Bullets and Wanderers draw 1-1 in Blantyre  derby: Malawi TNM Super League

It was another Blantyre  derby draw, but one in which Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets could genuinely claim that the honours had ended evenly.Peter Wadabwa  of Wanderers tightly marked.-Photo Jeromy Kadewere

George Nyirenda infront of Amos Bello...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

George Nyirenda infront of Amos Bello…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Amos Bello celebrating his goal...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Amos Bello celebrating his goal…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Be Forward Wanderers FC....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Be Forward Wanderers FC….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nyasa Big Bullets FC....photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Nyasa Big Bullets FC….photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Nyasa Big Bullets fans reaction after the game..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nyasa Big Bullets fans reaction after the game..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Amos Bello  scored a rare goal to give the Nomads  a 28th-minute lead.

Chiukepo Msowoya headed Bullets back into the game with 3 minutes to recess time through a penalty after Rafiq Mussa handed the ball in the box.

People complain endlessly that Blanytre derbies can be dull. Perhaps it’s better when the two teams come into the game in below-best not-so-efficient form.

It seems to have a two fold effect. One, both sides are on the rebound and desperate for a win. Two, both are perhaps just not quite so proficient at cancelling each other out.

Both sides’ coaches could have done with the comfort and confidence that a derby win can bring. Wanderers ‘ Jack Chamangwana and Bullets ‘ Franco Ndawa  would also have not been displeased in settling for a draw.

Wanderers  edged the first half and they could have scored even more than three goals while Bullets bossed the second, and Mussa Manyenje have himself to blame for missing what could have been a winning goal with Bester Phiri already beaten.

The Blues made a few  changes from their previous game against Dwangwa United, Felix Zulu started from the right flank with Francis Mlimbika transferring to the left wing leaving Ted Sumani to cover his usual position.

Peter Wadabwa and Amos Bello started up front.

For Bullets , they started with Muhammad Sulumba and Chiukepo Msowoya upfront,while Miracle Gabeya,Yamikani Fodya and John Lanjesi were in defence.

After a cautious start a period of to-and- fro football ensued that the fans who make the pilgrimage to Malawi’s football’s cathedral like to see.

The Nomads  played Mlimbika down the left, and he put in a perfect cross for Wadabwa to head wide in the 19th minute.

Wadabwa was at it again when he attempted bicycle kick which went wide.

Bullets through Msowoya glanced header wide from Yamikani Fodya’s long throw had the latter
goose-stepping across the pitch in frustration.

George Nyirenda tested Bester Phiri with a low, hard shot from the edge of the area just after the break.

Bullets  were pushing hard to secure a winning goal in the second half but Wanderers defence was well organised.

Wanderers responded few minutes later when Wadabwa’s  stinging shot from range was well pushed over the bar by Kakhobwe in Bullets goals.

However, Mussa Manyenje who was introduced for Sulumba could have scored towards the end of the game but his shot went wide with the yawning goal.

One notable thing during the game was to see Jaffali Chande on the Nomads bench while Kondwani Kumwenda was on Bullets bench.

Both players switched camps this season.

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25 thoughts on “Bullets and Wanderers draw 1-1 in Blantyre  derby: Malawi TNM Super League”

  1. Anoldinho says:

    Nyelele ndi akamuna ,uyundi Amos watsala Nakamula(nebaulimba?)

  2. Jethro Zimba says:

    A bibi mukunama, chaka chino mu bibi dwadi . Nyerere woyeeeeee

  3. hardson says:

    anthu ozolowera kutibulidwa ndi choncho. posachedwa pompa takukhadzulani 2-0 koma mwano osasiya umenewo sindiye umbuliwo. mmalo momadandaula kuti chikutitsata ndi chiyani busy kutukwana. za mpira zomwezi kapena zina? aaaaaaaa tionana second round.

  4. BB ndi akatundu olemera ngati mchenga

  5. MWEMBWE says:

    Zitisatirani a Ndudu BB inu chaka chake ndi chino. Blue Eagles ili panambala one, Noma panambala 2 pamene Chingambwe chili pa nambala 3.

