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Blue Eagles, Silver Strikers drop points

Azam Tigers’ striker Bright Munthali’s late goal denied Silver Strikers maximum points and a chance to climb to the TNM Super League summit following a 1-1 draw at Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday.

Striker Tizgobere Kumwenda had put the visitors ahead in the 68th minute, getting to the end of a poorly cleared ball to fire past Tigers’ goalkeeper, William Thole, at the near-empty Blantyre arena.

However, the lead vanished three minutes later as Munthali, who scored in a 1-0 first round win over Silver in Lilongwe, bundled in the leveler after a carefully taken free-kick that caused a scramble on the visitors’ goal-mouth.

The draw took Tigers’ tally to 30 points from 21 games as they remained eighth whereas Silver moved to second with 37 points, at par on points with leaders, Mafco.

Silver pushed defending champions, Nyasa Big Bullets, down to third position. Bullets have 36 points from 20 games following a 1-0 win over rivals, Be Forward Wanderers, on Saturday.

Blue Eagles remain fourth with 36 points from 19 games after Sunday’s 1-1 draw against bottom-placed Max Bullets at Nankhaka.

Eagles remain winless in four second games.

Max Bullets’ Sparrow Msowoya scored to cancel out Charles Ngosi’s early goal for Eagles. Max Bullets remain bottom with eight points and coach Aubrey Nankhuni warned against ruling the rookies out of the league.

“We will fight to the wire. Do not count us out,” Nankhuni said.

At Mzuzu Stadium, Premier Bet Wizards came from behind to hold fellow strugglers, Karonga United, 1-1 also yesterday. Karonga have 18 points from 20 games, whereas Wizards occupy 13th position with 19 points from 20 games.

Elsewhere, Red Lions defeated Dwangwa United 1-0, courtesy of Loti Chawinga’s goal. The Lions took their tally to 21 points from 20 games while lying 11th. Dwangwa are second from bottom with 16 points from 20 games.

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