By Erik Chiputula:
Nine games were played in week 23 of the 2022 K15.5 million Central Region Chipiku Premier Division League.
This week’s action which started on Thursday last week produced a total of 27 goals. There were seven wins and two draws recorded with Kamuzu Barracks emerged as the highest scorers with five goals past Panthers.
The Atlas takes a look at some talking points from the weekend’s action:
AIRBORNE SLUMP TO THEIR SECOND STRAIGHT LOSS
After an unbeaten run of 12 games in Group C, Airborne Rangers suffered back-to-back defeats within five days.
Their winning streak was snapped by Green Rangers last week Sunday and on Thursday, they also suffered another 3-2 home defeat against Villa FC.
Goals from Denis Yawali and Chancy Mphanga were not enough to hand the Soldiers any point as Villa struck three times through Mazuzo John and a brace from Jafali John.
Airborne remains group C leaders with 32 points from 14 games where as Villa FC who also played out a goalless draw with Support Battalion last Sunday are second on 22 points.
SILVER RESERVE BAG IN TWO MATCHES
After Thursday’s goalless draw against Kamuzu Barracks Reserve, Silver Strikers Reserve bounced back with a 2-0 victory over Mitundu Strikers on Sunday.
Kondanani Samuel and Felix Selemani were on target for the Young Bankers at Mitundu Ground.
The two results means Silver Reserve cling on second in their group with 27 points after while Kamuzu Barracks who also shot down Panthers FC 5-2 on Sunday are four points behind Silver.
LUANAR THRUSH MKANDA YOUTH
Luanar FC were the second highest scoring team over the weekend when they defeated Mkanda Youth 4-1.
Innocent Makawano scored a hat-trick with the other goal coming from Wilson Kapalamula’s own goal to hand Luanar a convincing victory over Mkanda Youth who relayed on Yamikani Wilson’s penalty to register their consolation goal.
• THURSDAY 15/09/2022
Silver Strikers RSV 0 – 0 Kamuzu Barracks RSV.
Simbi FC 3 – 1 St. Gabriel Medicals FC.
Airborne Rangers FC 2 – 3 Villa FC, Denis Yawali, Chancy Mphanga ( Jafali John – [brace], Mazunzo John)
• SATURDAY 17/09/2022
Wimbe United FC 2 – 0 Green Rangers FC.
Kawinga FC 2 – 0 Dedza Young Soccer FC.
Mkanda Youth FC 1 – 4 Luanar FC.
• SUNDAY 18/09/2022
Mitundu Strikers 0 – 2 Silver Strikers RSV (Kondanani Samuel, Felix Selemani)
Villa FC 0 – 0 Support Battalion FC.
Panthers FC 2 – 5 KamuzuBarracks RSV