Be Forward Wanderers win BT Mayors shield after defeating Bullets

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers has welcomed their new  sponsors  – Be Forward the Japanese car dealers – in a special way by winning the Blantyre City bragging rights after defeating their rivals and Malawi champions Big Bullets 6-5 on post match penalties to win the  Blantyre Mayor Charity Shield at a packed Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Part of the action between Bullets and Wanderers at Kamuzu Stadium.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Part of the action between Bullets and Wanderers at Kamuzu Stadium.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Charity shield action.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere. Nyasa Times

Charity shield action.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere. Nyasa Times

Wanderers scores the winning penalty.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Wanderers scores the winning penalty to make emphatic statement, the blues are back in town.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Wanderers carnival at Kamuzu Stadium after beating rivals Bullets.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Wanderers carnival at Kamuzu Stadium after beating rivals Bullets.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Be Forward Wanderers win Chaity Shield.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Be Forward Wanderers win Chaity Shield.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Showing Blantyre Mayors Chairty shield.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Showing Blantyre Mayors Chairty shield.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Wanderers players celebrate win fo charity shield against rivals Bullets.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Wanderers players celebrate win fo charity shield against rivals Bullets.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Wanderers supporters chant, Be Forward! Be Forward! -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Wanderers supporters chant, Be Forward! Be Forward! -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Chipuwa lifts shield.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Chipuwa lifts shield.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Dejected Bullets players after penalties.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Dejected Bullets players after penalties.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

MultiChoice Malawi sponsored the game to the of K1 million under the ‘Keep Blantyre Clean and Green’ Mayor Noel Chalamanda-led fundraising campaign.

Wanderers needed the  Charity Shield more than Bullets who  came into the tussle decorated with the TNM Super League title  and  other two trophies this season, including IntoSports Cup and Carlsberg Cup.

The  match  failed to produce goals at full regulation time and had to be decided by shoot-outs.

The game came to a dramatic conclusion when Bullets striker Frazer Menyani  failed to scored his kick in the shoot-out after Richard Chipuwa managed to save the penalty.

It was Patrick Gunde, who won the match for the Nomads when he scored the last penalty to the delight of Be the blues  who chanted,” Be Forward! Be Forward!”

Other players who scored their penalties were Kondwani Lufeyo, Rafique Mussa, Francis Mlimbika, Ibrahim Sadik, and Mike Kaziputa while Bullets netted their spot kicks through Fischer Kondowe, Pilirani Zonda, Henry Kabichi, Miracle Gabeya and Yamikani Fodya.

Despite the lack of goals in 90 minutes, a colourful crowd packed the Kamuzu  stadium and enjoyed the tense Blantyre derby.

The only disappointment was a 30-minute delay to the kick-off as the Nomads arrived late at the stadium.

It was also ugly scene when some Big Bullets fans pelted stones and bottles inside the field of play in disagreement with the referee.

The angry fans demanded for the ouster of the referee but there was calm after 6 minutes when the Bullets supporters committee executive members intervened.

During the match, Big Bullets kicked off on a higher note as it dominated the game especially on the middle of the park where Victor Limbani stood firmly.

The combination of Limbani and Henry Kabichi was too good for Patrick Gunde to cause havoc.

However, Bullets striking force which was comprised of Jimmy Zakazaka and Mussa Manyenje was not sharp enough to give Chipuwa problems.

Briliant Chipuwa saved his team in the jaws of Bullets with some fine saves.

The Nomads, were also blunt upfront where Mapopa Kaunda and Sparrow Msowoya were too respectful to the champions defence marshalled by Miracle Gabeya with the absence of Sankhani Mkandawire, who was in civilian.

The mantle to coach the champions was left in the hands of Mabvuto Lungu as coach Elijah Kananji is in Zimbabwe with the Under 17.

“It’s great to win Blantyre derby and more so to win a shield,” said Wanderers chairman George Chamangwana.

The team’s coach Kannock Munde described the win as “signs of times to come.”

Winning the Charity Shield is hardly reliable proof of impending fortunes but certainely the win on Saturday gave Wanderers a positive platform to be forward looking for a good season to come.

Lungu hailed the Nomads for winning, saying “ they deserve some consolation this season.”

Bullets are warming up for CAF Champions League participation.

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33 thoughts on “Be Forward Wanderers win BT Mayors shield after defeating Bullets”

  1. King says:

    Congrats Nomads

  2. bobo says:

    every one want the money most,and not only wanderes.But be forward wanderes deserve it.

