Jack Chiona and Victor Harawa scored in each half to inspire Dwangwa United to a comfortable 2-0 victory over struggling Red Lions in a TNM Super League match played at Chitowe Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Just a day after losing to MAFCO FC, the Zomba based Soldiers were no match to Dwangwa’s pace as they found themselves 1-0 down just five minutes into the match.
Chiona scored a stunner when the rookies brilliantly exchanged passes, leaving the visitors in disarray, 1-0.
At the other end of the field, Bonface Kaulesi almost pulled level when his strike was deflected outside for a corner by the hosts who were caught off guard in the line of duty.
However, Dwangwa United were able to tame Lions’ pace in midfield where Chiona was totally in command.
Come second half, the hosts nailed it in a similar fashion, but this time around, it was Harawa who completely dented Lions’ hopes of making a comeback with a cool finish that left Mike Kumanga speechless on the technical area.
The Soldiers tried to reduce the arrears but Lloyd Nkhwazi’s men stood firm to collect maximum points to move up to 11th with 25 points from 22 games.
As for the Zomba based side, the latest defeat leaves them in 13th position but they are outside the drop zone due to superior goal difference over 14th placed Masters Security FC who also have 20 points from 22 games.
At Civo Stadium, Civil Sporting Club needed an Innocent Tanganyika second half penalty to salvage a point against Azam Tigers in a match where players from the two teams exchanged blows due to superstition beliefs.
Bernard Palanda had given the visitors a lead in the first half before Tanganyika’s leveller to grab a point.
Tigers play Silver Strikers at Silver Stadium on Monday.