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Blantyre United suffered two consecutive TNM Super League defeats in the Central Region over the weekend.

After they were swept aside 3-1 by rookies Masters Security FC on Saturday at Dedza Stadium, United lost 1-0 to struggling Civil Sporting Club at Civo Stadium on Sunday.

It was Civil’s first league victory, thanks to Anthony Banda’s lone goal.

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Like headless chickens, United were jittery in front of goal.

Ian Banda and Sparrow Msowoya were some of the outstanding performers for United whereas Justin Kamanga was solid at the back for Civil.

United are ninth on the log table with three points from four games.

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In a post-match interview, Civil Head Coach, Franco Ndawa, said the victory was a morale booster.

“The team is slowly gelling and I am confident that we will do well this season. I have seen great commitment from the players,” Ndawa said.

United Head Coach, Leo Mpulula, admitted that his side was struggling in the top-flight league.

“It is unfortunate that we have lost to such type of teams because we were supposed to play by example. You can see that Civil is just a makeshift team. We were second on the ball and we missed several scoring opportunities. We need to pull up our socks if we are to stay in the TNM Super League,” Mpulula said.

In other games played on Sunday, Mzuni FC thrashed Mafco FC 3-0 courtesy of Lazarus Nyemera’s brace and Lundiko Mshani whereas Blue Eagles are still searching for their first victory of the season having drawn 1-1 against Dwangwa United at Nankhaka Stadium on Sunday.

Mzuni top the log table with seven points from three games followed by Masters with six points from the same number of games.

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