The area 30-based policemen, Blue Eagles have sniffed a defeat in their final game as they were beaten 1-0 by the struggling TN Stars at Kasungu Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The cops who were on a five-game victory drought, went to Kasungu without their three key players, Schumacker Kuwali, Sankhani Mkandawire and Micium Mhone who were on national team duty in South Africa where the Flames were playing in the 2022 Hollywoodbets Cosafa Cup.
Blue Eagles started the League with impressive performance playing 14 games without a defeat. However, their nuts started to rust in their game number 9 against Dedza Dynamos where they were held to a goalless draw.
The Cops went on to play four draws against Kamuzu Barracks, Civil Service, Mighty Wanderers, and Ekwendeni Hammers conservatively.
Blue Eagles were chasing the championship but they have found themselves 11 points behind the League leaders, Nyasa Big Bullets.
The results mean that Kananji’s boys have failed to cut the gap with Nyasa Big Bullets to 8 but they remain 2nd with 30 points.
They have scored 18 goals and conceded 6.
With the defeat to Blue Eagles, Nyasa Big Bullets remain the only team to taste a defeat in the 2022 Super League.
Blue Eagles have recorded 6 draws, one defeat and 8 wins.
A win was very vital for TN Stars who are battling for their status in the elite league as it takes TN them to 14th place with 12 points.
Assistant coach for the police side, Christopher Sibale, attributed the defeat to management of the league, Super League of Malawi (Sulom) saying they were supposed to either rest them or give them this fixture last weekend as the team has contributed three players to the national team.
“We have missed our players today but this is according to plans of Sulom so that certain team should not have a competitor, it has happened, this result is what one should expect in a game of football,” said Sibale.
His counterpart, Honest Nkhwazi of TN Stars, said the coaching staff told their lads the need of the maximum points in a battle to survive from being relegated.
“We told them to play like we tell them at our training base, they have done just exact that, I am happy that we have finished the first round with a win,” said Nkhwazi
Elsewhere, in Rumphi Lesman Singini became the second player to score a hat-trick in the 2022 tnm Super League as Moyale Barracks ruthlessly hammered Rookies, Rumphi United by 5 goals to one. Raphael Phiri and Gasten Simkonda scored one each while Alick Harawa scored a consolation goal for the hosts.
Moyale Barracks are on position 9 with 17 points while the Leopards of Chikulamayembe are on anchoring the table with 9 points.
In Dedza, Promise Kamwendo netted a brace as Dedza Dynamos once again staged a comeback as they beat Civil Service United.
Christopher Kumwembe was on target for the servants.
Dedza finished the first round on position 7 with 22 points while Civil Service United drag themselves to 10th place with 17 points.
In Karonga, Ramadan Mtafu converted from the 12 yards to give Karonga United a most-needed victory against Ekwendeni Hammers.
Karonga finished on 8th place with 20 points while Ekwendeni Hammers are on 13th with 13 points.