By Duncan Mlanjira
Blue Eagles’ John Malidadi Jnr and Schumacher Kuwali together with Silver Strikers’ Green Harawa, Epac FC’s Ranken Mwale, Mafco FC’s Richard Mbulu and Wister Phiri, scored hat-tricks in the just ended TNM Super League season.
Kuwali, who finished the season with eight goals, managed his hat-trick when he scored four goals in a single match. Malidadi Jnr also finished the season with eight goals, Harawa with 12 goals, Epac’s Ranken Mwale with 10 goals while Mafco’s Richard Mbulu amassed nine.
The unlucky ones to score in their own nets were Epac’s Justin Kamanga, Silver’s Lucky Malata, Dedza Young Soccer’s Chisomo Mpachika and Richard Chande of Civo United, who was unfortunate enough to score two O.Gs. From the 210 games played, 494 goals were scored with Big Bullets scoring the highest (52) and also conceding less (24). Big Bullets only lost two games and were unbeaten at home.Relegated rookies FSD Wizards failed to win any away game while fellow relegated debutantes Dedza Young Soccer conceded the most goals at 48.
Kamuzu Barracks ended the season with the worst disciplinary record on the pitch having been given 8 red cards and 40 yellow cards with their player Dave Banda being red carded four times. Also with four red cards was Mafco’s Richard Mbulu, whose team amassed four red cards and 35 yellows. Red Lions also ended with 39 cards — two red and 37 yellows, Mzuni with 41 (one red and 40 yellow while Big Bullets never had a player send off but accumulated 40 yellows.
The following are the 2015 TNM Super League top scorers
Innocent Bokosi (Red Lions), Chiukepo Msowoya (Big Bullets)
Green Harawa (Silver Strikers)
Nelson Kangunje (Civo United)
Ranken Mwale (Epac FC), Jaffalie Chande (Big Bullets)
Richard Mbulu (Mafco FC), Peter Wadabwa (Silver Strikers)
Wister Phiri, Schumacher Kuwali, John Malidadi Jnr (Blue Eagles), Joseph Donsa
(Airborne Rangers) Bright Munthali (Azam Tigers), Kuda Muyabwa (Moyale)
Steve Ziba, Kumbukani Mwambeni (Red Lions), Mude Jeffrey (Epac FC), Calisto
Kalinda (Mafco FC)
Mussah Manyenje (Big Bullets), Hassan Chapola, Emmanuel Chipeta (Mafco FC),
Harvey Mkacha, Mannasshe Chiyesa (Kamuzu Barracks), Wacheta Mwenefumbo
(Mzuni FC), Muhammad Sulumba (Might Wanderers), Chisom Gillion (Dedza
Peter Katsonga (Azam Tigers)