Bullets, Nomads gearing up for Malawi Carlsberg Cup final: Captains speak of the showdown

The footballing society will grind to a halt on Saturday to witness what many protagonists have labelled ‘the greatest match of Malawi’. Its Fischer Kondowe vs Isaac Kaliati. Red vs Blue. Blantyre derby in the capital Lilongwe. Big Bullets vs Mighty Wanderers in prestigious Carlsberg Cup final at Civo Stadium.

Bullet training at Moneymen...Photo Jeromy Kadewer

Bullet training at Moneymen…Photo Jeromy Kadewer

Kondwani Lufeyo and Richard Chipuwa ....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Kondwani Lufeyo and Richard Chipuwa ….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Kondwani Lufeyo and Richard Chipuwa ....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Kondwani Lufeyo and Richard Chipuwa ….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nomads players after training...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nomads players after training…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Chiukepo Msowoya warming up...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Chiukepo Msowoya warming up…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Fischer Kondowe that calls fro water for now and Carlsberg on Saturday...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Fischer Kondowe that calls fro water for now and Carlsberg on Saturday…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Both teams have intensified their preparations ahead of the big encounter and Nyasa Times senior sports reporter Jeromy Kadewere went to visit both teams on Wednesday in their training camps starting with Bullets at Moneymen ground before going to Limbe Country Club for Wanderers to meet captains of the teams.

Bullets, who currently top the flagship TNM Super League table and unbeaten, are favourites on paper to win the trophy which they are defending.

Their captain Fischer Kondowe believes it will be tough match.

“We are aware of the excitement of rivalry clash. But the key for us is not to be taken up by the hype and we are taking it just like any other game. We have just beaten Silver Strikers and next up is Wanderers,” Kondowe said.

“And while we acknowledge that Wanderers have some dangerous players in the likes of Isaac Kaliati and Rafiq Mussa, it will be a mistake for us to single them out for special attention.

“We are focusing on stopping Wanderers as a team. At this stage, the most important thing for us is not who the opposition is but rather the need to make sure we don’t make any silly mistakes.”

Kondowe has vast experience in such games and said he will help Bullets players to understand what it means playing at such a stage.

“You have to remember that we come from very disappointing years especially the last time when we met in the same cup, where the game ended abruptly due to violence’s. We still have some anger from that. We’d be fools to let what happened that time to happen again.

“We are going to do our best to defend the cup. We really believe that this is the time to defend Carlsberg Cup and make history. We won’t let it slip. My appeal to our fans is to observe discipline after the game. “

By contrast, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers are riding a ‘crisis’ storm of their own, with injury plague of their key players.

Their captain Francis Mlimbika is doubtful for the clash due to injury.

But he says: “Derbies are always difficult and a loss against Bullets can psychologically wound us building up to the second round of the league. We lost to Bullets in the first round and we don’t want to see a reoccurrence of that in the Carlsberg Cup Finals.

“There are a whole lot of talented players to replace those on injury list. It’s going to be a tricky affair. We just have to focus and operate as a unit.

“The last time we lost our game to Bullets l was very disappointed. After that defeat we sat down as players and the technical staff and spoke about what we wanted to get out of this season.

“This is a must win for us. I appeal to our fans to come in their large numbers to drum support to us. They should also desist from any acts of violence.”

To qualify for the finals, Bullets thumped Silver Strikers 3-0 while the Nomads edged Moyale Barracks 1-0.

Bullets are the current holders. They won the cup last year after beating Zomba United 2-0.

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46 thoughts on “Bullets, Nomads gearing up for Malawi Carlsberg Cup final: Captains speak of the showdown”

  1. WANDAWANDA D says:

    NYERERE WILL CARRY THE DAY

  2. ayothi says:

    B means bullets. forward means pasogolo. B FORWARD MEANS pasogolo ndi bullets. BULLETS 3 AKAMADZI 1

  3. Eliyaaa! Pemphela kuti moto utsike kuchokela kumwamba uwotche aneneli a Baal pa phiri la calimeli pa civo 29

  4. Kulakwaa, Mulungu amapembezedwa ndi aliyense. Nkhuni zachita expire zulo pa Linthipe. Yalakwa basi Sailesi akachita blanda pa 37 minutes 19 seconds chigoli choyamba cha noma. 11 minutes 51 seconds gole wa BB AKASIYA Mpira ukulowa kumakawona ngati ukupita kunja. Chigoli china chikagola pa 91 minutes 36 seconds wogoletsa Fischer. Mpira ukatha pa 94 minutes. MANOMA 2-BB 1. MUsakachose coach akutelo ndi ambuye kuti zichitikedi zija zoti sibwino kusakaniza ambuye ndi satana.

  5. Mene zikuwonekela game yapakamwa BB YAWINA 4-0 Koma 90 minutes yakuLILONGWE will make The NOMADS which people believe is not the people’s team be VICTORS of the day. By 5 koloko madzulo, Lilongwe isokonekela ndi 2-1 victory in favor of NYERERE

  6. benidicto says:

    BB woyeeeee manona tiwaphunzise mpira.BB forever

  7. UNECA says:

    Apa ma fainals akoma asati akadafika matimu opanda masapotawa pa malawi pano ndi noma ndi bb wina sangakane.

  8. AM CHATULUKA says:

    Wamkulu ndi wamkulu basi. Chenjera neba, maule woyeee!!!!!

  9. Concerned citizen says:

    From failures to warriors,from zero to heroes,from nothing to something and from beasts to bests! Thats the spirit of NOMADS. We will make IT! Keep fire burning NYERERE ZOLUSA.

