Blue Eagles defeated Waka Waka Tigers 3-0 at Nankhaka Ground in Lilongwe to restore their two-point gap over holders Nyasa Big Bullets in the TNM Super League first round race.
International striker Schumacher Kuwali scored barely after seconds into the game before he added his second and the club’s third in between Gaddie Chirwa’s strike.
Eagles have 25 points from nine games whereas Tigers, who beat TN Stars 1-0 the previous day via Irvin Mwakapenda’s gial, are on fourth place with 15 points.
Tigers are two points ahead of third positioned Kamuzu Barracks who defeated Ekwendeni Hammers after Ndaona Daisi scored the soldiers’ lone goal.
Second-placed Bullets edged hosts Civil Sporting 1-0 with Nigerian forward Babatunde Adepoju scoring for the Zimbabwean Kalisto Pasuwa side after coming off the bench.
Bullets finished the game with 10 men after their goalkeeper Rabson Chiyenda was shown a red card on Saturday for time wasting.
There was also a win for fifth ranked Mighty Wanderers after ex-Orlando Pirates striker Chiukepo Msowoya and Muhamad Sulumba scored with headers at Kamuzu Stadium to push rookies Dedza Dynamos into the relegation zone.
In other games, Rumphi United moved out of the relegation zone after beating Sable Farming FC 2-0 courtesy of Trouble Kajani’s brace whereas Moyale Barracks overcame Karonga United by a similar margin.
The Malawi league comprises 16 teams and bottom three are relegated at the end of the season.
Mobile network services provider TNM sponsors the league.