Dedza recover from Wanderers’ defeat with a victory in Kasungu


Dedza Dynamo Salima Sugar Football Club are continuing their good form in league after thumping TN Stars on Sundy afternoon at Kasungu Stadium.

Its a good response a big team could wish to have staged after a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Mighty Wanderers 7 days ago in the lucrative FDH Bank Cup.

Coach Dan Dzimkambani made four changes from the previous team that suffered a 0-3 defeat against Mighty Mukuru Wanderers at Dedza Stadium in the FDH Bank Cup.

Andrew Mtimkhulu was given a chance to start ahead of Donnex Mwakasinga, Christopher Phiri was given his Super League debut and Henry Misinjo returned to the starting Xi.

The team’s deadly striker Promise Kamwendo missed the game as he was suspended for the match.

To bring back happiness to the travelling group of die-hard fans, Dedza started the game on a high notch with a pressing football.

Charles Chipala nodded home Henry Misinjo’s free kick in the third minute to give the visitors an early lead.

TN Start who are second from the bottom looked to come back into the game as Silver Strikers’ loanee Frank Chizuze and Stars’ No 6, Philip Banda had a good combination before inviting Dedza’s goalkeeper into a save from the edge of the box.

A moment later, Former Civil service United full back, Matthews Zaulombo nearly thickened Dedza’s lead when he was well set on the right flank before seeing his ambitious drive saved by Stars’ goalie, Blackson Kotei.

After 25 minutes, Charles Chipala was at the thick of things again when he extended Dedza’s lead. He received a pass from the midfielder, Henry Misinjo who was dictating in the the middle of the park.

He nearly bagged his hat-trick when he was spotted by Victor Lungu but his short misses the upright by inches.

Alexander Cosmas was denied from reducing the arrears by Goalie after seeing his long drive saved just before half time.

In the second half, Gift Magola and Griffin Ng’anjo were introduced for Christopher Phiri and Henry Misinjo.

Frank Chizuze brushed away a chance after rifling wide as he was set by Alexander Cosmas.

Immediately after his introduction, Gift Magola had his name on the scoreboard to put TN Stars at bay and swift away their hope of salvaging a point.

TN Stars team manager Honest Nkhwazi, in the post match interviews, accepted the defeat  and said they need to settle down and rectifythe problem as time is flying away for them.

“It was a good game. Our opponents played well and we conceded simple goals. We were not at our best as have failed to display our football. We need to sit-down with our players to map out the way forward for the next assignment ” said Nkhwazi.

On his part, Dedza Dynamos head coach Dan Dzimkambani was happy with the result.

“Our target was three points. We have collected the three points and we are happy with the results,” said Dzimkambani.

Following the victory, Dedza Dynamos have climbed the table to 6th with 28 points from 17 games, displacing Silver Strikers who are travelling north for two assignments as they are taking on both Ekwendeni Hammers and Rumphi United.

TN Stars have 12 points from 18 games.

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