NEWS | SPORTS
By Duncan Kaonga
Mzuzu based Moyale Barracks Football club on Sunday denied traveling Mighty Tigers to collect maximum 6 points from their trip to the evergreen city, Mzuzu by humbling the visitors 2 goals to 1 in a thrilling comeback victory for the soldiers.
The Kau Kau boys got off to a dream start on Saturday, when they easily passed through straggling Mzuni Fc by 2 goals to nil. The result moved the Blantyre based Tigers to the summit of the table with 12 points.
On Sunday against Moyale, it was business as usual for Alufandika Boys as Chikayiko Batson drew first blood in the opening half to put the visitors in front with a slender lead to the second half.
It was in the second half when the Lions of Kaning’ina (Moyale Barracks) upped their game to level the scores through captain Gastin Simkonda spot kick after the Tigers goalie Christopher Mikuwa fouled advancing Simkonda.
The comeback was completed when Super substitute Wacheta Mwenefumbo win for the converted Simkondas free kick in the dying minutes of the game to claim all the maximum points against the Kau Kau boys in front of their cheering zealots.
In a post-match interview with EM, Moyale Barracks team manager Victor Phiri expressed satisfaction with the win saying it was paramount for them to collect maximum points over Tigers.
“Am very happy that we successfully achieved what we planned we needed all three points and it is a well done job for the boys. He said.
On his part Mighty Tigers head Coach Gerald Phiri senior conceded defeat and praised his charges for putting in a grant fight during their trip up north.
“It was a good game but we failed to adapt to the playing style of our counterparts (Moyale) which led to the loss but it’s part of the game we tried our best we don’t have anyone to blame it’s part of the game you lose some and you win some.” Phiri Said.
He added: “It’s not bad we have collected three points on the road which is impressive from my boys and now we need to focus on our next matches in the league because this is not the end of the road for us we will bounce back”.
Mighty Tigers despite their loss to Moyale still maintained their stay on top of the standings with 12 points as they are separated with Silver strikers and Moyale Barracks who are on position two and three respectively who have 10 points each.