Battle for survival in Malawi Super League has reached a climax as Epac FC have denied to be shown the exit door early after they punched Mafco FC 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
The win means Epac’s final match of the season against Dedza on Saturday will be a relegation decider.
The game will be a must win match for Epac while Dedza will only be looking for a point to remain in the top flight league. Epac are on 13th position with 27 points while Dedza are on number 12 with 29 points.
In their game against Mafco, Epac took a two goal lead through Lanken Mwale’s brace in the first half but Mafco’s Richard Mbulu pulled one back before the half time whistle.
Nine minutes into the second half, Mude Jeffrey scored Epac’s third goal through a well taken free kick.
The goal provoked Mafco’s Strikers who dominated much in Epac’s 18 yard box. The pressure led to a penalty after Mbulu was pulled down by an Epac defender.
Mbulu converted the penalty to make it 3-2.
Then the soldiers brought in Hassan ‘Anganga’ Chapola whose introduction made an impact as he equalised for Mafco to make it 3-3 on 72 minutes.
Both sides looked for the winner but it was Epac who found it five minutes from time through Innocent Tanganyika’s powerful strike.
Speaking in a post-match interview, Epac coach Abas Makawa said they fought hard for the three points.
“It was good game, we fought hard, we controlled the whole game, as you know it was a must win game for us,” said Makawa.