Airborne Rangers have become the first team to be relegated in Malawi’s Super League this season after losing 2-1at the hands of Azam Tigers in a game played at Kamuzu Stadium on Friday afternoon.
The match started on a high note as Azam Tigers dominated possession with Yamikani Chester, Bernard Harawa, and Patrick Thupi attacking Airborne Rangers’ goal.
Azam Tigers scored their goals through their captain for the day Peter Katsonga and on-loan Abraham Kamwendo before the soldiers scored their consolation goal.
The visitors’ consolation goal came through a penalty after Peter Cholopi was judged to have handled the ball inside the Azam Tigers box.
Both Airborne Rangers and Azam Tigers could have found the back of the net on several occasions but they lacked the scoring killer punch as they kept on missing the target.
After the final whistle, Airborne Rangers head coach, Stereo Gondwe, conceded defeat .
The result sees the Mvera based soldiers becoming the first team to exit the top flight having amassed 25 points from 27 games though they have a game to play before winding up their 2015 Super League season.