KB beat Dedza Dynamos to go third


By Antony Isaiah Jr

Kamuzu Barracks on Wednesday afternoon collected maximum points over Dedza Dynamos Salima Sugar Football Club after a two-nill conquest at Champions Stadium.

Zeliati Nkhoma broke the deadlock before Reserve graduate Olson Kanjira sealed the victory.

It was Olson Kanjira second goal in three games that he has been entrusted by the assistant coach, Blessings Kawanga after being promoted from the reserve side this second half of the season.

The victory heaves the Chiwoko boys to thrid place on the 16-member tnm Super League log table with 40 points from 21 games, levelling their pickings with second-placed Blue Eagles but they have played two games more while Dedza Dynamos immerse 8th position with 32 points from 20 games.

Dan Dzimkambani, Head Coach for Dedza Dynamos said his charges tried but they failed to utilise the chances that they created in the game.

“We didn’t play well in the first half, maybe it’s due to fatigue because we are coming from another tough game against Mighty Mukuru Wanderers. We only had one training session before this game.

“We picked up ourselves in the second half but we could not utilise the chances that we got, while our opponents utilised their chances,” said Dzimkambani.

His counterpart, Blessings Kawanga heaped praise on to his boys from showing the Lion’s heart in the game.

“We are targeting to finish in top three, so to match with our ambition, winning this game was a must. It was not an easy game but I must admit that the boys showed the determination to win the game,” said assistant coach for Kamuzu Baracks, Kawanga.

Dedza suffer first defeat after three months’

Dedza Dynamos’ 3 games in a space of 5 days journey started with a defeat at Champions Stadium in the hands of the soldiers, Kamuzu Barracks.

The Salima Sugar sponsored side prior to the game had a good run of results and performance, playing 8 games without being whipped.

Their last collapse in league was dated to June 19, 2022 when they were beaten by Mafco FC at Chitowe by two goals to nill. They collected 20 points in 8 games, levelling Nyasa Big Bullets’ pickings in the same number of games and period.

Straight from a 2-all stalemate against Mighty Mukuru Wanderers at Dedza Stadium, Dan Dzimkambani made three changes as Donnext Mwakasinga re-occupied his goals after missing for almost a month replacing Andrew Mtinkhuru, Charles Chipala and Limbani Phiri were thrown in for Ibrahim Sadik and Mathews Zaulombo.

Dedza Dynamos only had one training session as they played another tough game against Mighty Mukuru Wanderers on Sunday, they showed some glimpse of fatigue as they started their game on a slow pace.

It was Kamuzu Barracks who were enjoying the proceedings as Patrick Banda, Gregory Nachipo were dominating the midfield, allowing Zeliati Nkhoma and Olson Kanjira to shine upfront but they could not open the scores in the first half.

Only their defence that was led by Captain Justice Chihoma was very organised as they denied Sam Gunda, Zeliati Nkhoma, Olson Kanjira from finding the back of the net.

After trailing by a goal in the second half, Dzimkambani wanted to ignite his attacking zone, he introduced Gift Magola and Ibrahim Sadik for Limbani Phiri and Charles Chipala.

Henry Misinjo was also thrown in for Suwedi Limbani but the changes could not pay off, as Kamuzu Barracks’ defence formed the rock, blocking any goal attempts made by the Dedza’s lethal forwards, Clement Nyondo, and Promise Kamwendo.

Dedza will now shift their attention to the next game against Karonga United on Saturday at Karonga Stadium before facing Ekwendeni Hammers 24 hours later.

Kamuzu Barracks enjoying their relocation’

The Chiwoko Boys have now occupied the third place following their victory and they are enjoying their relocation of home ground.

They announced the changing of their home base following the closure of Civo Stadium which is undergoing renovation ahead of the Region five games slated for December this year.

General Secretary for the Soldiers said the decision will help them expanding their fan base to Mponela and it seems to have started working.

Kamuzu Barracks have managed to collect 9 points from 3 games that they have played at their new home ground, scoring 8 goals and conceding just 2.

They started with a thumping 5-2 victory over the Relegation favourites, Rumphi United before recording another victory over Red Lions.

Straight into the game against Dedza Dynamos, the assistant coach, Blessings Kawanga who is spearheading the technical panel in absence of the head coach, Charles Kamanga who is attending the Caf B coaching course in Blantyre.

He maintened the team that beat Red Lions making only one change as he gave the reserve graduate, Olson Kanjira a start ahead of veteran Striker, Kelvin Hanganda.

The victory was acknowledged to player’s performance but it could be extended to the vocal support from the fans that was continuously singing “ife sitilora\ pano ndi pa home”.

The performance of the boys in the second half was coupled by the presence of the number 12 player.

Zeliati Nkhoma broke the deadlock in the second half, just 11 minutes from the restart. He was spotted by midfielder, Sam Gunda on the good position before slotting his effort past Donnex Mwakisinga.

Olson Panjra thickened the lead in the 67th minute as former Silver Striker midfielder, Chimwemwe Chisambi teeid him up in front or goals. They Youngster took courage and put the ball into the back of the net.

Darlington Bisika and Sam Chiponda were thrown in for John Banda and Chimwemwe Chisambi.

Kamuzu Barracks will travel to the southern region to face Mighty Tigers, the Kau-Kau Boys.

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