  3. SAPITWA says:

    KOMA CHONDE MANOMA MUGWIRISE BWINO NDALAMAZO POGULA MA PLAYERS ABWINO ,ALUSO ,OGANIZA MWA NSANGA KOMANSO OLIWONA GOLO KT LILI PATI,CHONDE EXC, MUSATHESE UMPHAWI WANU PA NDALAMAZI ALOLENI MAPLAYERS KT .ATHANDIZIKE KOMANSO ATHANDIZE TIMU YA BE 4 WD KUPITA PATSOGOLO .WAWA MANOMA WAWA!.

  4. dennis khwekhwe says:

    Congrats nomads you have beaten us twice in three days, on sponsorship and on mayors charity , i really envy you

  5. Alomando Gonzalo says:

    Game yopanda ntchito iyi. Charity? BB win competitive games, not Charity games. lol

  6. Andre says:

    B forward………….

  7. kacholi wiba says:

    conrats manoma. bb this was not your time try next time

  8. manborn says:

    Mablues mwatichosa manyazi

  9. Penu says says:

    TAKUNYADIRANI INU MANOMA. KUYAMBA KWA BWINO TSOGOLO LABWINO IGHTY BE FORWARD WOYEEEE!

  10. POKELLO says:

    Ma blues mukubwera boo tidya monona season ikubwerayi.

  11. wanted says:

    A good start

  12. jippa tsaka says:

    neba ebola ikupeza thawa

  13. bbsupporter says:

    Congrats to the Nomads. You have beaten us,its your day.

  14. Fwetseke says:

    my team! proud of u guyz

  15. ndee says:

    Kodi mayor wa mzinda wa blantyre sungamudzutseko.mayor wa ku Lilongwe. Tulo too much. Swazg

  16. BANKX says:

    congrants manoma koma team silibwino sec half kuna ukweche okhaokha kuthamangitsidwa mpaka ine kuva chisoni again congrats hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emunavutika use the money wisely buy players ife mawule timafuna mpikisano kuti mpira uzikoma & tinali titsanapereke chachikhumi nchifukwa chake takunikhanikoni ka 1 million

  17. kwa phelewera kwathu says:

    Congratulations the blues.B4WARD!! FORWARD nebaaaaa nebaaaaa usakwiyeeeeeeeeeeeeeee B4forward.

  18. walalawalala says:

    anthu ogona ku manda inu, mpira simutha koma matama, mwagona ku manda kuti maule osaone pa golo koma mpira takuphunzitsanibe ndimaorenge anuwo akhope imodzi modzi mutivute, kulaula ku win basi maphokoso!

  19. Sapota Manyi says:

    I like the guy who wrote this article, he is good. He knows his work. WELL WRITTEN.

  20. daneck wenister says:

    bravo befoward wanderers crush all our rivals until we reach the sapitwa so all will see us in blue

  21. Humphrey Murrey says:

    BB yagundidwa ndi ka Nissan Note ka beforwad Nanga zikikafika zikuluzikulu mulimba?

  22. Katswiri left wing'a says:

    It was big bullets vs wanderers goalkeeper.

  23. padoko says:

    Congrats Mamona. Proud of you.

  24. Bibo says:

    So this means each time they change sponsors Wanderers will have a new name? By the end of the tenth year I guess they will have five names.

    Malawian teams need to become clubs with a club house,stadium,youth academy,and a permanent name not this nonsense we are hearing.The little money Be- Forward is sponsoring Wanderers is not worth changing the name to them.Being the oldest and most followed teams in Blantyre and Malawi in general,Bullets and Wanderers deserve to be called Blantyre Bullets and Blantyre Wanderers respectively names that would cement their professional standing.

  25. Good citizen says:

    Decorated eish

  26. notanjenjenjeman says:

    Koma a mayor a mzinda wa Lilongwe atiuzabe mmene zikhalire.

  27. kaya says:

    ZIKHO ZONSE ZIMAYAMBA NDI MIGHTY BEFORWARD WANDERERS FC, ALIPONSO WINA.WANYA NEBA WANYA! TIKUMANA SEASON IKAYAMBA USAMALE NEBA.ODI UKO!! PIPIPIPI!P!I!!! B4WARD YANYAMUKA NEBA SAMALA UGUNDIDWA NDI MAGALIMOTOTU AWA.GO!MANOMA!GO

  28. Ibuabro says:

    It was your day. Congratulations!

  29. matchonisa says:

    neba uwonanso. Asaaa!

  30. Mulhako says:

    Congratulations-be stable and avoid violence at all cost-stop using Balaka and go and confort the deceased fan family before being Forward in the forth coming season-Amen….

  31. phwyo says:

    oxawaxya pompa angazaone moyo kuphweka

  32. kwa phelewera kwathu says:

    Congrstulations the blues.

  33. kambwali says:

    B forward

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