Moyale’s Zondiwe Munthali on Sunday scored the quickest goal in the TNM Super League this season but it was not enough to prevent his side from losing to fellow soldiers c at Mzuzu Stadium.
Munthali found the back of the net after just 15 seconds for what is a contender for the fastest goal of the season.
The hosts’ lead lasted 20 minutes as Manase Chiyesa equalised for the defending champions. The first half ended 1-1.
Kamuzu Barracks completed the comeback in the second half when Zinjani Yona found the back of the net to make it 2-1.
There was however controversy at the end when referee Ken Ngwira allowed to play to continue for two minutes after five minutes of added time had elapsed.
In the 97th minute, a Kamuzu Barracks defender fouled a Moyale player in the box and the referee pointed to the spot.
This angered the visitors and their officials told players to walk out of the ground but midfielder Davie Banda convinced his fellow players to stay on the pitch.
Fortunately for the visitors, Khuda Myaba’s effort from 12 yards was saved by Lehman Nthala in goals for Kamuzu Barracks.
The game ended 2-1 in favour of the defending champions Kamuzu Barracks.
Coach for the visitors Billy Phambala said poor officiation is a problem in the North.
“We win the game yes, we are happy but referees are now everyday song especially here in the North. Although we won but somehow the officiation was not on our side,” said Phambala.
Moyale coach Nicholas Mhango criticised his players especially Myaba who missed the penalty.
“We lost the game that’s part of the game, the player who missed the penalty can tell everything why he missed it but congrats to Kamuzu Barracks today,” said Mhango.
After the win Kamuzu Barracks moved to position 10 with 25 points while Moyale dropped to position 7 with 31 points.
Moyale’s next game is against Mighty Be Forward Wanderers in the Fisd Challenge Cup.