Karonga United’s poor start to the 2016 Tnm Super League is refusing to go to bed following another painful 1-nil defeat at the hands of Tigers at Mzuzu Stadium on Saturday afternoon in Mzuzu.
The Karonga based side was dominating the proceedings of the match before they lost control in the second half when Bonda Mpinganjira scored from the spot to win it for the Kanjedza based side.
Karonga United controlled most part of the first half and looked more of a threat but Tigers’ solid defence mounted by Bonda Mpinganjira, Peter Cholopi, Nickson Mwase and Peter Mpulula defended jealously.
Come second half, both sides came in with new ideas but it was Tigers which started dominating possession as they quickly settled into the game.
Eight minutes after recess, the Kau Kau boys were awarded a penalty after Joseph Maneno appeared to have handled the ball inside the penalty area.
Bonda Mpinganjira stepped up for the challenge and made no mistake when he put the ball into the back of the net and it was 1-nil to Azam Tigers.
After that goal Karonga United players played some exellent football as they were in search for an equalising goal of the match but only to be frustrated by the Azam Tigers goalminder.
At the other end, Bright Munthali, Peter Katsonga, and Yamikani Chester had chances to double the Kau kau boys’ lead but they all lacked the scoring composure in front of goal and the match ended 1 nil in favour of Tigers.
After the match, Tigers coach thanked his boys for the win and said they will go into tomorrow’s game with fresh ideas.
The result has moved Azam Tigers to position 4 on the table with 17 points from 9 matches and they will face Moyale tomorrow at the same venue, the Mzuzu stadium.
In other Super League matches played today, Silver Strikers were held to a goalless draw by Kamuzu Barracks whereas in form Mafco fc were beaten 1 nil at the hands of Epac at Civo stadium in Lilongwe.