What looked like the game of the week failed to live up to its billing as it lacked spark for Mighty Mukuru Wanderers and Blue Eagles to share a point each at Kamuzu Stadium in the TNM Super League Sunday.
Wanderers scored through Muhammad Sulumba while the Police side replied through Micium Mhone.
The result means Blue Eagles have reduced the gap with leaders Nyasa Big Bullets to six points as Bullets are dictating affairs in the league with 35 points from 13 games while Eagles trail with 29 points after playing 13 games.
The Nomads also remain third with 23 points from 12
Wanderers, smarting from, official launch of K175 million worth Mukuru sponsorship, looked destined to impress their newly acquired sponsors when they took an early lead six minutes into the game.
Striker Muhammad Sulumba capitalised on a defensive lapse by Eagles to shoot past impressive Brighton Munthali in goal to put the Lali Lubani Road side ahead.
Both teams lacked offensive play and had difficulties to keep possession as strikers on either side were starved of good supply of balls.
After an impressive display Wanderers’ goalie Richard Chipuwa made a costly mistake in the 33 minute when his fumbled shot from Gaddie Chirwa landed on Mhone’s feet, who quickly sent it into the net to equal the score line.
Both teams made several changes in the last half, with Nomads bringing in Vitumbiko Kumwenda and Misheck Bottoman, who revived their attacking power, while Chikondi Mvula and Onesimo Mbendera did magic for the visitors but all their efforts failed to make a difference as wastefulness took centre stage.
Kumwenda thought he had won it for Wanderers but the goal was ruled out for an infringement.
During this game, Eagles welcomed back striker Schumacher Kuwali, who has been on the sidelines for sometime due to an injury, but he was not his usual self as he could not utilise Chirwa’s numerous supplies.
Eagles Assistant Coach Christopher Sibale remains optimistic that his team will bounce back.
Wanderers Assistant Coach Joseph Kamwendo said his team was just unfortunate not to carry the day.
In other games played Sunday, Karonga United beat Rumphi United 1-0 at Rumphi Stadium whereas TN Stars and Civil Service United drew 2-2.
Mafco FC defeated Dedza Dynamos 2-0 with Bernard Chimaimba and Paul Phiri scoring for the soldiers.
In another match, Kamuzu Barracks and Sable Farming drew 1-1.