LILONGWE--Mighty ‘Nyerere’ Wanderers were on Saturday, July 21, 2012 shoved out of the TNM Super League driving seat, when they lost 3-2 to a much improved Civo United in a thrilling encounter at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. Before the match, the Nomads were leading the pack with 17 points from eight games but the result means Civo have now taken over the driver’s seat with 18 points from nine games played.
Lusekelo Mwathengere put the hosts on the winning trail just a minute into the game before Lazarus Chirwa added the second against the run of play. The Nomads trailed 2-0 at half time but two quick goals from Diverson Chilemba and Joseph Kamwendo just after the recess saw them pulling level.
As Nomads fans celebrated their team’s come back, Civo’s skipper Charles Ben spoiled the party with Civo’s third goal. A clearly disappointed Wanderers coach Franco Ndawa blamed the loss on complacency, saying his charges would have gone for the kill after canceling Civo’s 2-0 lead within a space of one minute. “The boys relaxed after we equalized and we have paid dearly for the complacency. Otherwise it was a good game and we are going to rectify our mistakes before we face Kamuzu Barracks tomorrow,” said Ndawa.
His counterpart Alex Masanjala saluted his charges for a job well done, describing the match as one of the best games for this season. In other league matches, Kabwafu held Blue Eagles to a one-all draw at Nankhaka Stadium with Bvumbwe Research and Epac United settling for a barren draw at Balaka Stadium. Blantyre United defeated Azam Tigers 3-2 at Kalulu Stadium in Nchalo.
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