Bulllets Vs Wanderers: Malawi Carlsberg Cup final is nigh

This weekend fans will get a taste of what’s to come in the second round of the League when Mighty Be Forward Wanderers take on Big Bullets in the Carlsberg Cup final at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.

Bullets assistant coach Mabvuto Lungu delighted....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bullets assistant coach Mabvuto Lungu  geared for finals….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nomads coach Elijah Kananji: Wants to build legacy

Nomads coach Elijah Kananji: Wants to build legacy

Salute for Be Forward Wanderers

Salute for Be Forward Wanderers

Bullets fans - Jeromy Kadewere

Bullets fans – Jeromy Kadewere

In the past this fixture has been a feisty affair, and the latest clash doesn’t look likely to disappoint.

The encounter once again sees Blantyre giants battle it out for bragging rights, with the added bonus of some early silverware before the League wraps up.

On paper these teams cannot be separated at the moment, with top talents Rafiq Mussa and Dalitso Sailesi looking to dazzle in front of their fans once more, whilst Mapopa Kaunda   and Chiukepo Msowoya are bound to be in amongst the goals.

Richard Chipuwa surely be looking to prove Mabvuto Lungu and his backroom staff that he still has the talent to stand between the sticks in the country of a top Super League team, and there’s no better way to do it than to take the Carlsberg Cup from the Peoples Team grasp.

Vincent Gona  on the other hand will want to show that Lungu and Nkhwazi has placed his trust in the right hands as he looks to put in another dominant display ahead of Owen Chaima.

Big Bullets are the current holders of the Carlsberg Cup, but the Nomads are looking to take that status away and reclaim it after many years, making it an incredibly enthralling affair.

This may be another anxiety-laden trip to the capital city for the two teams, whose main base is Blantyre.

With the physical Chiukepo Msowoya in prolific form, Bullets have the ability to get goals and score another upset.

But Mabvuto Lungu has not yet shown an ability to excel in defensive tactics and Wanderers creative quality in the likes of Rafiq Mussa and Isaac Kaliati may eventually be decisive.

Key Matchups

Dalitso Sailesi vs Stanely Sanudi
Big Bullets have a good matchup down the left wing with Dalitso Sailesi and his good snake runnings with the ball . However, with one of Malawi’s best right defender Stanely Sanudi there will be battle of young and upcoming players on that side. Sailesi will be supported by Yamikani Fodya bombing on from full-back, whilst the likes of Henry Kabichi and Jaffali Chande will offer him the option of short passes and one-twos to open up the Nomads defence.

Rafiq Mussa vs James Chilapondwa
A key battle in midfield will see James Chilapondwa and company trying to stop the likes of Rafiq Mussa from controlling and dictating the game in the Peoples Team half.

The skillful midfielder will be supported by Alfred Manyozo Jnr from deep. He’ll also have players out wide to help stretch their opponents’ central midfielders.

Jaffali Chande vs Alfred Manyozo Jnr
Jaffali Chande put in a man of the match performance in a 3-0 win for Bullets over Silver Strikers at the Kamuzu Stadium from a central midfield role. We’re going to assume he’ll have freedom to push alongside Mussa Manyenje when his side are in possession.

Alfred Manyozo role will be to prevent the former Epac FC from coming too far forward, keeping him in close check, and when Bullets do have the ball, for him to hurt Wanderers on the break. He’s a good passer, a playmaker and has two quick strikers ahead of him to supply.

Team News

Big Bullets

Sankhani Mkandawire is the only confirmed absentee for the Peoples team as Mabvuto Lungu’s side finished the first round in good health. Whether Eneya Banda, Ian Chinyama, who also had injuries are match fit to feature in the gameday squad remains to be seen.

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers

Left-back Francis Mlimbika has been sidelined for weeks and will miss the final. Striker Ishamel Thindwa is a doubt through injur. Jabulani Linje has been out for more than a month now and he is out again for the finals.

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44 thoughts on “Bulllets Vs Wanderers: Malawi Carlsberg Cup final is nigh”

  1. Maxy b says:

    Eeeeh tionane mawaaa ilikoooo

  2. Jimmy says:


  3. nyerere says:

    Sunday pa Civil Stadium pali chaka cha makhwangwala kuzatola mapale onse atabandulidwa ndi nyerere zaukali zedi. Manoma woye. Nathundu woye. Jini Chalungama ku Ntchisi ziiiii!!!!!!! koma mapare ulendo wobwerera kwanu uzalemera zedi. Ndipo muzayenda ndi usiku basi mutamusiya mwana wanu komweko ife nyerere mkumutenga.

  4. nyerere says:

    So God hel us ( manoma) to defeat mapare in the All Mighty Name of JESUS. Amen.

  5. amfana says:

    sunday pa sivo stedium pali msonkhano wa akhwangwala azakhala akutola nyerere zoola z omwe ife tizaphe loweluka.

