Luanar wraps up on high note in Chipiku league’s first round

LILONGWE– The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources Football club thrashed Mkanda Youth FC 1-4 at Mchinji Community Ground on Saturday, February 17, 2022 to finish the Chipiku Premier league first round on a high note. Wilson Yamikani reduced the arrears through a spot kick after LUANAR defender brought down Patrick Stephen in the…

…….MKANDA 1-4 LUANAR

By Edwin Mbewe

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources Football club (LUANAR) thrashed Mkanda Youth FC 1-4 at Mchinji Community Ground on Saturday, February 17, 2022 to finish the Chipiku Premier league first round on a high note.

Free scoring Innocent Makawano broke the dead lock at Mchinji in the 39th minute after poor communication from the host defence.

The host Mkanda were outplayed at the midfield as they failed to block LUANAR FC from penetrating hence allowed the pressure to mount on them.First half ended the visitors narrowly leading by a goal to nil.

In the second half Wilson Kapalamula scored in his own net as he tried to clear the ball from the students. Makawano came again at 49th breaking the host defence and scored a beauty.

Wilson Yamikani reduced the arrears through a spot kick after LUANAR defender brought down Patrick Stephen in the penalty box.

As the game was going towards the end,the visitors mounted another pressure and ignited fire, with Makawano displaying beautiful football with sexy dribbles. At 89th minute he was fouled in the penalty box and scored to complete his hat trick of the day.

The lad has now scored 11 goals from past 3 games,against Kasungu Police 4,Dedza Young Soccer FC 3 and 3 goals he scored on Saturday against Mkanda Youth FC. He has taken his tally to 18 goals now.

LUANAR FC who started the season with more struggles, reorganized towards the end of the first round in group A which is 2022 Chipiku Premier league group of death.

They have qualified to the second round of the league with 23 points from 14 games. The team is on position 2 but on better goal difference as they are tied on 23 points with Ngwanje FC.

Kawinga FC are leading the group with 24 points from 14 games but the team can be dislodged by Extreme FC who have a game to play with 22 points and currently sitting on position 4.

Play Football Malawi however are looking forward to win their last match and sneak within top 4,currently they have 20 points from 13 games on position 5.

Milias Pofera Jegwe, LUANAR FC coach, was delighted for qualifying into the second round of the league saying they started on a low note as good number of players were busy taking their examinations.

He further said that the team will maintain the run until the second round of the league, and that their focus now will be on Airborne Rangers FC game in the MK8.3 Nyasa Capital Finance Cup which is slated to kick off on 24th of this month.

His counterpart, Harry Smart, Mkanda Youth FC coach acknowledged the defeat saying his center attackers lacked marksmanship and composure hence failed to convert the chances they created.

Week 23 results from Thursday are as follows,Silver Strikers Reserve FC 0-0 Kamuzu Barracks FC, Simbi FC 3-1 St Gabriel Medicals FC,Airborne Rangers FC suffered a 2-3 defeat to Villa FC at home.

On Saturday 17th September, 2022,Mkanda Youth FC 1-4 LUANAR FC, while Wimbe United FC and Kawinga FC were awarded free points after Dedza Young Soccer and Green Rangers FC failed to show up.

Games continue this Sunday as Villa FC host Support Battalion FC at the Mchinji Community ground, Mitundu Strikers FC are hosting Silver Strikers Reserve FC at Mitundu ground.

Panthers FC are hosting Kamuzu Barracks FC in a must win situation for them if their dreams to remain in the league are to be revived.

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