By Lucky Millias:….
TN Stars Coach Honest Nkhwazi believes that his team will not face a chop from the elite league, TNM Super League following their win on Sunday afternoon at Kasungu Stadium.
TN Stars Football Club have collected maximum points over the Salima based soldiers Mafco Football Club at Kasungu stadium on Sunday afternoon after hammering the soldiers by 2 goals to 1.
Stars came from behind to force the much-needed victory as Tonny Mbulu of Mafco Football Club netted the first goal of the match before Sammy Phiri equalised before the end of the first half.
The Kasungu outfit who were coming from shameful loss against the Civil Service United inside the week at Champions Stadium in Dowa by three goals to zero came with different mission in the second half as the former Masters Security Fc and Ekwendeni Hammers forward Sammy Phiri completed his brace for the day and helped his side to collect maximum points.
WHAT WAS SAID?
UseIn the post match interviews, TN Stars after coach Honest Nkwazi praised his boys for working hard for the whole 90 minutes.
Nkhwazi hinted that it was a must win game for the Ngulanawambe boys and he added that they are looking forward to collect all the 18 points from the remaining 6 games.
“I’m happy that we have managed to beat them [Mafco] and collected all points and I hope this will keep happening for the remaining games as you know our aim is to remain in the league,” He said.
His counterpart, Jimmy Zunga for Mafco except accepting the result, he blamed his boys for not utilising all the chances they created and converted into goals.
“It was a good game for us and we could manage to finished it in the first half but my boys missed a lot of chances which we need to solve it in our training before another assignment,” Zunga said.
However Zunga questioned the referee’s decision following the misunderstanding in the second half when the former Baloka Fc hitman Richard Mbulu scored the second goal for Mafco but the assistant referee said it was a handball.
According to Zunga, the officiation panel who officiated the game had some questionable discussion including the penalty which TN Stars was awarded.
“As Mafco we don’t want to talk much about the referees because that is not our work but you can see how they have officiated this game. We have done our part and Super League of Malawi should look into it,” He said.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
This means that every team have used the home ground advantage as last time when the two sides met at Chitowe stadium in the first round of the TNM Super League, Mafco smashed TN Stars by 5-1.
This is the first win for TN Stars since July 10 when they stunned Blue Eagles and they have played 8 games without a point.
This is the first back-to-back loss for Mafco since their first three games. They lost to Mighty Mukuru Wanderers in their last outing in Blantyre before this defeat.
Following the result, TN Stars have only managed to change on the number of points on the log table as they now have 15 points after playing 24 games and are still in position 15 while Mafco are in position 6 with 39 points after playing 25 games.