Written by YAMIKANI SIMUTOWE
BLANTYRE—Striker Vincent Chithenga punctuated his scoring prowess in the TNM super league when he scored four goals as relegated Bvumbwe Research a secured 6-1 over fellow relegated Escom United at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday.
Chithenga, who has been leading throughout the season until recently when he faced competition from Silver Striker’s Rodrick Gonani and Epac FC’s Ishmael Thindwa having scored 14 goals apiece, has taken his tally to 18, thereby enhancing his chances of grabbing the golden boot award.
Both Gonani and Thindwa were also in action when the bankers hosted Thindwa’s Epac FC at Silver stadium, but they failed to find the scoring formula.
Harvey Mkacha gave the banker an early first half lead, but Epac’s Bright Phiri, who came off the bench, equalized in the second half to salvage a 1-1 draw.
The match, however, was not short of violence as the banker’s supporters petted stones and other objects at Epac FC’s supporters following Phiri’s goal.
The bankers needed to win to give their supporters early third successive league championship celebrations, and as a result of failing to accept a 1-1 draw result, the banker’s supporters started throwing objects at Epac FC’s players.
However, the bankers, who now have 55 points from 26 games, are remained with two games against Kamuzu Barracks and Mighty Wanderers.
To defend the title, the bankers must win all the remaining games considering that second placed Big Bullets have 52 points from 26 games and also remained with two games.
In other games, Mafco FC collected maximum three points after beating relegated Kabwafu FC 2-0 at Mzuzu stadium. The Salima based side scored through Hassan Chapola and Sadani Magwere.
While Azam Tigers settled for a goalless draw with Blue Eaggles at Nakhaka stadium in Lilongwe.