By Lusekero Mhango
KARONGA-(MaraviPost)-Karonga United’s recent up turn in form continues to gather pace after battling past a stubborn Mzuzu Wariors 2-0 in a TNM Super League match played on Sunday.
The victory which was the hosts third win on the bounce following recent successes over Kamuzu Barracks and Tigers FC was earned courtesy of second half strikes from Clement Nyondo and Crispin Mhangama.
The encounter played in front of a restricted 250 partisan home faithfuls due to the COVID-19 measures at the soccer cathedral of Karonga Stadium saw the hosts deservedly come out on top after a dominant performance from start to finish.
After earning a morale boosting win on Saturday against fellow stragglers Mtopwa FC, the defeat means that the warriors top flight status is hanging in the balance following their unconvincing start to this season’s league campaign.
Speaking in a post-match interview Karonga United coach Dan Dzinkambani, hailed his boys for their resilience to keep creating goal-scoring opportunities despite missing many chances.
“I thought my lads were wonderful today from start to finish and the 2-0 score line doesn’t reflect our dominance today, we really should have won by a bigger score,” he said.
However his counterpart Gabriel Chirwa, expressed optimism of escaping relegation despite another latest setback towards their survival aspirations.
“I thought we played some good football in some spells only the final ball and composure let us down but all in all I am proud of my boys for the display that they showed hence I’m still confident that we can dig ourselves out of this hole that we are currently in and survive relegation,” said an optimistic Chirwa.
With the win Karonga United have moved up four steps on the log table up to sixth with 21 points to their name from 14 matches while Mzuzu Warriors remain rooted to the bottom of the 16 member team league with only 11 points to their name from also 14 encounters.