Silver lose, Nomads survive scare

Azam Tigers on Saturday lived up to their expectation stunning Silver Strikers 2-1 at their fortress Mulanje Park in a tense TNM Super League encounter.

The Kaukau Boys had to come from behind to claim the precious maximum points.

Silver Strikers players

Silver took a lead in the first-half through a Khuda Muyaba strike, but all hell broke loose in the second-half when Tigers woke from their slumber and equalised through veteran striker Luka Milanzi before defender Boston Kabango put the icing on it with the winner.

The victory means sixth-placed Tigers now have 23 points while the Bankers are stuck at 32 points on second position.

Tigers technical director Robin Alufandika said the victory had given them confidence.

“It’s good to start the second round with a victory over a tough team like Silver. We deserve to pat ourselves on the back. But the battle is still on,” he said.

But Bullets, who face Nchalo United this afternoon

Azam Tigers yesterday lived up to their expectation stunning Silver Strikers 2-1 at their fortress Mulanje Park in a tense TNM Super League encounter.

The Kaukau Boys had to come from behind to claim the precious maximum points.

Silver took a lead in the first-half through a Khuda Muyaba strike, but all hell broke loose in the second-half when Tigers woke from their slumber and equalised through veteran striker Luka Milanzi before defender Boston Kabango put the icing on it with the winner.

The victory means sixth-placed Tigers now have 23 points while the Bankers are stuck at 32 points on the second position.

Tigers technical director Robin Alufandika said the victory had given them confidence.

“It’s good to start the second round with a victory over a tough team like Silver. We deserve to pat ourselves on the back. But the battle is still on,” he said.

But Bullets, who face Nchalo United this afternoon at the same venue, are the real beneficiaries of Tigers’ heroics.

The People’s Team has a chance to open a six-point gap between them and second-placed Silver if they beat Nchalo United this afternoon.

For Silver, they now have to look over their shoulder as Be Forward Wanderer are breathing down their neck.

The Nomads survived Kamuzu Barracks (KB) scare thanks to a late goal from substitute Zicco Nkanda.

The gangling striker headed in Joseph Kamwendo’s corner kick when a draw seemed imminent.

Nomads celebrate a goal

The third-placed Nomads now have 31 points from 16 games.

In post-match interview, coach Bob Mpinganjira thanked his charges for showing character.

“It was a tough game. I have to thank the players for never giving up until the last second of the game when we got the goal,” he said.

KB coach Temwa Msuku said the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers were just unlucky to concede in dying minutes of the game.

“But I cannot blame them for the loss. They tried their best,” he said.

At Civo Stadium, Civil Sporting Club also came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw against rookies Karonga United.

The visitors took a lead through Sheriff Shamama’s penalty but Civil grabbed an equaliser in added time through Christopher Kumwembe.

Dwangwa United also held Blue Eagles to a 1-1 draw at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota.

Ganizani James scored for Dwangwa United while Denis Nandolo was on target for the Malawi Police Service (MPS) outfit.

Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC have started the second round with a 1-0 loss to Red Lions at their home Mzuzu Stadium.

Willard John scored the only goal of the match to spoil the student’s day.

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