Defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets registered their first win of the season after seeing off spirited soldiers Red Lions 2-1 on Sunday, 24 April 2016 at the 10,000-seater Balaka Stadium in the Southern Region.
Lions dropped to the lower half of the 16-club log table with three points, whereas Bullets jumped from ninth to fifth on the log table with four points from two games.
The win for the record 13-time league winners, Bullets was made sweet by the fact that they caught up on points with their rivals, Be Forward Wanderers, who failed to make the most of their home advantage in the opener, losing 0-1 to Silver Strikers.
Wanderers, who delivered a big statement by travelling to defeat Central Bank-sponsored Silver Strikers, looked set for a routine win on Saturday when they welcomed Dwangwa United from the sugar growing Central Region district of Nkhotakota.
But when on-loan TP Mazembe attacker Luka Milanzi scored inside the opening 15 minutes, Chifundo Tahiwa levelled matters for Dwangwa to leave Wanderers coach, Jack Chamangwana, furious.
“It was a question of attitude. We have been warning the players the whole week against underrating Dwangwa but nothing changed,” Chamangwana fumed during a post-match interview at 40,000-seater Kamuzu Stadium in commercial capital, Blantyre.
Civo United defeated Mafco 3-2 on Sunday, 24 April 2016 to move to four points. Other teams also on four points are second, third and fourth-place Moyale, Azam Tigers and Be Forward Wanderers.
In other games, Max Bullets and Dwangwa United are still searching for their first win in the league after drawing 0-0 at Kamuzu Stadium. Max has two points whereas Dwangwa have one point. In another game in Mzuzu, Mzuni defeated Kamuzu Barracks 3-1.
Blue Eagles of the Malawi Police in the capital Lilongwe lead the 16-member league with six points after beating Epac 3-1 on Saturday.
Saturday, 23 April 2016
Moyale 3-1 Kamuzu Barracks
Be Forward Wanderers 1-1 Dwangwa United 1
Silver Strikers 0-1 Azam Tigers 1
Blue Eagles 2-1 Epac
Sunday, 24 April 2016
Red Lions 1-2 Big Bullets
Mzuni 3-1 Kamuzu Barracks
Max Bullets 0-0 Dwangwa United
Civo United 3-2 Mafco