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Cops match back on second spot in TNM Super League


Dedza Dynamos against Eagles

By Edwin Mbewe

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The area 30 outfit, Blue Eagles FC, on Sunday, October 23, 2022 defeated rookies Dedza Dynamos FC 4-0 at home, Nankhaka Stadium, to match back to position two in the TNM Super League.

Ian Chinyama opened the score sheet at 15th with a stunning goal as he scored from almost a right corner flag as the ball went into the box as a cross but ended up kissing Donnex Mwakisinga’s net.

Gaddie Chirwa added the margin at 33rd minute from Trouble Banda’s assist.

The home team got their third goal in the second half at 56th minute, an own goal from Dedza defender Kondwani Kathumba who failed to clear Richard Rapson’s powerful shot.

Chirwa completed his brace of the day at 62nd minute from Richard Rapson’s brilliance play.

Blue Eagles FC started the game on a high note as they were coming from Kamuzu Barracks FC 1-0 defeat away in Dowa Mponela.

Kananji made some changes from the line up that started against Kamuzu Barracks FC as Brighton Munthali returned on goals for Chakonda Majanga with Captain Schumacher Kuwali starting the game after returning from the injury he sustained when playing Nyasa Big Bullets FC in Blantyre, Gilbert Chirwa returned after serving his suspension.

Micium Mhone was dropped to bench.

However, Eliah Kananji maintained the back four consisting of Sankhani Mkandawire, Jacob Robert as centers with Ian Chinyama and McDonald Lameck playing as Left and Right backs respectively.

In the engine room he fielded Paul Master, Gilbert Chirwa, Trouble Banda and Richard Rapson who had grant performance while Gaddie Chirwa and Captain Schumacher Kuwali played as the twin strikers.

Dedza Dynamos FC Coach Dan Dzinkambani also made almost seven changes from the line up it played Silver Strikers FC at home in Dedza.

Donnex Mwakisinga guarded the sticks with captain Justice Chihoma,Kondwani Kathumba,Suwedi Limbani and Chimwemwe Royal as defenders.

Henry Misinjo, Christopher Phiri,Daniel Saulo and Ibrahim Sadik played in the midfield with Promise Kamwendo and Vincent Mbayani played as center attackers.

However the changes for Dan Dzinkambani didn’t pay him any dividend as the team looked disjointed in many positions, not only that,but also failed to coordinate well as their attackers lacked composure hence failed to create clear cut chances.

To the part of the home team, the changes seemed to work as they created more scoring chances though missed some through Schumacher Kuwali, Gaddie Chirwa but dominated the play through Richard Rapson, Gaddie Chirwa,Kuwali,Trouble Banda and Paul Master.

The game produced one red card which went to Suwedi Limbani for a foul on Gaddie Chirwa, the center referee Pilate Chibengeri went on to produce two yellow cards which went to Sankhani Mkandawire for poor marking and to Brighton Munthali for delaying the play.

Eliah Kananji showing dissatisfaction with the four goals lead,he made some changes, taking out Gaddie Chirwa, Gilbert Chirwa, Schumacher Kuwali, Jacob Robert McDonald Lameck and were replaced by Christopher Gototo, Micium Mhone, Arthur Moffat, John Malidadi Jnr and Franco Ndawa Jnr.

While his counterpart introduced goalkeeper Andrew Mtinkhulu for Donnex Mwakisinga due to injury at 36th minute ,Lameck Gamphani, Henry Sanudi,Hardson Milanzie and Griffin Ng’anjo replaced Ibrahim Sadik, Daniel Saulo, Chimwemwe Royal and Henry Misinjo.

Richard Rapson was later voted man of the match.

Pilate Chibengeri blew the whistle to end the match and it was confirmed Blue Eagles FC matched back to the second position which was occupied by Kamuzu Barracks FC.

The cops have 53 points from 26 games played on number 2,and they are trailing by 8 points from the league leaders Nyasa Big Bullets FC who have 61 points from 25 games.

The area 30 outfits are remaining with four home fixtures against, Sable Farming FC, MAFCO FC, Mighty Mukuru Wanderers FC and TN Stars, if they manage to win all the games.

The cops have chances to finish the 2022 season as runners up as they will finish with 65 points.

After the game,Eliah Kananji hailed his boys for the win describing the 4-0 win as morale booster saying it has taken time for the team to score more goals since their away game in Balaka against Red Lions in the first round.

Kananji acknowledged they are having pressure competing with Kamuzu Barracks, Mighty Wanderers on position two but was upbeat to finish as runners up.

He said oneness will help the team to achieve this goal.

His counterpart Dan Dzinkambani described the game as good but attributed the defeat to the poor officiation.

Dzinkambani said he made changes to rotate the players as the season is long.

Dedza Dynamos FC are sitting on position 8 with 39 points from 27 games.

Dynamos are the only new comers of the 2022 season who seem to have survived the chop as their counterparts Rumphi United FC returned to SIMSO/INNOBUILD league while Sable Farming FC are still struggling in the relegation zone despite their away 1-2 victory against TN Stars.

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Lloyd M’bwana
Lloyd M’bwana
I'm a Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resource (LUANAR)'s Environmental Science graduate (Malawi) and UK's ICM Journalism and Media studies scholar. I have been The Malawi Country Manager and duty editor for the Maravi Post for the past Three Years. My duty editor’s job is to ensure that the news is covered properly, that it is delivered on time, and that it is created to the standards set out in the editorial guidelines of the Maravi Post. I also decide most of what the user will or will not see. And those users will be clicking on the website expecting to see what their trusted news. Organisation has to say on an issue. I started as a senior Reporter with the Maravi Post over a 6 years ago. When I have time, I do field reporting as well.

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