LILONGWE--The soldiers of Kaning’ina from the green city of Mzuzu, Moyale Barracks, failed their mission the capital, Lilongwe, in the TNM Super League encounter and returned home empty handed.
Moyale, which recently lost to defending champions Silver Strikers, had hoped to “rescue” 3 points for a possible six but Blue Eagles had other plans. They came from behind to win 3-2 at Nankhaka stadium on Sunday.
In this game, Moyale started off looking sharp, ready to upset the Area 30 outfit. Moyale’s good start led to early opener through Chrispin Fukizi who beat his former team mate John Soko, 1-0.
However, Moyale’s lead was short lived as Blue Eagles’ sparkling youngster Meceum Mhone put matters on level terms, 1-1. Both teams tried to double their advantage before the break but they all failed short as the referee blew the whistle to announce halftime.
In the second half, Moyale started by dominating the early exchanges, and soon that dominance transformed into a goal as victor Phiri unleashed an unstoppable short outside the penalty box. John Soko (Blue Eagles goalie) couldn’t do anything about it, 2-1.
In attempts to capitalize on their advantage, Moyale brought in Clifford Fukizi in place of Timothy Nyirenda. In the dying stages of the game Blue Eagles woke up from their slumber and pilled lots of pressure on Moyale’s back four. The team’s insistence paid off as Charles Ngosi’s powerful shot beat Charles Chenga Sikwewa (Moyale goalie) to make it 2-2.
Blue Eagle’s turnaround was completed in 89th minute when Gilbert Chirwa connected home a Peter Mgangira’s free kick.
After the match Moyale coach Nicolas Muhango said he was disappointed with two late goals his team conceded.
“We started well but we failed to defend in the last final minutes of the game,” he said
His opposite number Dekleck Msakakuona said: “My boys had a fighting spirit in this game. They were not let down by the goals they (Moyale) scored.”
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