The much billed Blantyre derby between sworn rivals Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers ended in a 1-1 draw on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre in two-legged pre-season tournament.
A local sports merchandise shop–IntoSports— has organised K5 million (about $12 500) Giants Peace Cup that will see the two teams meeting twice in a mini-pre-season tournament.
The second leg will be played next weekend in the capital Lilongwe.
But the Nomads are having an away goal superior as they were given Lilongwe as home ground.
On Sunday, Bullets were first to score through a long range from Henry ‘Magetsi’ Kabichi after a Nomads goalkeeper Bester Phiri failed to parry the ball away.
Phiri, who manned the posts after a long break lacked confidence and composure as he failed to judge the ball four times after Bullets came wave after wave in the first 15 minutes.
Bullets, who featured some new players like Pilirani Zonda and Mussa Manyenje from EPAC FC mostly ultilised the wingers to supply crosses to Tizyowere Kumwenda and Manyenje to find the target.
However, the Nomads, who equalized through Kondwani Kumwenda after Owen Chaima’s blunder commanded the midfield where Jacob Ngwira and Kumwenda operated from.
The Nomads were also brilliant in their defence especially in the flanks where Bongani Kaipa and Francis ‘FM 7’ Mlimbika were operating.
The blues also sampled their new signing from Envirom FC Wongani Zulu who combined upfront with Mayeso Mphanje.
The Nomads coach Stewart Mbolembole praised his charges for scoring an important away goal and vowed to fight hard in the return match in Lilongwe while Big Bullets assistant coach Lloyd Nkhwazi said they will press more goals in the return match.
The winners would pocket K3 million (about $7 500) while losers will get K2 million (about $5 000).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :