Civil fail to go top, Bankers win


Civil Sporting Club winning streak in the TNM Super League has been halted following a 1-0 defeat to Mighty Tigers on Saturday afternoon at Mulanje Park Stadium in the tea growing district of Mulanje.

Tony Mbulu netted the lone goal to send the Kau Kau boys to fourth spot on the log just two points behind leaders, Blue Eagles, who have played six games, a single game less than the former and have got nine points.

Civil: have lost (file photo)

Civil who have played four matches were yet to test defeat or a draw before meeting the hungry Tigers and with this result they have failed to climb to the top of the table.

Speaking in an interview with the Press after the match, Tigers’ head coach Gerald Phiri confessed that it was a tough match and he praised his boys for a gallant fight.

“It was a tough game, you saw it the way Civil was playing, it was difficult for us to put the ball down but all the same we are happy that we have won the match,” he said.

On his part, Civil’s head coach Franco Ndawa whose side will also meet Nyasa Big Bullets on Sunday in Blantyre said it was a balanced affair which would go either side.

“It was tough game which was supposed to go either side, our friends found an opportunity and they utilised, let me congratulate them.

“I know we are meeting Bullets tomorrow (Sunday) we can’t say that we are prepared since in football a lot can happen, we’ll see,” Ndawa said.

In another match, a brace from Michael Teteh was enough for Silver Strikers to sink Mzuni fc in a 2-1 match played at Silver stadium in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.

Ramadhan Mtefu scored the consolation goal for the Mzuzu based side which is currently fourth from the bottom of the log with five points from five matches while the Bankers are eighth with seven points from four matches played.