Nigerian striker Ejaita’s hat-trick powered Mozambique League surprise leaders, Black Bulls FC, to an emphatic 4-1 win over União Desportiva (UD) Songo on Sunday.
The game highlighted the return of the Mocambola League from a two-month hiatus necessitated by rising cases of Covid-19 pandemic.
Ejaita opened the scoring in the third minute before Melque added the second goal in the 15th minute.
Four minutes later, the hosts reacted through Candinho’s goal to make it 2-1.
However, Ejaita converted his second goal from the penalty spot with five minutes before break.
Bulls, led by coach Hélder Duarte, came back strongly in the second-half to pile the pressure on coach Nacir Armando-led men.
In the 51st minute, Ejaita completed his hat-trick for the visitors.
Bulls lead the 16-member log table on 13 points from five games.
In another game, coach Satar Salvado’s reign at Groupe Desportivo de Maputo started with a 1-1 draw against Ferroviário de Nacala in the capital.
Diogo scored for Nacala whereas Henriques replied for Desportivo.
Elsewhere, defending champions Costa do Sol settled for a goalless draw against Matchedje de Mocuba in Quelimane whereas Liga Desportiva beat Incomáti de Xinavane1-0.
On coach Artur Comboio’s first match in charge of Costa do Sol, goalkeeper Victor hogged the limelight after saving a penalty for Matchedje de Mocuba.
In another game, Liga Desportiva de Maputo beat the Incomáti de Xinavane 1-0 on Saturday afternoon in Hanhane, in the city of Matola.
Desportiva scored the only goal of the game in the 70th minute through Estevão.
Elsewhere, Ferroviario de Nampula lost 1-2 at home to Ferroviario da Beira whereas Vilankulo won 2-1 at home against Ferroviario de Lichinga.