Blue Eagles returned to the summit of the TNM Super League following a 3-0 convincing victory over Mighty Tigers at Nankhaka Ground Sunday.
Following the win, Eagles have 25 points from nine matches, two points above second-placed Nyasa Big Bullets, who defeated Civil Service United 1-0 in another league match on Saturday.
Schumacher Kuwali netted a brace for the Eagles before Gaddie Chirwa hammered the last nail in Tigers’ coffin.
Kuwali scored just five seconds into the match-probably the fastest goal of the Super League history.
Both teams settled quickly but Chirwa struck the post.
On the other hand, Precious Chiudza and Ivan Mwakapenda caused plenty of problems to Eagles defence.
Kuwali completed his brace in the 72nd minute when he tapped in a Chirwa pass.
Four minutes later, Chirwa finally registered his name on the score sheet from close range.
Eagles Coach Eliya Kananji said the players showed great character.
“Tigers are always tough customer. We told the players to up their game and we are happy that we collected maximum points,” Kananji said.
Tigers Coach Trevor Kajawa said fatigue cost them the game.
“The players did well against Eagles but it was not easy playing two games in 24 hours,” Kajawa said.
At Kamuzu Stadium, Mighty Wanderers returned to winning ways after beating Dedza Dynamos 2-0.
Two second half goals from Muhammad Sulumba and Chiukepo Msowoya secured full points for the Nomads, who have handed naming rights to Mukuru.
Sulumba connected a Stanley Sanudi cross in the 55th minute before Msowoya doubled the lead in the 63rd minute.
Wanderers Assistant Coach Joseph Kamwendo said it was a good response from the players.
Dynamos Coach Dan Dzinkambani said despite half-time controversy, which saw their dressing room being invaded, inexperience cost his youthful charges the game.
“Congratulations to Wanderers, they scored clean goals and deserved to win. My players are young and you can forgive them for some of the mistakes. Otherwise, we don’t want to comment much about what happened to our dressing room,” he said.
At Civo Stadium, Kamuzu Barracks claimed a 1-0 victory over Ekwendeni Hammers courtesy of Ndaona Daisi’s goal from the penalty spot.
The soldiers are third with 17 points from eight matches whereas Hammers are on position seven with 11 points from 10 matches.
Elsewhere, rookies Rumphi United stunned fellow debutants Sable Farming 2-0 at Rumphi Ground thanks to Trouble Kajani’s brace.
Rumphi are on position 10 with nine points from nine matches whereas Sable are second from bottom with just five points from seven matches.