Civo Sporting Football Club (FC) condemned TNM Super League leader BeForward Wonderers to their first defeat, after quick fire goals from Fletcher Bandawe and Innocent Tanganyika, in the first half that earned Civo a deserved 2-0 victory, at Civo stadium on Saturday.
The capital-city-based giants have now climbed into the top eight of the table with 14 points, just 5 points off early set pacers Wanderers following a superb team performance, despite the Normads rallying in, but no avail.
Yassin Osman’s side went into this game on the back of 6 wins and a draw in their 7 outings in the League, but the civil servants were fantastic in all areas of the pitch and announced their title credentials in impressive fashion.
Rafael Phiri fired over in the first five minutes as Civo looked to impose themselves from the outset, pressing with great intensity from the front.
Fletcher Bandawe fired in the 24th minute to give Civo a deserve lead before Innocent Tanganyika doubled the hosts lead 2 minutes later as Wanderers struggled to contain the home side advantage.
Civo maintained the temple in the second half, but wasted chance after chance to kill off the match.
Despite Normads having the likes of Joseph Kamwendo, Yamikani Chester and Jablan Linje on the park, they failed to muster clear goal-scoring opportunities as Civo hang on comfortably for a deserved win from start to finish.
Speaking in a post-match interview, Civo Sporting Club Assistance Coach Oscar Kaunda, expressed his delight in his team’s victory.
“We were superb throughout the 90 minutes. This is just the beginning of better things to come,” he gushed.
Efforts to speak to Wanderers coaching line, proved fertile as they declined an interviewed.
In the other TNM Super League results Mzuni FC beat Blantyre United 3-1 and Wizards earned a 2-1 victory against Dwangwa.