Eagles extend lead as Nomads and Rumphi are defeated


Blue Eagles have extended their lead on the TNM Super league log table following their 2-1 victory over rookies Sable Farming on Saturday afternoon at Mpira Stadium in the commercial city of Blantyre.

Goals from Schumaker Kuwali and Osward Maonga were enough to hand the Malawi Police side three points while Sable’s skipper George Nyirenda saw his penalty kick saved failng to square up the scores and get a point from the match.

Emmanuel Lino scored the consolation goal for the hosts who are still struggling to get maximmu points at home; as battle for points continues. Their gaffer Joseph Malizani has admitted that his team lacks maturity.

“It was a bad game for us today, we lost hope and I can say that we are lacking maturity but we cannot do otherwise as those are only players that we have and we just have to use them. Our colleagues were playing long balls and shooting from far…we have lost, it’s a part of the game,” said Malizani.

On his part, Eagles’ Eliya Kananji praised Sables’ players for their excellent performance as they attacked most time of the game up until when they lost control and his men got a winning goal.

“Sable isn’t an easy side which you may say you’ll easily get maximum points from, look at their play but let me also say that we prepared enough, we are expecting to be doing better in the forthcoming matches,” he said.

Following this result, Eagles are still topping the table now with 22 points from eight matches seconded by Nyasa Big Bullets, with 17 points. The defending champions take on Rumphi United tomorrow in Blantyre.

Elsewhere, a lone goal from Royal Bokosi was enough for Red Lions to defeat Rumphi United 1-0 at Balaka Stadium and take their points up to nine on the log table.

The Zomba based soldiers over the week sacked their head coach Mike Kumanga over poor performance and now Nelson Chirwa is in charge of the team.

In Lilongwe, Miracle Gabeya’s mistake assisted Silver Strikers to beat Mighty Wanderers 2-1 at Silver Stadium in what analysts described as the game of the week in the top flight.

Duncan Nyoni and Stain Davie scored for the bankers as Muhammad Sulumba scored for the visitors. Assistant coach for Wanderers Joseph Kamwendo pointed his fingers at Gabeya saying he cost them the match.

“Look at what silly goal we conceded because of Gabeya, but I am not pointing at him that he has made us to drop points here, we’ll go back and fix some of the problems we have noted,” said Kamwendo.

On his part, bankers’ head coach Dan Kabwe praised his boys for the victory saying the match was difficult as they had much pressure before the match.

“It was tactical and pressured match, it’s great that we have won the match,” Kabwe said.

On Sunday, apart from Bullets’ match, other two matches have been lined up as Karonga United hosts Mafco at Karonga Stadium as Ekwendeni Hammers are at Mzuzu Stadium playing against their rivals, Moyale Barracks.