Civics in solid lead
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
A late, but controversial goal by tricky striker William Chilufya gave Civics a 2-1 win over Tigers on Sunday to further increase their lead to a five-point difference against their closest rivals Ramblers.
Referee Frans Ochs ignored his assistant Ananias Kangandi, who lifted his flag as he picked up a clear offside, which led to Civics' second goal being awarded. Civics are on 46 points after their two wins over the weekend, with Ramblers chasing in second place with 41 points, while Blue Waters still remain in third with 35 points despite their 1-1 draw against African Stars on Saturday.
On Sunday, Tigers scored the opener through their skilful striker Letu 'Lua Lua' Shatimwene in the first half, but Civics responded through Chilufya to level the score in the second half.
The match was destined for a draw with at least two minutes to go until Ochs failed to apply the offside rule, despite Kangandi calling for it.
The result angered the Tigers supporters, with some threatening to beat up the referee and his assistant, but the men from Humphreys Security Division calmed the situation and no one was hurt.
Article by Corry Ihuhua