  6. yazula says:

    So God help us (BIG BULLETS FC), in the mighty name of JESUS

  7. WOZITSATA says:


  8. Mzimba Solola says:

    2003 we missed this cup because of this referee so called KALIYOTO NGOSI, for denying us a clear and winning goal. I hope FAM has looked into this. More fire MANOMA ndiri nganganga pambuyopo.

  9. baggio says:

    We maule,don’t play soccer on paper let’s wet Saturday sikale after 90 mins will tolk becoz maule ndi maule!!! Koma chomwe mungadziwe ndichakuti bullets singaluze ndi team ya Ku Malawi kuno!!!

  10. Kalanka says:

    Tikungodikila kukazilandila nyerere pobwela ndi chikho pa Zalewa!…..kuli nyerere just manoma…

  11. seggio says:

    Ngati tidakwanitsa kulanda majombo asilikali a mafco ndi kutchola Bank ya Silver ndiye nyelele ndi kachani.

  12. Lure says:

    Maule omwewo

  13. Blessings says:

    its unpredictable game, coz onsewa ndi ma heavy weight. all de best to both teams.

  14. naini says:

    My favourite team since I was very young now am in the Mid Forties, I wish you all the best of this game. May the Good Lord give you strength whilst playing, be calm.

    Wanderers Woyee

  15. nyerere says:

    Please Noma representative make sure that Ramadan jcoach BB from VIP or through phones. He is national team coach or for every club Tikufuna tiisende timu imeneyi. Tikukatenga chikho chomwe Kananji adachiiwala ku BB. Mapre ndiye chiyani. Fwefwefwefwe ndi nyerere. Nyerere woyeee.

  16. Khawaz says:

    Nyerere plz don’t talk 2 much just wait 90 ikatha mpira ndi pa Ground

  17. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    Pepeni mawu anu amveka, ine sindikwanitsa kuwonera nawo mpirawo kamba koti, Iam living in exile. Afta 90 minutes I hop mudzatiuza zosatira. Guyz maluzi ake amenewo kukadzadza ku civo? Ndakaika! The team which gonna win, its the team I suppport. Bola musadziwe kuti ndine waganyu. Man City woyeee!

  18. madala madala says:

    Lali Lubani ana akumpanda, titenge zimenezi.

  19. IDABOY says:

    @ Shuwa, Have you ever find out why God created the sky Blue not Red

  20. Faith says:

    BB yapambana kale kukangochitira umboni pa tsikulo. wazitsata amasapota BB

  21. Akatswiri says:

    Ulipo wakhodzo

  22. Fisher says:

    Bullets fc siikhumudwitsa kuyambila kale

  23. No comments now, Lets wait & see on Saturday.

  24. Bandanenge Ngulube says:

    Manoma nthawi yanu yakwana yotenga chiko

  25. yusuf m a says:

    BB ndi nyatwa ikung’amba basi

  26. vwapuwvapu says:

    The last whistle will tell, do not worry. Do not build castles in the air.

  27. Godfrey Baloyi Wa Nyerere Zolusa says:

    nyerere stars are the uncontrollable bomb @ hiroshima, ready to tear down the net of Vincet Sleep… we’re talented, zealous and ambitious(mean it the way u can).furthermore, we enrich supporters with a brazilian footbal or that of german…come one @ civo come all! MANOMA will never disappoint u

  28. mankhaule mlamu baaba says:

    tikaseewere mwabata, choooondeeer, we need a very competent referee to officiate ths big match, ms referees amatha kuononga mpira not bcz of bias but incompetence.

  29. Kimu says:

    It will be athough game but bullets w’ll the day.

  30. Benga Bush says:

    Good analysis.BB can never be stopped

  31. Ras Phiri says:

    noma(nyerere) are ready for the cup and we are wining the cup

  32. Paul Samuel says:

    It will be the crash of the giants,but Bullets will carry the day!

  33. Jahman says:

    Ndani sadziwa kuti BB ndi team mbambande… Eeeeeh? 3-1 BB ndi ma Big basi!

  34. Joel says:

    Ziwoneka zokha b4 5:00pm on Saturday. Bt ma pare more fire.

  35. shuwa says:


  36. Jafali Kwenda says:

    If only Bullets could win this saturday battle, however this is unpredictable because mmmmmmmh by the way God knows what wil really going to happen and which team will win the battle

  37. Muhilima says:


  38. Comred Brigadier says:

    Look at the analysis BB yawina kale

  39. Tiona Mall says:

    Wishful thinking

  40. Acki-Memento says:

    No you repent!!! My foot you can’t put your head into lions mouth.accept BB is a strong team to give up.

  41. Wawa Phiri says:

    I repeat, the Nomads will carry the day come 29 Aug, 2015.

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