Masters, Proline FC draw

Masters Security failed to use home ground advantage following a goalless draw against Uganda’s Proline FC in the second leg of CAF Confederation Cup yesterday at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

Master lost 3-0 in the first leg played in Uganda two weeks ago.

Despite enjoying good support from the fans, Masters were far from impressive.

Not that Proline were tough opponents, but the hosts failed to utilise good scoring chances, especially in the second half.

In the 59th minute, Mussa Manyenje shot straight into the palms of goalkeeper Hassan Matovu after being put through by Mphatso Dzongolo with the goalkeeper at his mercy.

Two minutes later, Amadu Makawa blasted over from close range following a good cross from Chikondi Maloya.

In a counter attack, the visitors threatened. Mpilima Saka’ long ball found an advancing Noordin Bunjo who passed the ball to Ivan Bogere but his weak shot was tamed by goalkeeper Bester Phiri.

Dzongolo also drew the wrath of fans after wasting another good chance with goalkeeper to beat.

Masters continued to press for goals, but they failed to score until the final whistle.

Masters coach Abbas Makawa bemoaned lost scoring opportunities for contributing to the draw.

“We were just unlucky today. We had chances to score and progress. We just could not turn those chances into goals. I can’t blame my players. In football such things happen,” he said.

Proline coach Mathias Lule said Masters gave them a good run.

“I thank God that we have progressed. Tactically we were not as good. Our opponents were better. It was good that we won with a big margin in the first game,” he said.

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