Former Flames striker John Maduka inspired his side, Royal AM, to move second on the DStv Premiership table with a convincing 2-0 win over SuperSport United on Sunday.
Mxolisi Mucuphu and Victor Letsoalo were on target for Royal as the side leapfrogged Kaizer Chiefs.
Royal leapfrogged Kaizer Chiefs into second spot on the table.
“Maduka’s charges had a perfect start after Mxolisi Macuphu gave them the lead in the ninth minute with a wonderful first-time volley at the near post after a cross by Zukile Mkhize,” soccerladuma reported.
Royal were awarded a penalty after a handball, by Guily Manziba in the box, which Letsoalo converted by sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.
Following the win, Royal have 33 points from 20 games, having scored 27 goals and conceding 19. They lie behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, who top the table with 48 points from 21 games.
In another development, Flames striker Gabadinho Mhango was an unused substitute when Orlando Pirates defeated eSwatini side Royal Leopards 6-2 to get their Caf Confederation Cup campaign back on track.
They top the group with six points but they can be overtaken by Al Ittihad if the Egyptian club win their last match against Leopards, who have already been eliminated.
Elsewhere, Peter Banda’s Tanzanian side Simba SC lost 2-0 to the Moroccan RS Berkane in another Caf Confederation Cup group match.
Banda was substituted in the 46th minute as Simba failed to break the away jinx in Morocco.
The former Nyasa Big Bullets player was disappointed with the result, saying they lost an opportunity to top group D.
“It was tough playing away. We tried our best but it didn’t work. We still have chances of progressing to the next stage as we have more games to play,” Banda said.
This result saw Simba SC dropping to third position with four points from three matches.
Peter Fote is a Sports Journalist with huge experience in radio and Television reporting, production and presentation. He once worked with Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and is currently working for Times Media Group.