The first round of the 2019 TNM super league, which came to an end on Sunday, has registered 284 goals as compared to 261 goals that were scored during the same period in the previous season.
Might Be Forward Wanderers forward Babatunde Adepoju, has finished as a top goal scorer with 13 goals while his club finished on the top of the log table with 33 points despite suffering a 2-3 defeat against Moyale Barracks in their closing game of the first round on Sunday.
The Nomads will pocket K1 million as prize money for finishing as leaders.
Meanwhile a soccer commentator, Higar Mkandawire, said despite the increase in number of goals there are more things needed to be improved for the league to be more competitive.
Mkandawire said: “Despite an improvement on the part of goals but still the first round has been characterized by many challenges as usual and the standard of playing has not lived to a standard.
“If you look at the teams’ technical approach in their games, it’s difficult to tell what type of formulation they are using when approaching both home and away games a development which negatively affect the standard of playing on the ground.”
Mkandawire further bemoaned the low patronage at most of the soccer venues saying its killing the country’s football and there is need for both football bodies and the clubs to have proper marketing strategies aimed selling the game of football.
He however described the first round as a success in terms of sanity at football venues saying the supporters have tried their best in keeping away from hooliganism despite some few incidents that have occurred.
The 16 member league, has gone for a two-week break and the second round is expected to kick off from August 31 with the players’ transfer window, which opened on July 31, running up to August 29.