SIMSO PREMIER LEAGUE UPDATES
By Duncan Kaonga Jnr
Week 14 of action was a one the weeks to reckon with as far as action in different play grounds was concerned.
Goal droughts were the common phenomena in the week ending as only 11 goals were recorded in the entire 5 matches of action. Two matches were not played as Kawaza was in no show for their assignments against Manyamula, and Mzimba Young Bullets on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Currently, Alick Harawa of Rumphi United is leading the golden boot race with 12 goals; one better than Joseph Mbewe, and Clever Kayira of Ekwendeni Hammers and Zolozolo United respectively.
Esteemed readers, now let’s take a look at what transpired in week 14 of action in different desert like pitches in the region.
In Mzuzu, Zolozolo United were at home against rejuvenated Kabwafu United at Botanic ground. As the 90th minute hour mark was reached, the hosts who laughed last as they beat travelling Kabwafu by a single goal to nil.
In Ekwendeni, Ekwendeni United welcomed Hewe United at the CCAP ground where the hosts have made a reputation of being a tough venue for opponents to collect all the maximum points. Ekwendeni United did not waste much of the time to collect the much-needed points on top of their visitors who only had a goal to brag about. 2 goals to 1 it ended.
In the Ngoni Land, Manyamula United played host to Kawaza FC at Manyamula ground where the odds were against the visitors considering their form. Fortunately for the hosts, they needed not to drop sweat as they collected the maximum points plus two goals courtesy of failure of the hosts to show up.
In Chitipa, Lufita United faced a stern test against high flying Clever Boys (Baka City) at Lufita ground. During the match, the hosts couldn’t sustain the pressure of the fast moving Karonga based team who have since established themselves as title contenders with their current form in second tier league. The match ended 1 nil in favor of the visitors.
In the Ngoni land, Kabwafu United hosted the league’s hot cake Ekwendeni Hammers at Kabwafu ground. Remember Kabwafu were coming from a disappointing trip in Mzuzu where they dropped all the maximum points at the hands of Zolozolo United but they did not allow the result to get into their heads as another tough encounter was at their disposal.
The hosts managed to put their house in order to get the better of the league leaders by beating them by 4 goals to 1 to hand the Hammers their third defeat of the season.
In Mzimba, Rejuvenated Mzimba Young Bullets were supposed to face Kawaza at Kaya Kaya ground but with reasons known to themselves Kawaza did not fulfill their fixture and it was all smiles for the hosts who gained from the outcome. 2 goals and three points in the bag. What a good week for the rookies!
In the Green City, Hewe United rounded up their trip down north with a game against high-flying Zolozolo United at Botanic ground which has become a slaughter house for most of the teams in the division. The visitors couldn’t stand the heat against the Joseph Soko led team as they were humbled by a goal to nil.
The result means Zolozolo United were the force to reckon with in week 14 of action as they were untouchable and managed to conquer both tests against them.
That is how the action went on in different play grounds in the division as some were left with some homeworks to do when preparing for week 15 of action whilst others just needed minor polishings.
Below is how teams stand as of week 14 and the fixtures for week 15 of action.