Be Forward Wanderers are now a step away from the bottom of the 16-team TNM Super League even though they were on bye at the weekend following results of five top-flight league games last weekend.
They have slipped three places to 15th position with three points from two games, a point ahead of log-table anchors Savenda Chitipa United and a point behind 14th positioned Ntopwa United. However, the Nomads have played two and four games less than the two outfits, respectively.
Blue Eagles remain on the top of the table with 11 points from six games despite their 0-2 home defeat on Saturday to Kamuzu Barracks (KB), who had a brace hero in Marshal Maluwa. Eagles are followed by Civil Sporting Club on nine points and KB on eight points.
Wanderers’ team manager Stevie Madeira yesterday described their slip up as a temporary incidence.
“We have played only two games while some teams have played five or six. We are not looking at the current log-table as we know we will bounce back soon,” he said.
“We are focused on taking one game at a time and we will get back to where we belong, that is, at the top of the table.”
In other matches on Saturday, hosts Mlatho Mponela stunned Mighty Tigers with a 2-0 beating through goals from Patrick Macheso and Precious Chipungu while Ntopwa FC secured a 3-1 triumph over their hosts Chitipa. Ntopwa scored through Dave Banda, Tione Jailosi and Friday Osagie whereas Chitipa notched a consolation through Shelton Banda’s penalty.
On Sunday, Tigers suffered their second consecutive defeat after going down 2-0 to TN Stars at Kasungu Stadium. Patrick Fia claimed a brace.
At Karonga Stadium, Ntopwa lost 1-4 to Karonga United. Aziz Mwakifuna’s brace and strikes from Bernard Msiska and Gule Mwaluswa gave Karonga the victory. Lusekero Malemia scored an own goal to give Ntopwa a solace.