  6. shisho says:

    Mwasitha mtundu wa jins auzeni masapota anuwo asithenso flag zinthu zakumvutani

  7. Konko Konko says:

    Agalu a ndudu zonyasa inu, osasamba, onunkha, sukulu zero, zikwanje zokhazoka, munya chaka chake ndichino, ndi ndudu zanu zonyasazo

  8. Uriah Kamwendo says:

    Noma 4lyf

  9. yazula says:

    @ Samson wa Noma Bullets si agalu,agalu ndi family ya kwanu + team yako ya noma yo + executive yanu ya noma yo + ma sponsores anu a b4wd wo shupit,ndi za mpiratu izi si za kunyumba kwako ayi.Kodi dzigoli za penarty zimakhala ku MW kokha fotseki!!!!! ndikupatse assignment undiyankhe kuti team yakoyo inachinya liti Nyasa Big Bullets? mxiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  10. SAMSON WA NOMA says:

    KUNGOTI ABB FODYA AKUYALUTSANI MPAKA KUGOLETSA PA PELNATY MKUMATI MWASEWERA BWINO TIONANA SECOND ROUND AGALU INU.

  11. NOMA says:

    IWE ZEMBWE CARLSBER CUP IJA UNAWINA NDIWE ? KUNGOVOMEREZA BWANJI KUTI UNAPANIDWA DZULO LIJA?

  12. Vwivwivwi says:

    Koma mpaka captain wa 88 lkukana entrview pa MIJ radio game anayimva kuwawa

  13. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    I am a NBB fan, but Ndawa is failing us big time, he must improve on substitution department. How can he substitute Instead of Chiukepo who was tightly marked by nomads? Manyenje could have scored if he was introduced at 70 minutes. We are giving our coach two games only. If nothing changes, he must hit the road. Za draws si size yathu ife Maulets! BB for life!

  14. Nyasa B says:

    Nyasa Ndi Deal Waziziwa

  15. robert says:

    BB Ndimaulendo tingokuveran chison a nyerere but bullets woyee

  16. Wanangwa says:

    These are”Nyerere”I know 4get about the past “nyasa”watch out u escaped narrowly yesterday.You played a follow the leader game throughout Mighty B Forward ndi FORWARD

  17. Zembwe says:

    Ife a Bullets Tatopa kuwina Blantyre Berby there is no longer rivalry between us and Wanderers better Tigers nanga tizingowina from 2014- upto now.Noma inalikale

  18. G . Chilakalaka - Blue blood says:

    Usathe Mawu iwe Neba wa ndudu, cos chaka chino titenga ndife a Nyerere. Beware Ndudu, usambitsidwa chokweza mu second round!

  19. Nbour wapulumukila mkamwa mwang’ona ya mphongo wa BB.

  20. The derby has lost its spark since they have been many games between them within a short space of time & these useless Fam officials uses these teams whenever they broke to steal gate collection

  21. Mzakwacha says:

    Bullets,its not bad.Mwachita bwino.If u beat them again,they(nyerere)could have commited suicide.Ndi maneba,tikhale nawo bwino.Second round,manoma will be beaten.Lero mwangowaphwitsila.Nyerere,expect a lose second round.I have forwarned u.Mzakwacha Nixon-pretoria.+27724922299

  22. maule oyee! noma nde kaya kumangozipaka kkkk! aah! koma nyerere! BULLETS WOYEEH!

  23. maule oyeeh! noma nde kaya! kumango zipaka okha okha! aah inuso nde kaya a noma!! ndinu ana nyerere!! chande zako izo! BB WOYEEH!

  24. Wa nyasa says:

    Kuli mpira wazibambo osati waazimayi chaka chino,wina akodza chosagwirira

  25. I Namwewe says:

    Ine ndi wa Nyasa Big Bullets, koma Neba lero unali bwino.

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