It’s now water under the bridge. They tried all the medicine to resuscitate them from the death bed but to no avail. Government sponsored team CIVO Service United are now officially out of the top flight league following a 1nill loss to Nyasa Big Bullets.
Chiukepo Msowoya’s goal towards the the end of 90 minutes ensured Civo’s grave yard is sealed without mercy. The Lilongwe based side who enjoys Capital Hill’s benefits played with confidence in the first 45 minutes but their attacking lot failed to produce a miracle against a disjointed Bullets at the back.
The people’s team panic for a goal saw Coach Lloyd Nkhwazi playing with 4 strikers as Muhammad Sulumba, Mussa Manyenje, Diverson Mlozi and Msowoya led the attack but Civo proved too strong to concede.
However, their resilience was broken a few minutes before the end of regulation time with Msowoya lashing in a powerful shot to the dismay of Civo goalkeeper.
The goal came as shocker to most Civo players who looked dejected from their body language. Perhaps, most of them were aware that this was a goal that sealed their grave to the premier division.
Speaking to reporters after the match, one of the longest serving player for the club Richard Chande said God had already written that 2016 would be a year for Civo to go down.
“We have been trying our level best to rescue the team but to no avail. Both the executive, technical panel and players tried all methods but this was not enough.
“However, we thank God for everything and we are really sorry to our beloved supporters who have been with us in hard times. We promise to bounce back in the league very soon,” said Chande who is an elder brother to Wanderer ‘s Jaffalie Chande.
For Bullets, the result was enough to keep them in the title race with a game to go. Goal scorer Chiukepo Msowoya told nyasa times that they will fight up to the last wire.
“We are still in it. Anything can happen my brother. They (Kamuzu Barracks) have to play Dwangwa and we have to play Blue Eagles. We hope something would come out of those 2 games. But we are optimistic that we can still snatch it from their nose,” said Msowoya.
The win means Bullets are still second on the log table with 57 points from 29 games just 1 point behind league leaders Kamuzu Barracks who also won on Friday against Karonga United.
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