Tigers, Mzuzu Warriors in impressive league restart

TNM Super League

Tigers FC and Mzuzu Warriors resumed the TNM Super League on a high registering victories in their respective games on Good Friday.

After three months of no league action, six teams, Civo, Tigers, Ntopwa, Mzuzu Warriors, and TN Stars were sanctioned to face each other on the first day of resumption.

Tigers picked a fast goal against Ntopwa courtesy of Mathias Nyirenda at Chiwembe Stadium. 

Nyirenda's goal has enabled Tigers to love to 12th place with Eight points from Nine games, while Ntopwa is on seventh place with 14 points from 10 games.

Another victory on the day was for Mzuzu Warriors who beat Red Lions 1-0.

The Warriors, stopped the Lions' ambitions to move to the top of the league courtesy of George Chaomba.

The Zomba-based soldiers have similar points with leaders, Silver Strikers and second-placed Ekwendeni, but had a chance to dislodge them and retain the spot.

With 11 games, the Lions will only have to pray that the two sides drop points as well in their games this weekend.

As it stands, Mzuzu Warriors are now on position 13 with eight games and points respectively.

Civo dropped points against TN Stars at their backyard in Lilongwe, opting for a single point on the goalless draw.

The fourth-placed side, Civil needed the maximum points to be able to be at par with the top three teams in terms of points.

They however have maintained the position, but with 17 points now from nine games, while TN Stars is sixth with 16 points from eleven games.

After the game, Jomo Osman, Ntopwa FC owner conversed defeat saying they were not a bad side on the day despite the loss.

"Our friends got a chance and utilised it. They pressured us in the first minutes, but we were just unable to score. I can't blame the boys that they were not in the game. It's part of football," he said.

During the match between Civo and TN Stars, Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, who is also chairperson of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 visited the venue and said she wanted to appreciate how they are adhering to the prevention measures.

Chiponda latter said she was impressed with the way teams and officials conducted themselves saying she is also eager to see the sport return to normal.

The games continue on Saturday as Mzuzu Warriors is set to play Nyasa Big Bullets' at Kamuzu Stadium, while Karonga United host MAFCO at Karonga Stadium.

Kamuzu Barracks will play Blue Eagles at Civo Stadium, while Ekwendeni Hammers host Be Forward Wanderers at Mzuzu Stadium.