  10. stevie njolomole says:

    Ayi zabwino zonse. Ine maliro anga adzaika ndi aBB basi. Anoma ndichizolowezi chawo chomangoti tiwina. Bb ngati ingagonje kungoti yakwiya ndimizimu, chifukwa china ndi china bb ilbwino.

  11. Hardson says:

    Pa phiri la kalimeli abambooo! Bullets wozaaaaaaaa!

  12. chisabwe says:

    Noma ndi ana amamina pamphuno bb oyeee!

  13. Gabriel Chirambo says:

    We want our sponsors to be happy and us fans timwe wamkaka nde don’t think it will be easy to beat us inu a BB…. Manoma woyeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

  14. Fat K says:

    Wamkaka tikanamwabe ife sozofunanso umboni wina ayi!!! Go Maulle!!

  15. Man vin says:

    Waishosha BB neba

  16. dayfri says:

    tikubweeera, ife a maule , tikubwera ifeyooo

  17. yangu Aino says:

    kodi mmakapuo ma player akumwera madxi kapena mankhwala?

  18. Dannie Keffas says:

    I pray for the pipoz team to make it tomorrow, the hand of Lord has to be upon you guyz. Let the world know that we are saving the living God. I realing the blessings upon you players in the name of Jesus.

    AMEM

  19. Wawa Phiri says:

    Kapu yamadzi ya Fischer…kkkk. Anamupatsa ndani kodi kapu imeneyi?

  20. Rajah says:

    Guyz the whole team like Nomadz cnt afford madzi abwino ku training…..ayayaya mwandifoola ndithu….nomadz since 1962 koma zoopsa

  21. Aubrey Norman says:

    BB Moto Moto zinthu zatani?zasintha!!Ndikutitu zinthu zatani? Zasintha!!Anoma be forward atengelatu Zigubu zonyamulilamo misozi,Koma ndiye kulikanthu pa 29 eni ake achikho ndi eni basi ngati wina akukuchenjeza kuti akubera nawenso umakhala ochenjera kuziteteza.BB Moto moto zinthu zatani?Zasintha!!!ndikutitu zinthu zatani?Zasintha!

  22. Dannie Keffas says:

    Guyz Bullets ndi nkhani zina.
    Ndiye neba samala utha kuona chilango chinanso mmanja mwa ma Palestina.

    Ine ndiye ndakuchenjezA

  23. khokhokho says:

    Mawu njeeeeeee koma mawule mukumveka ndipo chi team chikudziyakhulira chokha

  24. Richard Kumwenda says:

    No mad or insane koma Nomads kuti chweeeeeee!

  25. Bwande says:

    Look at the pitch and then look at the cup yomwe akumwera madzi Fisher yo. Team ngati bullets madzi a mchigubu ku training. koma ku Malawi nde umphawi ndiwosayambaditu. Koma pa ma ground pokhapo tikanasinthako. Ndiye paja madzinso kulibe. Kodi mwati tinachimwa chani amangwetu mwina angotikhululukira ziyendeko

  26. Musathe mau guys, mpira ndi 90 mins, koma,koma,koma, ehede kaya ndima injury anuwo, BB woyeeeeeee. Kkkkkkkkkk

  27. bingi says:

    kma boot ya jahman yo eeh kuonaso yomenyera game copa mundial hehehehe..zampira

  28. Emmanuel says:

    Nomads forever

  29. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Wafawafa pa Civo Stadium!! Wankulu ndani.

  30. Eni manoma says:

    manoma!!! ndi deal cup ndi yathu.

  31. Wa BB says:

    Paja wanu mumamenya wapakamwa tikaona komko after 90 min

  32. jamie says:

    hahahahaahahahahahah ma cup a plastic ndi zigubu ku training Noma sidzatheka [email protected]

  33. wathuwathu says:

    Manoma akudziwa kale kuti Game ndiya Bullets angokasewelera lamulo. Mapale woyeeeeeeeeeeeee

  34. Wafarancer Kalikuzi says:

    Mighty Beforward Wanderers itenga carlsberg cup,more fire!!from usisya nkhata-bay.

  35. jacoo says:

    Pliz God’s favor & grace matters most 2 us Noma….we ready 4 u

  36. Mulomwe weniweni says:

    Neba uzadyeretu chakudya chamasana chochuluka coz chamazulo suzachimva kukoma bullets itakuwonesanso kuti iwe ndi mwana mawure woyeeeeeee ana achepa

  37. dalitso kendrix says:

    tamwaso wa mkaka ndi kusamba komwe

  38. Wa Maule weni weni says:

    Ndili chete kudikila zomwe ziti zichitike pa 29 pano. My humble appeal to my fellow BB supporters is not to indulge in cheap talk. Let’s go to CIVO on 29 and haunt them so that they know BB is indeed the People’s Team.

  39. opportunist says:

    Maule milky always

  40. Buscos says:

    Hahahaha ! Player yo ndiwa Noma koma jersey ya madrid..!! Hahaha !

  41. Buscos says:

    Madzi omwera mmacup? Kayenso ma cup ake…koma ku Malawi..

  42. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    Ife ndi aganyu basi, thou Iam in exile. Ndikwere iti; BB, noma, ok Man City woyeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  43. MAVUTO ZGAMBO says:

    NOMA NDI DEAL ABULLETS MULI MU MAJI.

  44. usovenge neba says:

    Manoma woyeeeeee. mwatibule amenewo amatijaila zedi.

  45. Mzimba Solola says:

    Paja 2003 Referee KALIYOTO NGOSI messed up everything, the title belonged to NOMA pano tikukangochitenganso chimenecho. MORE FIRE MIGHTY MANOMA.

  46. musova says:

    Bullets woyeee mwatibuleso asiye mwano

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