Defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets on Sunday suffered their first TNM Super League loss when they went down 0-1 to Karonga United at Mzuzu Stadium.
Ironically, it was also Karonga’s first win in the top-flight league.
Hygiene Mwandepeka’s 79th minute classic strike direct from a freekick way outside the 18-yard box was enough to condemn the People’s Team to their first loss.
The hosts dominated the proceedings.
Bullets technical director Billy Tewesa conceded defeat after the final whistle and apologised to Bullets faithful for the painful loss.
On his part, Karonga coach Kondwani Mwalweni was on cloud nine.
Following the win, Karonga have moved out of the bottom to 14th in the 16-team league with six points from nine games while Bullets are still 10th with 12 points from seven games.
Silver Strikers displaced Blue Eagles at the top of the table following their 3-1 win over Moyale Barracks on Saturday.
Binwell Katinji scored twice and Sam Gunda scored the other goal for the Bankers while Kuda Muyawa netted the consolation goal for Moyale.
But it was not all gloom for the Mzuzu-based soldiers. They recovered to beat Epac 5-3 the following day at Civo Stadium
Eagles were held to a one-all draw by Mzuzu University (Mzuni) on Saturday. Gilbert Chirwa was on target for the cops while Lughindiko Mushani scored for Mzuni.
The cops have dropped to second position with 22 points from 10 games—just a point behind Silver, but they have a game in hand.
Moyale are third with 21 points from 13 games while Mzuni, who went on to beat Dwangwa United 2-1 on Sunday, are now on fourth position with 20 points from 12 matches.
The shining stars of the week were Be Forward Wanderers and Epac strikers—Peter Wadabwa and Anthony Banda respectively—who claimed hat-tricks.
Wadabwa scored all the goals as the Nomads beat Red Lions 3-1 on Saturday while Banda scored all the goals when his team lost to Moyale.