Written by INNOCENT KUMCHEDWA
LILONGWE--Mtsiliza United forward James Chawinga’s first half hat trick helped his side to comfortably triumph over Mchinji Boma stars in the lower tier Lilongwe and district Chipiku football league at Silver stadium Saturday.
The Lilongwe based side hit the back of the net barely after 5 minutes from kick off when Samalani Matiki’s inviting cross was tapped in by the unmarked James Chawinga to make it 1-0.
Chawinga went on to register two more goals two minutes later when he dribbled past his opponent before unleashing a thunderbolt which beat Mchinji Boma stars keeper Charles Chipeta.
Gillette John gave Mchinji Boma Stars false hope when he converted a spot kick on the quarter hour mark to put the scores on 2-1; however his side looked lost and struggled to match the pace of Mtsiliza United attackers led by Chawinga, Matiki and Philip Gideon.
The visitors were made to pay for their sloppy marking as they allowed Chawinga once again to complete his hat trick on 20th minute, putting the tally at 3-1.
In the second half, Mchinji Boma stars were the match improved side as they started to take control of the game and fought as wounded buffaloes. It did not take long before they were rewarded for their efforts when Thom Nyirenda’s volley found its way into the net to reduce the arrears.
However, Mchinji Boma Stars hopes to salvage a point were shattered on the 85th minute when Samalani Matikis strike made it 4-2, putting the tally beyond Mtsiliza’s reach.
“We played well but we failed to utilize the chances we created, and our striking force lacked composure so we have been punished for that. We will polish up on our striking force so that we can win the other games” said Mchinji Boma’s Richard Fosiko, younger brother to Mighty Wanderers Coach Felix Fosiko.
Mtsiliza’s coach Jabilo Mmaliro said: “I am happy for the victory and I thank my boys for the great effort which they put into this match. This victory has given us morale to win more games to realize our dream of playing in the super league.”
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