The ups and downs of the K15.5million Chipiku Premier Division first round of round of six teams continues as Extreme FC lost away to Wimbe United, leaving the title race open to other clubs.
It was the first defeat for Extreme FC who leads the table with nine points from four games. On the other hand Wimbe United claimed their first victory since the round of six phase begun.
Wimbe United were 1-0 up at half time thanks to Elemiya Phiri’s strike.
The lead was cancelled deep inside second half courtesy of Ellad Maloni’s own goal.
Moments later Sam Nijanda restored the lead for the host with a fine finish before Jawadu Ausi missed an opportunity to increase the lead as his attempt from the spot was saved by Extreme FC goalkeeper.
Wimbe United kept on pressuring the league leaders until Yamikani Master sealed the victory with the third goal of the afternoon.
Speaking after the match Wimbe United coach Monkey Chirwa says the win is a morale boast to his side.
“It was a very important game and the win has given us morale ahead of upcoming fixtures” said Chirwa.
His opponent Joseph Malizani conceded the defeat.
“We struggle alot in the first half and we failed to make good moves into the opponents final third but a lose has given as homework and we will definitely work on our weaknesses” said Malizani
The results means Extreme FC remains top with 9 points while Wimbe United have climbed second with five games. Both have played four games.
At the Blue Gym, Silver Strikers Reserves have also registered their first win of the round of six as they beat Mbabzi United 2-1.
Frank Sanudi and Justice Honde were on target for Silver Reserve while Mbabzi got their consolation goal from Sosten Mtoso.
Coach for Silver Strikers Reserve McDonald Yobe said “the guys played very good football especially in the first half, I have to say congrats to them”
Mbabzi United assistant coach Justine Waya believes his team missed it in the first half.
“We gave them much respect in the first half, we were second on the ball and we were failing to close their passing spaces but come second half we improved and got a goal only that we squandered some good chances” said Waya
Bankers Reserve are now fourth with four points from three games while Mbabzi United who remains winless in three matches stays at the bottom with a single point.