By Lusekero Mhango
KARONGA-(MaraviPost)-Chitipa United’s upturn in form under new coach Christopher Nyambose continues to gather momentum after easing past fellow strugglers Mtopwa Fc 2-0 in a TNM match played on Saturday.
The encounter played at the Soccer Cathedral of the Karonga Stadium was an historic game as it saw a Female coach take charge of an elite Super League team for the first time ever when it saw Karren Chaula lead the visitors out following her appointment as the club’s head coach earlier in the week.
However, the home side made sure that Chaula’s reign as Mtopwa’s tactician ended in defeat as they proved too strong on the day in the comfortable win.
Emmanuel Muyira’s 7th minute penalty and a Gule Mwisope strike in stoppage time in the second half ensured Nyambose’s 100% home record since taking charge of Chitipa United with his side’s third win on the bounce at home.
Meanwhile the victory also meant that for the first time this season the hosts climbed out from the relegation zone up to 13th place with 16 points from 16 matches while dropping the visitors in it for the first time this season on 14 points from the same number of games.
Speaking in a post-match interview Chitipa United coach Christoper Nyambose while hailing Chaula’s historic appointment was pleased to spoil Chaula’s day who he describes her as a friend and a great tactician.
“As expected it was a tough match because both teams play a similar style of play but today we just wanted it more than them hence I’m pleased with the boy’s effort and performance in earning us the vital three points which pushes us out from the relegation zone which is a big boost,” said a smiling Nyambose.
Therefore Nyambose commended Mtopwa FC for the appointment of Chaula saying it is a game changer in as far as promoting women football and female coaches in the country.
Never the less Nyambose’s counterpart Karren Chaula the newly named Mtopwa tactician, while expressing happiness in aspects of their play said the short break that they had following the completion of the first round fixtures affected their rhythm as they did not play their usual football.
“We have to admit to ourselves that we were second best today in most aspects of the game as Chitipa were quicker to everything and did not allow us to settle and build up any momentum in our play,” she said.