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Draw delights Mzuni FC, Red Lions

Mzuni FC’s TNM Super League 1-1 draw against Red Lions at Mzuzu Stadium on Saturday was “well deserved and crucial”, the hosts coach, Alex Ngwira, has said.

The Mzuzu side saw their early lead cancelled out in front of their supporters and Malawi National Football Team Coach, Ronny Van Geneugden.

Wakisa Mwenengube headed home from a Lazarus Nyemera free-kick after four minutes.

The visitors waited until the 20th minute to equalise.

Kumbukani Mwambene tapped in from a rebound after Innocent Bokosi’s close range effort was well saved by Chimwemwe Kumkwawa in Mzuni’s goal.

“It was a difficult game and their system of playing aerial balls was hard to contain. They were also more physical [than us] throughout. That was a problem to my players.

“So to get a point from the game is not bad at all. I would have been much worried if we had lost. Mind you, they came from behind [to equalise] and I feel delighted,” he explained.

Lions Coach, Mike Kumanga, rued his side’s missed chances.

“We really wanted to register our first away league win but that was not the case. As others put it, a team should expect one of three results in football – a win, a defeat or a loss. I am happy with the point,” he said.

Mzuni remain at the league’s summit with eight points from four games.

Before facing Chitipa United Sunday, Lions had five points from three games.

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