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Mixed fortunes in 2nd round start

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The opening week of the TNM Super League’s second-round produced 12 goals from five games, taking the overall tally of goals for the season to 281 in 125 games, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has disclosed.

Five games ended in wins with one match between Blue Eagles and Silver Strikers ending in a goalless draw on Sunday at Nankhaka Stadium in Lilongwe.

The Bankers trail leaders, Be Forward Wanderers, by a point, but the Nomads have a game in hand.

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Wanderers have 35 points from 15 games whereas Silver have 34 points from 16 games.

Silver are the only unbeaten side this far, and they have scored 21, conceded six, winning nine and drawing seven.

Silver Team Manager, Francis Songo, said he was happy with their record.

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“We had a good match. Our boys played well and getting a point against an equally good side is not a joke. At least, we are still unbeaten as we eye the championship,” he said

Blantyre United dropped six points in their away fixtures to Chitowe after conceding six goals and scoring none. Blantyre United lost by 3-0 margins to Dwangwa United and Mafco on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

So far 281 goals have been scored.

The week produced two penalty kicks, one awarded to Azam Tigers FC who converted through Bonda Mpinganjira in 2-1 win over Premier Bet Wizards on Sunday in Mulanje.

Wizards Technical Director, Peter Mponda, said the loss gave them food for thought in the second-round.

The other penalty was awarded to Red Lions in their game against Moyale. Mphatso Ngwira scored from the spot when Lions lost 2-1 to Moyale Barracks in Mzuzu on Sunday.

Overall, Wanderers have won the most games, 11, from 15 games drawn and lost twice each.

Civil Sporting Club are the highest scorers with 25 goals whereas Blantyre United have leaked the most goals, 33.

Khuda Muyaba, Luke Chima, Misheck Botoman, Mathews Sibale and Mphatso Phillimon have scored seven goals each whereas Joseph Kachule, Vincent Nyangulu and Jiddy Mbandambanda have netted six each.

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