NEWS | SPORTS | SIMSO PREMIER LEAGUE UPDATES
By Duncan Kaonga
….It doesn’t rain but pour for Fish Eagles in the division.
….Goals garole as the strikers outshine goalkeepers
The 3rd week of our esteemed league was a marvel to watch as every team was on top of its game in pursuit of the glorious three points.
During this week, 39 goals were scored as the strikers were on top of their game giving tough time to defenders and men manning the sticks for all teams which were playing as each game produced goals.
So, let’s get to business and have a glimpse of what transpired across the region in the SIMSO premier league where a total of 12 matches took place.
In Mzuzu, Luwinga United were at home again to make amends for their first loss in the 2nd week and they welcomed Mzimba Young Bullets who are trying to find their feat in their debut season. Luwinga united stuck its guns and cruised through past the visitors via a 3-2 margin.
Just miles away to Ekwendeni, the scorpions of vinthukutu (Chilumba Barracks) were on the road facing high flying Ekwendeni united who were on cloud nine after their first week triumph. After the match the home side got the better of the soldiers by a 3-1 score line.
In Nkhatabay, It doesn’t rain but pour for the lake shore men, Chintheche united as they were shown the hard part of the second tier league by losing 0-1 to Chitipa-based Lufita FC.
In the Ngoni land, Embangweni United who are slowly becoming a walk over in the division met Kajipoze at their own backyard. The god continue paying a blind eye on the home side as it was forced to a 2-all draw with the rookies.
In Rumphi, league leaders Hewe United were at home against highly motivated Baka City from Karonga. The match was highly anticipated but the home side, as most of their followers expected, delivered when it mattered most as they got the better of Baka by 2 goals to nil.
Still in Tumbuka land, new entrants Favored stars were on the road to meet Kawaza FC but as the former’s name says it all, they were favored by the football gods as they managed to collect their first maximum points away from home by humiliating their hosts in a five goal thriller. 2-3 was the full time scoreline.
12 teams battled each other out on the Sunday of this week.
In Mzuzu, At Chibavi ground the new home to Ekwendeni hammers was the venue for Hammers against the injured soldiers, Chilumba Barracks. The home side was on top of its game as it humbled the soldiers by 4 goals to 1. The loss has piled pressure on the soldiers as they returned home with 7 goals in their bag with only 2 goals of theirs to brag about from their journey to the Evergreen city.
Still in the evergreen city, Lady luck is still not smiling on Fish Eagles as they were humbled again at their own backyard by in form Lufita United in a match which the hosts surrendered their 1 goal lead to lose 1-2. It was a trip to remember for Lufita as they managed to collect all the maximum points on the road which is a no mean achievement in the division.
In Rumphi, after a disappointing home loss to favored stars Kawaza FC welcomed home again fellow culprits Baka City who were coming from a loss. The game was evenly matched as the teams shared the spoils; 1- all. The result means Baka went back to Karonga with only a point from their trip in the Tumbuka land.
Just kilometers away, Rumphi United were playing jubilant Favored stars who had tested their first win in the division but Rumphi United ended their honeymoon prematurely as they beat them by a single goal to nil. At least the Favored stars had something to brag about when they got back home in the ngoni land, the three points on the road.
In Mzimba, rejuvenated Manyamula FC played hosts to Kajipoze, who are yet to test victory in the league. However, Manyamula also did not want to end the ‘virginity’ of the rookies but had to beat them by 3 goals to nil to continue their clean start to the season with two wins in a row.
Finally in Mzuzu, High flying Zolozolo United were at home against wounded Young Buffalos at Botanic ground. The home side did not leave any stone unturned as they continued their good form in the division. The match ended 2-1 as the hosts extended their unbeaten run.
Esteemed readers that’s how the third week of SIMSO premier league transpired. Hope to see you next week for week 4 of our league.
Below is how teams stand as of week 3 and the fixture for week 4.