Asu scores debut winner for Nomads, KB hold Bullets: Malawi TNM Super League

Cameroon striker Lionel Asu for Mighty Be Forward Wanderer scored a goal on his Malawi TNM Super League debut against Surestream FC at Kamuzu Stadium. The goal proved to be the winner for the Nomads.

Lionel-Asu-during-the-match...Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.

Lionel Asu during the match…Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.

Isaac-Kaliati-in-full-control..Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.

Isaac Kaliati in full control..Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.

Peter Mponda doing some pep talk...Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.

Peter Mponda doing some pep talk…Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.

 Lionel Asu celebrates debut and vital winning goal...Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.


Lionel Asu celebrates debut and vital winning goal…Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.

Peter Mponda blamed the referee...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Peter Mponda blamed the referee…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Kananji conceded it was a tough game...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Kananji conceded it was a tough game…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Stanely Sanudi was voted man of the match...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Stanely Sanudi was voted man of the match…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Surestream FC...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Surestream FC…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers FC .....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers FC …..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Asu came in for Jimmy Zakazaka at half time to curl in the winner.

The Cameroonian striker, who was nick named ‘Mose wa lero’ by Nomads fans expertly and cheekily curled the ball into the top right corner with the outside of his foot finally breaking down a stubborn Surestream side which had been kept in the game by a series of good saves by their goalkeeper.

The Nomads had struggled to create chances until Asu came on midway through the second half.

Asu had been kept in check up until then, despite alternating between playing on both the left wing as well as up front, as the Nomads tried to find an answer to Sure Stream disciplined defence marshalled by Chembezi Dennis and Keston Kasonda.

The Cameroonian sent Wanderers fans into raptures when he scored the vital goal and he also went wild as he raced half the length of the pitch in celebration. Then he threw himself and bowed at the feet of Wanderers coach Elia Kananji, then handed over a wrist-band to the coach.

The new rookies had the best chance of the first half when their striker played a neat one-two but could not hit the target

The Nomads who had deployed a 3-5-2 formation with Peter Munthali in goals, Ted Sumani, Jacob Ngwira and Jabulani Linje (who had a grand game) starting ahead of goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa, Francis Mlimbika, Malumbo Gondwe and Luka Milanzi were outplayed on the middle of the park.

Rafiqu Mussa was also serving a red card, while Gondwe was not even on the bench.

Despite, frustrating the Nomads in the first half, Sure Stream lacked composure inside the box. The rookies also opted for their passing football by shying away to shoot from a far.

The second half saw even fewer chances until Asu provided the needed spark when he came on for Jimmy Zakazaka.

Muhammad Sulumba, who missed a lot of scoring opportunities for Nomads, forced a good stop from Alex Makina with a fierce volley from a tight angle in the 72nd minute.

Then Asu appeared on the scene to secure the full points for Wanderers.

Wanderers coach Kananji praised Asu for rescuing his side but conceded Sure Stream was well disciplined in defence.

“We didn’t have our usual fluency in the game,” Kananji said. “(Asu) physical presence made a difference.”

Surestream technical director Peter Mponda, who also doubles as a coach, was absolutely furious with the referee, saying he was not fit for purpose and simply incompetent.

“I have no kind words with the officiating personnel. But am happy with the performance of my players,” said Mponda.

Added Mponda: “We did everything right. We stopped the crosses and corners, but we lost to poor officiation.”

Wanderers have now jumped from eighth to third on seven points from three games; at par with fourth-placed Big Bullets who drew 1-1- at Kamuzu Barracks.

Wanderers and Bullets also share similar points to leaders Red Lions and second-placed Blue Eagles who drew 1-1 on Friday in Lilongwe.

In Lilongwe, Mzuni FC registered their first win when beating Epac 1-0.

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31 thoughts on “Asu scores debut winner for Nomads, KB hold Bullets: Malawi TNM Super League”

  1. amnzeru aku mmawa says:

    Iwe Asu za chimizi zakozo kwanu konko! Zovula jersey zilipobe? Uzavulenso game ya bullets, uzaone. Mwana wapa tchire iwe. Shupiti zako.

  2. Phodogoma says:

    Mponda, your kids are good but they are not physically matching the super league crocodiles. You will end up being king maker, mark my words. You cant do anything. Wait for another disaster this week end. Vuto anawo akupasidwa ndalama zambiri zedi ndipo akudya wokha.Mponda osatengako anzako amatimu ena monga Anong’a. Azinyetsedwa choncho kuti ziwawawe zedi.this is not Nsenjere legue at all.You are not in biblical land where you can take only Davids to fight Goliaths and expect to win. No, no, impossible.Even David himself did not win out of blue, he used a tactical move by catapult with big stone. So Mponda juck up. Surestream chaka chino ana inu muzingolira basi. Kumalandira ndala zambiri koma ntchito wosamaitha, ungamve bwanji.

  3. UYO says:

    KODI A MALAWI FE TINAKHALA BWANJI , NSANJE / KADUKA WALAKWA CHANI ASU?

  4. Ntcheu Boy says:

    Bullets held KB not KB Held Bullets, Plz you should always tell pipo the truth also in a right way.

