two friendly matches last week in the South. They went down 4-1 and 3-1 to Azam Tigers and Red Lions respectively.
Next week, KB travel to Blantyre to face Blantyre United in a potentially tricky fixture.
Epac, who featured all their top players including last seasonâ€™s top goalscorer Ishmael Thindwa, described the loss as a blessing in disguise.
“It is a wake-up call as it will fire up the players to be more focused and play with purpose. We took the game lightly,” said coach Abbas Makawa.