Mighty Mukuru Wanderers yesterday thrashed Extreme FC 3-0 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre to extend their lead in the TNM Super League to 46 points from 23 games, four ahead of second-placed Chitipa United
They are also six points in front of third-placed champions FCB Nyasa Bullets. The People’s Team have four games in hand.
Wanderers are also seven points better than fourth-positioned Silver Strikers, who have played 22 games.
As for Extreme, their survival chances are bleak as they anchor the 16-team table with 14 points from 24 fixtures, four points behind 14th placed Red Lions, who have played a game less.
Yesterday, a brace from lofty defender Lawrence Chaziya and Francis Mkonda’s goal in added time were enough to lift the Nomads’ spirits in front of a sizeable crowd.
Chaziya drew first blood in the 53rd minute when he towered above Extreme defenders to head home from Stanley Sanudi’s well-taken corner kick before completing his brace in the 85th minute with another header in similar fashion from the same provider.
Mkonda sealed the victory in added time with a simple header in the box following a long-searching cross from Isaac Kaliati.
While expressing his excitement with the victory, Wanderers coach Mark Harrison said he was not satisfied with the result and officiation as they dominated the game.
“We struggled to finish our chances. We had eight chances in open play and we could have won by at least six or seven goals,” he said.
“I am also tired with the performance of the referees. Every week we get cheated. Gaddie [Chirwa] goal was not off-side, these guys [referees] have to liven up. It’s becoming boring.”
Extreme coach Elvis Kafoteka attributed their defeat to a slow start.
“We had a slow start to the game and it took time to get in tune. All the same, we have lost and have to go back to the drawing board and see what we can do,” he said.