Kamuzu Barracks gave Moyale Barracks a footballing lesson after they beat them 2-nil in a Tnm Super League game played on Saturday afternoon at Civo stadium in Lilongwe.
Goals from Harvey Mkacha and Kelvin Hanganda were enough to help the Lilongwe soldiers upset their brothers to move two points closer to log leaders Nyasa Big Bullets who are topping the table with 45 points.
Moyale Barracks were welcoming back their captain Gastin Simkonda who was coming from an injury and he displayed a good performance as he combined well with Khuda Muyaba.
The match started on a slower pace as both sides were afraid of each other in the opening minutes of the first half but it was Moyale who first started building strong momentum as they were in search for their opener.
Moyale Barracks’ most notable chance came in the 6th minute when Khuda Muyaba set Steve Mkandawire who was betrayed in his last touch.
A few minutes later Mkacha could have put Kamuzu Barracks ahead but he was denied by the Moyale Barracks goalkeeper Juma Chikwenga who produced a stunning save in keeping out Mkacha’s shot.
Midway through the half Mkacha was at it again after capitalising on a mistake by Moyale Barracks defender Thopocho Njerwa to put the Lilongwe based soldier ahead and it was 1 nil in favour of KB.
A few minutes after that goal Moyale Barrack through Khuda Muyaba could have levelled the scores but his shot was denied by the post. Both Kamuzu Barracks and Moyale Barracks kept on demonstrating good football as they were all looking for goals and the first half ended 1 nil in favour of Kamuzu Barracks.
Come second half, both sides came in with fresh ideas but it was Moyale Barracks who looked more threatening as they were in search for their equalising goal of the match.
Their strikers Muyaba and Simkonda all had a couple of chances to put the Kaning’ina soldiers’ level with Kamuzu Barracks but Leman Nthala on goals for Kamuzu Barracks was too good to concede a goal as he was producing excellent saves.
In the 90th minute Kamuzu Barracks midfielder Kelvin Hanganda hit the last nail on Moyale Barracks coffin when he scored his side’s second goal of the afternoon and the match ended 2 nil in favour of Kamuzu Barracks.
Speaking after the match, Kamuzu Barracks coach Billy Phambala expressed delight with the win. In another Super League matches on Saturday, Azam Tigers were held to a 1 all draw with Epac fc at MDC stadium.