Zomba based soldiers, Red Lions FC head into a fourth week as leaders of the 2017 TNM Super League, Malawi’s top flight.
The Lions lead the pride with 12 points from six matches.
On the other hand, Lions, who have scored seven goals, are vigilantly watching their back as Blantyre’s BE FORWARD Wanderers are on their tail due to a goal difference.
The Wanderers, who have two matches in hand, have found their way to second position on a clean sheet. Nomads remain undefeated in four matches and their goal custodian is yet to pick the ball from behind the goal line.
On 18 June, the Lali Lubani boys were at it again when they gunned down Nkhotakota based soldiers MAFCO 3 – 0 at the same venue. Fortunate centre-back Lucky Malata, Joseph Kamwendo and Peter Wadabwa scored the goals.
Nomads continued their winning journey on 17 June when they defeated hosts Dwangwa United at the Chitowe stadium in Dwangwa-Nkhotakota district. Wanderers scored through Wadabwa. The defeat places Dwangwa on position 15 with four points from six matches.
Wanderers’ unbeaten run begun on the official opening match of the league when they defeated defending champions Kamuzu Barracks 1-0 away in the capital, Lilongwe at the Bingu National Stadium. Julius Kajembe was on target for the visitors.
On their return from the 2017 Airtel Top 8 Final match defeat to Silver Strikers, Nomads beat city rivals, Premier Bet Wizards at Mulanje Park stadium in Mulanje District. Felix Zulu scored Nomads’ lone goal.
Ironically, Wanderers are a point ahead of their sworn rivals Nyasa Big Bullets who have played seven matches.
The eight time TNM Super League record holders were on 18 June held to a shocking goalless draw against rookies, Masters Security, away at the Dedza Stadium in Dedza district.
This was after the Bullets’ 1-0 loss against hosts, Blue Eagles, at the Nankhaka stadium in Lilongwe. Chisomo Chilasa pierced Bullets the Lilongwe based police men in the 81st minute.
The Eagles now lie on the tenth spot with eight points from six matches. They are a point behind Mzuzu based university students, MZUNI.
In other matches, Premier Bet Wizards moved to third with 11 points from six matches after defeating drawing three-all against city rivals Blantyre United. The result places United on position 13 with four points from six matches.
Moyale Barracks are on position five with 10 points from five matches. The Mzuzu based soldiers shared points with visitors Silver Strikers of Lilongwe on 18 June at the Mzuzu stadium in Mzuzu city.
The Strikers who sit on the eighth spot with nine points from five matches stroke rookies Chitipa United on 17 June, 2 – 0 at the same venue. Chitipa United are at the bottom of the 16 member league with a point from seven matches.
Defending champions, Kamuzu Barracks were forced to a shocking a one-all draw against debutants Civil Sporting at the Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. The home draw leaves the soldiers on position 12 with five points from a similar number of matches. While Civil are now 14th with four points from six matches.