Royal Bokosi replicated his recent fine form to score a hatrick for Red Lions to draw 3-3 with defending Champions Nyasa Big Bullets on Sunday at the Kamuzu Stadium.
Hassan Kajoke scored the opener for the home side before Royal Bokosi leveled the scores minutes later to silence the soaked vocal Bullets supporters who braved a heavy downpour that initially delayed the match kickoff.
Moments later, Bokosi scored a second goal to help his side take a lead before completing a hatrick minutes before the half time interval.
With few minutes to go before halftime recess, Hassan Kajoke reduced the arrears when he scored his third goal of the season.
In the second half, Bullets pressed Red Lions hard in their own half and were handsomely rewarded with a third goal scored by defender Gomegzani Chirwa after a ball scramble inside the visitors 18-yard box.
From then onwards, Bullets launched an onslaught on Red Lion’s half in search of a winning goal in vain as the match ended 3 all.
The result means, Red Lions eight points from four games, a point above Civil Sporting who have got seven points having played three games so far.
At the Chiwembe Stadium, Blue Eagles suffered their first biggest humiliation since the start of the 2020 season following the teams 4-1 defeat to Ntopwa Football Club.
A brace from Arthur Moffat and two other goals from fantastic captain Mphatso Magaleta and Hendrix Misinde were enough to propel the arma ghetto boys to third position on the log table as Kingsley Kuwali scored visitor’s only consolation.
In Lilongwe, Silver Strikers registered their first win in style as they demolished Kamuzu Barracks 5-1.
The fashionable win was courtesy of Patrick Macheso’s brace whereas Thuso Paipi, Stain Davie and Mark Fodya scored a goal apiece. Kamuzu Barracks only managed to pull one back through World Nkuliwa.
In Kasungu, TN Stars inflicted more misery on Mzuzu Warriors following the team’s 2-1 at the Kasungu Stadium.
Blessings Josephy and Ian Chinyama were both on target for TN Stars while Taniel Mhango scored for Mzuzu Warriors, who returned home empty handed having lost all the two away assignments. They are now anchoring the table.
Elsewhere, Ekwendeni Hammers and MAFCO FC played to a 1-1 draw at the Mzuzu Stadium. Zikani Kasambara had put the host ahead before Zikani Sichinga levels the scores and help his team collect a fourth point from the possible 12.