By Erik Chiputula:
Lloyd Njaliwas late strike helped Moyale Barracks to beat Be Forward Wanderers 1-0 at Mzuzu Stadium in a game of few clear chances.
Wanderers made some changes from yesterdays win against Ekwendeni Hammers as Lughano Kaira replaced suspended Peter Cholopi while Vitumbiko Kumwenda paved the way for Felix Zulu.
The hosts were the first to create a good scoring opportunity after 24 minutes but unmarked Gastin Simkonda sent his shot over the bar from the box.
It took 35 minutes for Be Forward Wanderers to find a great chance as Vincent Nyangulu who was found in a one on one situation with goalkeeper Macdonald Harawa failed to convert instead his shot went straight into the palms of goalkeeper.
The Nomads had another opportunity squandered earlier in the second half but Yunusa Sheriffs header from a well taken freekick went wide.
Captain Lloyd Njaliwa could have put the hosts in the lead with 12 minutes to go but Richard Chipuwa denied him by producing a fantastic save to conceding a corner.
Wanderers brought in Vitumbiko Kumwenda and Juma Yatina for Vincent Nyangulu and Isaac Kaliati but the changes didnt make any dividend as Moyale were more offensive than the visitors.
When everybody thought its over, it was Lloyd Njaliwa who capitalized Wanderers’s defense elapse to score the decisive goal for the soldiers.
It was Nomads first away loss of the season after three away games.
Another late goal was registered at Nankhaka Stadium where Civo Service united beat Blue Eagles 1-0 to continue their unbeaten run curtesy of Ranken Mwale’s goal.
The game was stopped for some minutes due to heavy rains and after it resumed the play was unadmirable as both sides opted for aerial balls due to pitch condition.
The servants who are chasing for the first league title since 1987 have jumped to the summit of the log table with 20 games from 10 games displacing Silver Strikers who have 19 points and a game in hand.
At Karonga Stadium, Chitipa United have registered a second win of the season after their 1-0 victory over MAFCO FC in a game both sides were reduced to ten men due to red cards.
Khumbo Ngambi scored for the hosts but he was sent off later for two bookable offenses.
A moment later, MAFCO’s Martin Masoatheka was also shown a red card after exchanging words with the referee.