Blue Eagles on Wednesday wasted a golden chance to catch up with Be Forward Wanderers at the summit of the TNM Super League log table.
Eagles dropped points in a goal-less draw with Mafco at Nankhaka Stadium in Lilongwe.
A win would have taken Eagles to 19 points, at par with the Nomads.
Nonetheless, Eagles have, on goal difference, displaced Moyale Barracks on second position. Both teams have 17 points.
Eagles have played 11 games, more than any other team in the league this season.
In a post-match interview, Eagles Coach, Audloy Makonyola, said his side missed scoring opportunities.
“We created some chances but luck was not on our side. It was a good game and both teams played good football,” he said.
Mafco Coach, Temwa Msuku, though frustrated with the draw, said his charges played according to instructions.
Msuku has set himself a target of a top-six league finish this season.
“We know the problems of the team and we will definitely work on them before the end of the first round,” Msuku said.
The Salima-based soldiers have made a slow start to the season compared to the previous four seasons.
Mafco are on position eight with 12 points from nine games.
Before the start of the season, Mafco lost top forward Richard Mbulu to Mozambican side, Costa do Sol.
However, the team has received a boost after some players returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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