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The line-up is complete. Premier Bet Wizards became the third team to be relegated from the TNM Super League after a 3-0 loss to Moyale Barracks at Mzuzu Stadium on Sunday.

After a 4-1 win over Chitipa United at Karonga Stadium the previous day, Wizards needed another victory while hoping that Masters Security would lose to Kamuzu Barracks (KB).

But Zondiwe Munthali scored in either side of Timothy Nyirenda’s penalty goal for Moyale to seal the fate of Wizards.

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The Peter Mponda-owned side has been relegated from the top-flight league after amassing 28 points from 30 games.

Masters, on the other hand, came from behind to beat KB 3-2 at Dedza Stadium to take their tally to 31 points. Masters wind up the season with Nyasa Big Bullets.

KB took the lead through Diouf Simaone, but Vincent Nyangulu scored two quick-fire goals for Masters to take the lead.

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Juma Yatin converted Masters’ third goal in the early stages of the second-half, before Simaone reduced the arrears in stoppage time.

After the final whistle, Masters Coach, Abbas Makawa, praised his charges for grabbing the much-needed victory.

He said, after being trounced 4-1 by eventual champions Be Forward Wanderers on Saturday, they needed maximum points against KB.

“We had a plan. We knew that our game against Wanderers would be difficult. Though Wizards won on that day, we knew that they could not win two games in the Northern Region.

“With that in mind, we had to make sure that we win today [Sunday] against KB considering that we were playing at home. It was our first season in the league and it was obvious that we were going to fight relegation. We are hoping that, next time, we will do better,” he said.

Mponda admitted that his side, which has been relegated alongside Blantyre United and Chitipa, faced a tough ride in the league.

“We had all the chances [during the game against Moyale] but if a team cannot convert its chances definitely it gets punished. That was also the case today [Sunday]. Throughout the [league] campaign, we have been losing games that we should have won,” Mponda said.

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