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Mighty Beforward Wanderers go top

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Mighty Beforward Wanderers have deposed Mafco at the top of the TNM Super League after a successful tour of duty in the Central Region.

The Nomads did this in style after they collected six points-three from the deposed leaders Mafco on Saturday and the other three from struggling Civo United Sunday.

Jabulani Linje was the architect of his former team’s loss as the Nomads narrowly beat Civo 1-0.

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After a barren first half, Civo came with different ideas in the second in search for their first win of the season, but were frustrated by excellent goalkeeping by Richard Chipuwa.

Nomads spent the better part of the second half defending, as Civo were more dangerous in attack led by veteran Anthony Banda.

Cameroonian striker, Lionel Asu had a bad day as he was kept at bay by Patience Kalumo and skipper Emmanuel Zoya.

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The defeat means Civo are still without a win in the TNM Super League this season.

After the game, Nomads coach Elijah Kananji, was pleased with the two away victories in the Central Region.

“It feels great to be on top of the league. Civo gave us a good game but the players put up a gallant fight,” said Kananji.

His Civo counterpart, Oscar Kaunda, was dejected with the loss and refused to speak to the media.

Wanderers now have 13 points and are at the summit of the table. Mafco are now second with 12 points. Big Bullets are third with 11 points.

The defending champions were held to a one-all draw by Red Lions at the Zomba Community Centre Ground after Kumbukani Mwambene’s low drive from the edge of the box cancelled out Chiukepo Msowoya’s 86th minute strike.

It was perhaps a well deserved point for Red Lions who, while feeling the pinch of missing eight players through suspension, played 33 minutes with 10 men after Chikoti Chirwa was sent off for using foul language while remonstrating against referee Dennis Nguluwe when he was adjudged to have brought down Yamikani Fodya.

Big Bullets technical director, Billy Tewesa, said he.was disappointed that his side failed to grab maximum points.

“We did not play well today, therefore, we did not deserve to win,” he said.

Red Lions coach, Prichard Mwansa, said he.was impressed with.his side’s fighting spirit despite missing eight key players.

“We finished the match with a few men and I am glad we managed to get a point,” he said.

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