Eagles beat Karonga Utd 2-1, move to fifth position: TNM Super League

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Blue Eagles have moved up from position nine to five on the log table, thanks to their 2-1 home win over resilient Karonga United at Nankhaka Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Blue Eagles have moved up to position five (file photo) Blue Eagles have moved up to position five (file photo)

The hosts were the first to get on the score sheet in the 31st minute of the first half through a Vitumbiko Kumwenda’s strike. The visitors equalized in the 3rd minute of the second half through Khumbo Msowoya before Micium Mhone’s spot kick sealed the Eagles’ win.

At Dedza Stadium, Babatunde Yusuf’s strike earned Masters Security a point after holding Red Lions to a 1-all draw with Benesi Kaisi netting for the Zomba based soldiers. Masters Security are now on position 10 with 15 points from 13 games whereas Red Lions lie seventh with 17 points from the same number of games.

The battle for points continues on Sunday with Civil Sporting engaging Silver Strikers in a Lilongwe derby at Civo Stadium. In other games, Nyasa Big Bullets and Azam Tigers will face off at Mulanje Park Stadium. Bullets are second on the log table with 22 points from 10 games while Azam Tigers are sixth with 17 points from 12 games.

Fourth-placed Mighty Be Forward Wanderers will host TN Stars at Balaka Stadium. Wanderers have got 18 points from 10 games while TN Stars are ninth with 15 points from 12 games.

Kamuzu Barracks will host Karonga United at Kasungu Stadium with Moyale hosting Dwangwa United at Mzuzu Stadium. Kamuzu Barracks are position on eight with 16 points from 12 games whereas Karonga United are on position 13 with 12 points from 13 games.

Moyale are on position 11 with 14 points from 12 games with their opponents lying on position 12 with 13 points from the same number of games.

Meanwhile Silver Strikers have said they are not losing sleep over Sunday’s Capital City derby against Civil Sporting at Civo Stadium. Silver top the log table with 26 points from 11 games while the Civil lie third with 19 points from 10 games.

Speaking to MBC Sport ahead of the derby, Silver Team Manager Francis Songo said his side is aimed at consolidating their lead on the table but pointed out that it won’t be an easy ride. Likewise, Azam Tigers has vowed to pile more misery on Big Bullets, who lost 0-1 to Blue Eagles in the Airtel Top 8 final.

While admitting that it won’t be easy to stop the Ndirande outfit, Tigers Technical Director Robin Alufandika claimed he has enough ammunition for the encounter. Bullets Team Manager James Chilapondwa said they equally prepared for the showdown and that they look forward to pocketing three points to reduce the gap on league leaders.

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