Newly appointed Karonga United coach Christopher Nyambose guided his new side to a goalless league draw against Champions Nyasa Big Bullets at Karonga Stadium on Saturday to deny the Peoples’ Team a chance to go level on points with Blue Eagles.
Nyambose was appointed head coach of Ingwina on Thursday replacing fired Zimbabwean tactician Lazarus Magaya who was relieved of his duties after failing to guide the club to a win in five games.
Nyambose was however upbeat of ending the Bullets unbeaten run despite taking charge of the team for only 48 hours and even though he did not fulfil his prophecy, he managed to get a result that will go a long way in boosting his charges confidence going into the remainder of the season.
The barren drawn means Bullets are stuck on second position with 14 points, two adrift of leaders Blue Eagles who have a chance of opening a five point lead should they win their fixture against Silver Strikers at the Nankhaka Ground tomorrow.
The biggest winners of the day however were Wakawaka Tigers who moved three places up the table to position three with 12 points after goals from George Chaomba and Kondwani Chilembwe gave the KauKau Boys a 2-1 win over Dedza Dynamos at the Mpira Stadium.
The win is a second successive one for Tigers who had to come from behind to collect maximum points after Dedza took the lead in the fourth minute courtesy of a Clement Nyondo’s brilliant individual goal.
In Dwanga, MAFCO FC capped a brilliant week for them after registering a second successive win also in a 3-1 home win over troubled Moyale Barracks after whalloping TN Stars 5-1 in midweek. The Salima based soldiers are now in position eight with eight points from 7 games while the Lions of Kaning’ina still find themselves in 12th position with six points from same number of games.
Elsewhere, Civo United moved into position six from 10th after overcoming Ekwendeni Hammers 0-1 at the Mzuzu Stadium while the Hammers have now dropped to position seven from five following the latest defeat.
Mighty Wanderers and Kamuzu Barracks, tied on 10 points, have a chance to move into third place by end of the day on Sunday should either of the two team collect maximum points when they face each other at the Kamuzu Stadium while Silver Strikers can also find themselves within the top four should they manage to beat Blue Eagles at Nankhaka.
Elsewhere on Sunday, strugglers TN Stars and Red Lions will fight for vital points at the Kasungu Stadium while Civo Service United will be looking to return to the Capital City with maximum points with a win over Rumphi United.
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