Tigers' league poor performance continues as they lose away to Lions of Kaning'ina forest

Moyale Barracks has kick-started the 2022 Bola pamtsetse Tnm Super League season second round with a 3-1 home win against relegation threatened Waka Waka Tigers at Mzuzu Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The Lions of Kaning'ina welcomed back services of their striker Gasten Simkonda from injury in style as he scored Moyale's first goal at 41 minutes in the first half after connecting a Brown Magaga's cross.

Poor communication at the Tigers defense gifted the hosts a second goal two minutes later when Raphael Phiri connected Simkonda's head beating Tigers goalkeeper Dalitso Khungwa.

The Kau Kau boys pulled one back through Alfred Sapanga whose volley from the edge of the 18 metre box beat Moyale's goalie Simion Harawa.

At 72 minutes, Gastin Simkonda assisted for third goal as his free kick was well headed into the net of Tigers by Maneno Nyoni to make the game 3-1.

In  an interview after the game, Moyale Barracks headcoach Prichard Mwansa said the victory is morale booster for the soldiers who now have 20 points from 16 games.

Mwansa said his charges are geared to do well in their remaining games.

"Moyale played their game and did very well. We will try as much as possible to improve every match. I know it will be tough to remain the remaining games, but if they maintain the style, we will surely win the games," said Mwansa.

Commending a good display from Gasten Simkonda who missed the team's games due to an injury, Mwansa said Moyale Barracks' vision is to finish in top eight of the league.

On the other part, Tigers' headcoach Trevor Kajawa blamed his charges for losing concentration in the final minutes of the first half which he said costed them victory.

Tigers players saying a word of prayer before the kick off at Mzuzu Stadium 

"My boys lost concentration as we conceded two goals in the last two minutes of the first half. It's a bad start for us, we have lost confidence after losing back to back, but at least the guys are trying," said Kajawa.

With the loss, Waka Waka Tigers has lost eight consecutive league games this season.

In other matches, Nyasa Big Bullets dropped points after being held to a 1 all draw at home by Kamuzu Barracks.

At Silver stadium, visitors MAFCO collected maximum points after defeating hosts Silver Strikers with three goals to one.

This is how teams stand on log table: