Karim Madja glitters as Peacemakers frustrate Tambankulu in Lubombo derby

Ghanaian defender Karim Madja was in a brilliant and scintillating form for Eswatini outfit Mhlume Peacemakers as they swat Tambankulu FC three goals to a nil to grab their first away win of the season on Wednesday afternoon. 

Madja captained and spearheaded his side in the Lubombo derby as he was handed a stating berth and lasted the entire duration which aided his side to record an impressive 0:3 away win in the Premier League of Eswatini when skipper Neliswa was unable to make it to the squad list due to yellow cards accumulation. 

The sugerbelt side quickly maneuvered their way to escape the relegation zone to the 12th position on the PLE standings after they put up a staggering performance at the Tabankulu Sports Stadium yesterday. 

The Peacemakers went into the game looking for nothing less than a great win to heal them from the shocking defeats they encountered during the start of the season. 

Zimbabwean gaffar of Mhlume Saul Chamunike’s wonderkid Banele Ndlangamandi fired the opening goal with a low drive in the 36th minute after the opponent failed to intercept midfielder Nxumalo’s surging through pass which was sent to Banele who seems to be unmarked on the left flanks. 

In a much quiet second half, Lindane Simelane came on to find the back of the net for the Peacemakers inside 79th minute to double their lead just three minutes he was introduced into the game. 

Karim Madja

Along the line, Nxumalo Bandile also reiterated his solid performance into the second half for the visiting side, finishing it into a breeze way with long range shot into the poles of the Callies goalkeeper to make it 0:3 when it was just left with five minutes on the clock to end proceedings. 

However, the defense engineer’s arrival at  Tabankulu Stadium marked Peacemakers’ first Ghanaian player to join the club this 2020/21 season before the club furthered its rope to acquire the service of Moses Otu from Seedorf Soccer Academy. 

The hardworking defender will miss his side’s next mouthwatering fixture as they set to cross sword with second placed (2) team Royal Leopards FC at the Tabankulu stadium on Saturday due to yellow cards accumulation after enjoying six (6) games for the club with one Man of The Match Award. 

The club purposely secured the service of the promising stopper with an intent to bolster their defense machinery. 

By: Mohammed Alhassan (SMC).

Twitter: @Alhassan4141. 

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