By McLloyd Kudzingo
Bob Mpinganjira has started his new role as head coach of Mighty Be Forward Wanderers badly following the team’s defeat at the hands of Red Lions in the TNM Super League.
Royal Bokosi’s 35 meter drive was enough to give the Zomba based soldiers victory at the jam-packed Mangochi Stadium.
After the game Mpinganjira said it was a painful defeat considering the fact that they are now 12 points away from the league leaders Nyasa Big Bullets
“It is a painful defeat. We really wanted a win to narrow the gap between us and the league leaders but this is how it has ended, It happens in football. We have to go back and reflect on the result and see on how we can improve our performance,” he said.
Lions coach Stereo Gondwe said he was delighted with the victory considering the facts that Wanderers is a bigger side and they are the league’s defending champions.
” It was a very tough much.Our opponents really came had on us but our boys did a very good job to frustrate them and i am very excited with the victory,” he said
The loss means Wanderers have now dropped to 12th place with eight points from six games while Red Lions have climbed to third position with 15 points from nine games
The Mangochi result is also good news to Nyasa Big Bullets who have now opened a five points gap at the summit of the super league following their 2-0 victory against Masters Security at Mulanje Park in Mulanje.
Bullets started strongly, forcing a couple of saves from Masters’ goalkeeper Chimwemwe Kumkwawa.
However Chiukepo Msowoya’s header 15 minutes into the game proved to be too much for Kumkwawa who picked the ball from his own net again in the dying minutes of the game following a Chimango Kayira’s strike.
Bullets have now bagged 21 points from nine games while second placed Silver Strikers have 16 points from seven games.
At Kasungu Stadium Kamuzu Barracks came from behind to force a draw against rookies TN Stars.
Manase Chiyesa cancelled China Chirwa’s first-half strike for the two sides to share a point each.
In Mzuzu Moyale Barracks were 2-0 winners over Civil Sporting with Gastin Simkonda and Lloyd Njaliwa scoring for the Mzuzu based soldiers.
Below are the full results of the games played on Sunday in the TNM Super League.
Dwangwa United 1-0 Karonga United
Civil Sporting 0-2 Moyale Barracks
TN Stars 1-1 Kamuzu Barracks
Red lions 1-0 Mighty Beforwad Wanderers
Nyasa Big bullets 2-0 Masters Security FC