Toothless Tigers swallowed by angry Sable farmers


Former Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve player, Franklin Mlimanjira and Christopher Gototo scored one each to give their team, Sable Farming a much-needed victory over Kanjedza based boys, Mighty Waka Waka Tigers at Mulanje Park Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Nginde said in the post match interviews that the two-week break helped him to work on his team’s shortfalls, indeed Sable were a well organised team that were able to close spaces thereby frustrating Tigers.

After playing a two-all draw against Silver Strikers in his first game as Sable Farming manager, Former Silver Strikers mentor, Mcdonald Mtetemera has recorded his first win with the team in his second game with the team.

Sable started the game on a high note as they were playing a pressing and pacey football searching for an early goal.

Franklin Mlimanjira netted a super goal on 10th minute in the first half to give the Chiradzulu-based farmers a huge lead in the game a goal that helped them to settle down.

Sable were reluctant to slow their pace as they were still pressurising Tigers with Wadada Msowoya, Franklin Mlimanjira, Simeon Singa shining in the middle of the park.

In the 43th minute, Jaffali Maunde had an opportunity to equalise but his effort flew over the bar from long range.

At the break, Sable were hanging on to their slender lead.

In the second half, Trevor Kajawa sensed danger and he made two permutations as Precius Chipungu Yamikani Thole and Mphatso Kasonga were introduced for Rafiq Juma, Helard Bisan and Sandress Gondwe respectively.

Even with changes made for Tigers, Sable started where they left in the first as they were pilling pressure second after second.

Just after 5 minutes in the second half, striker, Christopher Gototo doubled the lead to completely take the game to their side.

Kajawa had to slow in last dices as Frank Chikufendi and Captain Iven Mwakapenda paved way for Henry Chiwaya and Bright Mtondadowa in the 65th minute.

Mtetemera brought in Amos Bello, Blessings Anzeru Joseph in the kate stages of the game just to give them game time.

Macdonald Nginde Mtetemera, Head Coach for Sable was delighted with the performance of his charges.

“It was a good but tough game,” said Mtetemera.

“It was a Derby, so it’s always tough for both sides as players know each other. But we planned to create chances and utilise then at the moment defending them.

“We missed chances, but am very happy with the performance of my charges.”

Mtetemera added that Sable Farming will remain in League and will finish on a good position.

His counterpart, Trevor Kajawa acknowledged the defeat.

“It was a tough game, we did not play our game. On paper it was a simple game but it was a Derby, so it’s always tough. We accept the defeat,” said Kajawa.

Kajawa further said its now time to focus on their remaining games against Nyasa Big Bullets weekend before winding up the first round against Silver Strikers.

This is the fifth defeat for the Kau-Kau Boys in row as they lost to Blue Eagles, Mafco, Karonga, Civil United before being stun by the rookies.

With the win, Sable have moved away from the bottom of the table and they now sit 14th with 9 points from 9 games.

Mighty Tigers remain sixth on the table with 15 points from 13 games.

Next up for the Chiradzulu based farmers is a trip to Lilongwe to play against the venom, Kamuzu Barracks.

Mcdonald Mtetemera was tasked to take them team away from relegation zone by the end of the first round.

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