Karonga United won Ntopwa FC 4-1 in a contentious TNM Super League match played on Sunday at the Karonga Stadium.
Karonga opened their account in the 25th minute when Aziz Mwakifuna coolly converted from the penalty spot after a foul on Khumbo Msowoya.
In the second half, Karonga sat back allowing the visitors who were playing under protest to dominate the ball and the midfield battle as a result they put pressure on the home side’s defence but Ntopwa lacked composure in front of goal to punish a slack Karonga.
However, 5 minutes later Karonga United scored their 4th with Gule Mwaluswa getting on the score sheet after a flowing team move.
Karonga United coach Dan Zinkambani hailed his side’s ruthlessness to see off a stubborn Mtopwa.
“I am pleased that our hard work is paying off, we have been struggling to finish teams off hence I’m delighted with the win,” he said.
Ntopwa technical director Isaac Jomo Osman bemoaned the officiating saying it contributed towards their defeat.
“The referee had a shocker with those 2 penalties awarded to Karonga and because of this my boys were demoralized and their mind was not in the game,” said an angry Osman.