  5. phiriwaphiri says:

    inu a nyasa, pakati pa kb ndi bullets who held the other? i thought BB, IS THE THE WHICH HELD KB, GO FOR A REFRESHER COURSE SHUPITI

  6. SAPITWA says:

    CHONDE EXECUTIVE KOMANSO TECHNICAL PANNEL YA B 4 WARD AUZENI MA PLAYERS KUTI AZIKONDANA ,MPIRA WOMWE TINAMENYA NDI SURE STREAM SAMAMUPATSA MPIRA STRIKER ATSU .AZIWE ICHI KAYA WACHINYA NDI NDANI KAYA NDANI POMALIZA IMAKHALA B 4 WRD IMENE YATENGA MA POINTS ONSE CHONDE .NDINE SAPOTA WOKHUDZIDWA

  7. Z Z Junior says:

    How good is this Ausu? why running half the pitch? why bowing to the coach? why giving the coach your arm band? why celebrating wildly as if its a cup final match winning goal?. Why taking off the shirt?. phweeeee. Ma why wa, ngochuluka zedi.

  8. Bwanji sanaimbire Mpondayo game

  9. chigongota says:

    shupit agalu inu chigoli cha offsyd muti bowe!mukondwelera poti wachinya ndi foreigner ymwe kwao amasewela chkulunga?akadzachnyaso foreigner wanuyu mudzandifuse

  10. angoni says:

    Mponda was bata uyu

  11. BIG MAN says:

    Sizampila izi guys!!!! Kachigoli ka offside mpaka kuzungulira Ground? Shame on Atsu!!!! Zikubwera mochedwa…. Sangadutse pa Sankhani!!!!

  12. djc says:

    NOMA YOMWEYO KUTI WAWAWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NDAKUNYADIRANI GUYZ.

  13. Manase says:

    Olira samugwira pakamwa musiyeni Mponda balira mpaka seson itha akungolankhula zopusa zakeze. Yatsala Red Lions iwapunthe wk ino. Angothokoza kulemeka kusula anawa kuti afike pamenepa adakakhala a Mpondawa bwezi akuchinyidwa 90 goals anawa. Big up Kulemeka for drilling these future Malawi assets. Muwalandire a Mpondawa akaluzanso wk ino awononga mbiri ya ma sponsor

  14. OGA MUST HEAR THIS says:

    PETER MPONDA AKUKA KOCHA TEAM YA LUYA CHAKU MAZULO NDE AKUTI AKAMAZABWELAKO AZA ONCHA MA TEAM ODELELA.

  15. OGA MUST HEAR THIS says:

    ASU ND HOT CAKE WAGULIDWA NDI CHELSE PANO AKUNYAMUKA MZIKO LINO MAWA MUZI ONA NEXT SIZONI.

  16. chigongota says:

    angogwera

  17. issah says:

    Timayikonda noma bas pangani zomwezo kuwina ndikofunika

  18. Mulukunuwa maluku says:

    This is very gud for nyerere lets show them we re the best team on land nyerere woye mponda imeneyi ndiye super ligi sizocheza ayi

  19. Makanja congress party(MCP) says:

    We are not afraid of wanderers,said Mponda

  20. Weldone be forward,kp the fire burning

  21. Go nomads go!zonse nchabe kofunika ndikuwinako,

  22. Vomerezani kuti mwagonja man Mponda mukusewera mpira wabwino koma wachibwana wopanda nawo cholinga experience ikuvuta hw come the whole 90 minutes only 2shorts on goals?Wanderers has not won due to poor officiation but experience help them.

  23. ALEJANDRO says:

    Mr Mponda that are kicks of a dying horse! How can blame the officiating team on that game?? Just focus on how best you can help the team to start doing well.

  24. beaton smart says:

    Hahaha bwana mponda yakana size….nomards ndi akulu,mukamenye ndi naming’omba football club ndio ma size a team yanu

  25. malawxcusbs says:

    Mpila kumalawa kulibhe bwelaniko pa zedi tuzoku phuzisaniko ma football . Muponya mpila ngati tumwendo mulibhe wamalawi mavuto.

  26. Bunyula says:

    Asu ndi machine,samala neba

  27. Hardson says:

    Yah, yes, right, yonse bo. Timenetija ndi tiutitili, tiaphata tikanakukomola popanda Boko Haram wanuyo. Neba samala. Lionel Asu, keep it up. Tikugulanso kachikena uzisewelera Frames. Wamva? Eyaaaaaaa.

  28. nzanani phumisah says:

    Imeneyo ndi noma. Kulira mkosayamba bambo mponda

  29. Kaligondo says:

    Imeneyo ndiye noma musova

  30. Koma gyz ma referee akufunika ku mamenyedwa expeciary wayimbila ya NOMA nd SURE bat other wise wina azaphedwa

  31. Ana anayesetsa moti wamkulu wapulumuka lokumba.kumba, Inu a Mponda mwasewera nthawi yaitali mpira mwayenera kuwazolowera Marefu achiMalawi,nyimbo imene mwayamba kuimbayo ya POOR OFFICIATION muyiimba mpaka mukumana ndi Relegation.Mark my words!

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