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Kamuzu Barracks consolidate lead, Wanderers in goal party

By Mabvuto Kambuwe:

BLUE FIRE—Wanderers torment Masters

There was a goals galore in the TNM Super League as Be Forward Wanderers thrashed Masters Security 6-1 at Kamuzu Stadium Monday.

This was Wanderers’ fifth consecutive league win of the season but for Masters, it was the second consecutive loss after a 2-0 defeat at the hands of TN Stars recently.

Babatunde Adepoju and Francis Mkonda combined with deadly effect to lead the destruction of their former team. Babatunde netted a hat trick while Mkonda bagged a brace.

The Nomads’ other goal came from Isaac Kaliati while Amadu Makawa scored the consolation goal for Masters.

The Lilongwe-based side struggled at the back in the absence of defence pillar Eric Etsigah.

At Civo Stadium, Kamuzu Barracks (KB) were at their devastating best to consolidate their top slot in the elite league after beating brothers-in-arms Moyale Barracks 2-1.

Manase Chiyesa hammered a brace while Moyale’s Deus Nkutu netted the face-saver.

The result means the Lions of Kaning’ina returned to their Mzuzu base empty-handed as they lost 1-0 to Silver Strikers on Sunday.

The win ensured that KB remain at the summit of the log table with 23 points from 10 games, a point above Wanderers, who have played nine games.

KB defeated Karonga United 2-0 on Saturday at the same venue.

TN Stars also continued collecting full points with a 1-0 win over Blue Eagles at Kasungu Stadium, courtesy of Dave Mthini’s 75th minute goal.

Stars remain third in the top flight league with 21 points from 10 games.

Wanderers assistant Coach, Oscar Kaunda, said his team deserved the victory.

“We started slowly because Masters came with a plan to disturb us. But we asked the players to engage an extra gear and go for the final kill.

“They responded well and we got the goals we needed to collect full points. We are taking each game seriously so that we compete for the league title,” Kaunda said.

Masters Coach, Abas Makawa, said his charges gave the Nomads too much space.

“We had a problem at the back and gave our opponents too much freedom but we cannot entirely blame the players. There are problems we need to work on and we will bounce back very soon,” Makawa said.

In this weekend’s action, Wanderers take on TN Stars at Kamuzu Stadium while fourth-placed Nyasa Big Bullets, who have 18 points from nine games, travel to Lilongwe for two tricky fixtures against KB and Masters.

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