Bernard Chimaimba’s strike inspired Premier Bet Wizards F.C to a hard fought 1-nil victory over struggling Civo Service United in a league match played at MDC Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The rookies were coming from a disappointing 2-nil defeat to Big Bullets on Wednesday at Kamuzu Stadium but showed resilience as they piled more misery on Charles Manda’s boys.
Being the first Super League match at the venue this season, Peter Mponda’s boys meant business as they controlled possession in the first half but lacked the finishing composure in front of goals. They had to force the victory in the second half through Chimaimba who has just recovered from an injury.
The result sees Wizards moving out of the relegation zone with 15 points from 17 games played so far.
As for the servants, they are still stuck on eleventh position with 17 points from the same number of games played.
At Mpira Village, Kamuzu Barracks started their Southern Region tour in grand style after beating bottom of the table Max Bullets 2-nil to move up to fifth in the standings with 28 points fom 17 league games.
Manaseh Chiyesa scored in each half to hand Billy Phambala his second victory in a row. Kamuzu Barracks’ next game is against defending league champions Big Bullets on Sunday afternoon at Civo Stadium in what looks to be a titanic battle between the two sides.
As for Max Bullets, they are still lying bottom of the standings with seven points from 16 league games and things are not looking very good for Max Kapanda’s side.
The last match of Saturday saw Dwangwa United and Azam Tigers playing to a goalless draw at Chitowe Stadium to share one point a peace.
The action continues on Sunday afternoon with Mzuzu derby highlighting the action packed weekend.
At Mzuzu Stadium, Mzuni FC will play host to Moyale Barracks while Big Bullets will welcome Kamuzu Barracks at Civo Stadium.
At Chitowe Stadium, fourth placed Mafco FC will host eighth placed Tigers while Epac will play host to league leaders Blue Eagles at Civo Stadium.