However, Tigers managed to bag three points from their two away assignments in the Central region. They claimed a 3-0 win over Blue Eagles at Nankhaka Stadium before losing 2-1 to Masters Security at Dedza Stadium.
At Nankhaka, Tigers got their goals through Peter Katsonga (brace) and Chikaiko Baston with Tony Mbulu scoring the consolation goal when they went down 2-1 to the security men.
Tigers are currently perched on position five with 20 points from 15 games.The first round campaign has seen them registering five wins, five draws and five loses.
Tigers' Technical Director Robin Alufandika expressed satisfaction with the performance of his side in the first round and that their opponents were coming hard on them. Alufandika, however, was non-committal if he will reinforce his side with new players during the first round transfer window.
"Recommendation to sign new players comes from the coaches who are always with players on the ground and if they do recommend that we reinforce the team with new players, then you will get to know during the transfer window," said Alufandika, widely known as Abambo.
While Blue Eagles, who lost 1-0 away to Silver Strikers, moved down to position nine with 17 points from 12 games.
Blue Eagles Assistant Coach Christopher Sibale attributed their Sunday's defeat [Silver Strikers] to fatigue. Sibale faulted the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) for lining up two "tough matches" for his team.
"We were a better side especially in the first half and we were just unlucky to put the game to bed right in the first half. It was a crucial match, coming 24 hours after another crucial match against Azam Tigers.
"Silver did not play on Saturday, their players were fresh and had an urge over us owing to tricky fixture we had on Saturday. This is no good arrangement," said Sibale.
He said they will do everything possible to collect maximum points from their three remaining first round matches against Kamuzu Barracks, Nyasa Big Bullets and Nchalo United.
Currently, Silver, also known as the Bankers top the log table with 30 points from 13 games, followed by Nyasa Big Bullets with 28 points from 12 games.
Third-placed Mighty Be Forward Wanderers, who only managed to pocket three points from a possible, have 24 points from 13 games. They beat Moyale 0-1 and lost 2-1 to Mzuni FC at Mzuzu Stadium. The Nomads will complete the first round with Civil Sporting and Mafco FC, respectively.