Mzuni FC’s coach, Alex Ngwira, has patted his charges on the back for achieving the team’s objective of collecting a minimum of 20 points in the TNM Super League first round.
Ngwira’s tactics of aggression in set-pieces and pressing saw Mzuni stun Be Forward Wanderers 4-2 at Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday.
The students wound up the first round on 27 points. Usually, 30 points is considered a safety zone and Mzuni have 15 games to play in the second round.
Last season, Mzuni survived in the league by the skin of their teeth after finishing 12th with 29 points, at par with 13th placed Dedza Young Soccer.
“Our objective for the first round was to reach the 20 points mark so that we should not play under pressure in the second round,” Ngwira said in a post-match interview at the stadium.
“There is minimal difference in the standard play between Mzuni and Wanderers, but we had an edge because we have a young squad. We had the energy and we were pressing all over the pitch.”
During the game, Mzuni scored through Hudson Milanzi (brace), Liwindiko Mshane and Fraston Chisi.
Wanderers scored through Jimmy Zakazaka and Peter Wadabwa to finish the first round on position seven with 24 points, eight points behind leaders, Blue Eagles.
The Nomads finished fourth last season with 45 points and their stand-in coach, Elia Kananji, on Sunday bemoaned his charges’ sloppy displays.
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