Fresh from hammering Mighty Wanderers 3-0, Malawi super league rookies Mzuni fc registered another vital win at Chitowe ground on Saturday after hammering Airborne Rangers 2-1 to move out of the relegation zone.
Pilirani Ndhluli’s first half strike and Lughindiko’s second half goal were enough to sink Airborne Rangers in Dwangwa.
The match started on an impressive note as both Airborne and Mzuni were playing some excellent passing football and were both pressing for an opener in the early minutes of the first half.
But it was the students from Mzuzu University who scored first through Ndhluli’s tap in.
After that goal the soldiers started dominating much of the possession as they were in search of an equalizer.
Airborne thought their efforts had yielded something in the 35th minute of the match when they scored an equalizing goal but only to be denied by the referee for an offside.
Two minutes later, Rangers scored another goal and this time they had found their equalizer as it was not denied. The first half ended with the scores level at 1-1. Come second, half both teams brought new ideas and they were all pushing hard for a goal.
The students again started dominating possession after 5 minutes into the second half as they were pressurizing the soldiers’ defence.
In the opening minutes of the second half Mzuni fc doubled their lead but their joy was only short lived as the referee ruled the goal out because the goal scorer was in an offside position.
Mzuni kept on pressurizing the soldiers for close to 25 minutes in the second half and they scored their second goal through Lughindiko to make it 2-1.
After that goal, Airborne Rangers worked tirelessly as they were in search for an equalizing goal but Mzuni fc defenders headed by their captain Victor Gondwe defended resolutely and they did not allow Airborne to break them apart.
The game ended 2-1 in favour of Mzuni. The students have now moved to 11th on the log table and have 26 points with 4 games remaining to finish their season.
However, the loss has pushed Airborne Rangers to position 13 on the log table of Malawi’s elite league with 25 points from 25 matches and they have only 3 games to wind up their 2015 Super League season.