Nchalo United docked 3 points: TNM Super League

Written by  Yamikani Simutowe

Rookies Nchalo United, who pocketed four points from their two away assignments against Mzuni FC and Moyale FC in Mzuzu, have moved down to fifth position on the log table following the deduction of three points from them.


The points have been deducted in respect to Football Association of Malawi's ( FAM) verdict on their match fixing scandal last year.

They now have a point from two games. They won 0-1 against Mzuni FC and drew 1-1 with Moyale FC.

Nchalo United were found guilty of attempting to fix their Carlsberg Cup Round of 32 encounter against Chitipa United at Mzuzu Stadium.

FAM fined the club K500,000 and ordered to have three points deducted from their TNM Super League tally.

Meanwhile, the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has described the first week of the 2018 TNM Super League as an "entertaining week and quite promising of better things to come".

First week registered 20 goals from nine opening matches with forwards Peter Wadabwa of Mighty Be Forward Wanderers, John Malidadi Jnr of Blue Eagles and Red Lions' Royal Bokosi claiming a brace each.

Sulom General Secretary Williams Banda said the league has started on a good note as match venues were characterized by high patronage.

"We did not record any acts of violence and we applauded the supporters for the good behavior and we also noted that there was good patronage despite some rains here and there.

"Suffice to say, it was a very good weekend and we do hope that come second week, we will have an exciting week," said Banda.

At the moment, Red Lions top the log table with four points from two games. Blue Eagles, Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets have three points each.

Blue Eagles collected three points in their opening match against TN Stars. The Eagles thumped the Kasungu based side 4-1 at Kasungu Stadium.

Wanderers beat Silver Strikers 1-2 at Silver Stadium; while a match involving Karonga United and Azam Tigers ended 0-0 at Karonga Stadium.

Red Lions pocketed four points from a possible six from their two assignments against Dwangwa United and Mafco FC. The Zomba based side beat Dwangwa United 2-0 on Saturday before being restricted to a 2-all draw by their brothers in arms, Mafco the following day.

Nyasa Big Bullets celebrate their goal
Kamuzu Barracks lost 0-1 to Nyasa Big Bullets; Masters Security and Civil Sporting settled for a 2-all draw.

The battle for points and supremacy will continue this coming weekend as Sulom has lined up nine matches.

On Saturday, Azam Tigers will host Moyale FC at Mulanje Stadium, Moyale and Mzuni will battle it out at Mzuzu Stadium with Blue Eagles hosting Civil Sporting at Nankhaka Ground.

Defending champions are scheduled to host Masters Security at Balaka Stadium with Karonga descending to Chikwawa where they face Nchalo United at Kalulu Stadium.

And on Sunday, Nyasa Big Bullets will host Moyale FC at Kalulu Stadium, Dwangwa United and Mzuni FC will face off at Chitowe Stadium while Red Lions and Karonga United will lock horns at Balaka Stadium.

Silver Strikers will host Kamuzu Barracks at Silver Stadium.


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