For the first time in the history of football in Malawi, Mighty Wanderers supporters drummed vocal support behind their arch-rivals Big Bullets when they beat Kamuzu Barracks 2-1 in the TNM Super League on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium.
Wanderers fans on the Southern terraces chanted as Bullets led in the opening half through Sankhani Mkandawire and Fischer Kondowe’s nineth and 44th minute opportunistic strikes.
Immediately,after Kondowe’s stunner,the Nomads fans started chanting, “Bwerani nonse tisapote neba! Bwerani nonse tisapote Neba! Bwerani nonse tisapote Bulley bwerani tsopanoli,” to the dismay of the crowd which thronged Kamuzu Stadium.
In response, Big Bullets fans did not hesitate before they stormed the Nomads stand to chant together while waving scarf s for the two clubs.
When Kamuzu Barracks scored a goal in the second half through man of the moment, Harvey Nkacha, Bullets stand went dead silent before their noisy neighbours – Mighty Wanderers fans – encouraged them to keep on giving morale to their players.
Leading by example, the Nomads fans chanted, “Mawule eeeh! Mawule kumwa tea wamkaka” before their colleagues chipped in.
Bullets’ first second-round win, which saw them claim position fifth on 28 points, while KB maintained the summit on 30 points.
There was drama late in the game when KB winger Benson Hojani was shown a red card in the 90th for slashing down a ball boy he felt was playing delaying tactics in bringing the ball back on the field.
The development did not go well with some Bullets fans, who wanted to revenge for the ball boy by ascending to Honjani,who was whisked away to the dressing room.
As Honjani was on his way to the dressing room, tension also arised between Big Bullets and Kamuzu Barracks players,who exchanged bad words for a few minutes before calm was restored.
KB face Evirom Sunday at the same venue.
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