By Draxon Maloya:
Experience helped the much improved military outfit, Moyale Barracks football Club to beat struggling Mzuzu Warriors in a thrilling TNM Super League match played before a sizeable crowd who thronged the Mzuzu stadium on Saturday.
The combination of old guards, Deus Mkutu, Gastin Simkonda, Boyboy Chima and the Fukizi brothers, Chrispin and Clifford proved unstoppable for the Warriors who are yet to collect any point from a total of five games they have played so far since the commencement of games from Covid-19 break.
Speaking after the match Moyale Barracks assistant coach, Prichard Mwansa attributed his team’s win as result of blending new and experienced players which he said is crucial in a derby.
“Mzuzu Warriors have always come out hard on us playing very good football so we had to blend skillful and experienced players which has proven lethal on our opponents and we managed to dominate in both halves,” Mwansa said.
His counterpart on the Mzuzu Warriors bench, Gilbert Chirwa described his team’s loss as just a mere fluke saying luck was not on their side but was also quick to point out that Moyale Barracks played very well.
“Our opponents played very well they forced as to be chasing them for a good part of the game, we were second on every ball until we made some changes, but otherwise we were only unlucky not to have scored any goal or two in this match,” Chirwa said.
Apart from Lloyd Njaliwa’s 31st minute goal in the first half to cement their win, one of Moyale Barracks’ long serving players Chrispin Fukizi was also voted man of the match and he walked away with an Old Mutual miniature.
With the win Moyale have tied on 13 points with TN Stars and Karonga United and they are on position 9 on the log-table due to an inferior goal difference while Mzuzu Warriors remain rooted at the bottom of a 16 member TNM Super League.