Coach Kananji draws positives from Nomads’ LL visit

Be Forward Wanderers coach Elia Kananji says the Easter friendly games against Civo United and Mafco in Lilongwe have assisted him and his technical staff know exactly where the team stands ahead of the new TNM Super League season.

Nomads lay siege on Mafco goal

Nomads lay siege on Mafco goal

Wanderers capt Francis Mlimbika in action against Civo

Wanderers capt Francis Mlimbika in action against Civo

Kananji (2nd right)- Rebuilding process still on

Kananji (2nd right)- Rebuilding process still on

The Nomads were in the capital over the Easter festive during which they managed a 2-1 win against Civo before settling for a 1-all draw against Salima based soldiers Mafco. In both games, which were played at Civo Stadium, the Nomads had to fight from behind after trailing in the first 45 minutes.

Summarising the visit, Kananji said the friendlies have helped him and his technical team spot the strengths and weaknesses in his squad.

“The rebuilding exercise at Wanderers is not over yet. We are still trying to see the areas we have to work on and the two games have given us good food for thought, said Kananji, who was only roped in as Wanderers head coach during the off-season after falling out of grace with his former team Big Bullets.

On the positives, Kananji said he was happy that his charges were able to fight from behind. He, however, said he would love to see his charges going flat out from the first whistle.

“Our first half performances in both games were poor and it was only after talking to the boys at half time that we were seeing positive changes.

“It’s not always healthy to fight from behind. Next time we may not be able to come back,” said the Nomads head coach.

Against Civo on Saturday, the Nomads trailed to a Jabulani Linje first half strike before impressive Muhamad Sulumba, formerly of Blantyre United levelled in the second half.

Substitute Kondwani Kumwenda won the game for the visitors when he headed in a corner kick by former Epac player Ibrahim Sadik.

On Sunday, Richard Mbulu took Mafco in front after some poor defending by Wanderers’ central defence before Sulumba turned saviour again with a powerful header of a Mike Kaziputa cross.

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21 thoughts on “Coach Kananji draws positives from Nomads’ LL visit”

  1. sadrido says:

    Chizungu sikanthu koma pa ground. Wanu odziwa kuyankhula chizungu mwafika pati 5-1. Koma a neighbor, ngongole thoooooo. Zitha bwanji?

  2. kalioti pearson says:

    noma yomweyo kuti…………..

  3. Mike Bango says:

    Iyi nde team viva nyerere osati Awa akatapitawa

  4. martin chikocho says:

    more fire nomads, neba alira this yr komano lets hv the serious final squad to account on

  5. muhamad emwazi says:

    Kodi coach ameneyu amadziwa kuyankhula chizungu?

    1. ngalonde wa ngalonde says:

      Khiwa sikanthu koma play field ask brazil

  6. Max Terrie Abwanamwano says:

    Nice preparations

  7. Felix tonic says:

    Neba kuva malungo…kkkkkkkComment

  8. Khongoni Boy says:

    My Noma My Team Ndiye Khongoni Boy

  9. munali kale inu.tikuchapani mu league mwamva!!!!!!!!

  10. one malawi one people says:

    …..khalani otsogola, khalani ngati nyerere, be forward!!!!!….Noma yomweyo!…kuti nyekhu! nyekhu! nyekhu!….neba chaka chino usamale.

  11. james chinkole says:

    chipiyoyo says

    that’s my noma. pliz play more friendlies and keep the fire burning!

  12. Kabwanda says:

    Aim to score 1st guys plz

  13. Yankho says:

    Simungawine inu, uniform ngati ya DPP, muganiza mugawine inu agalu obera mavoti. Ndiye bola Bullets ya Red ngati Malawi Congress Party atha ku wina

  14. Ezekiel Peter Ching'oma says:

    MCP imakonda ms team onse nkana kale Malawi inkawina

  15. Young K says:

    What We Want Is Kumwa Wamkaka The Forthcoming Season . Noma Always BE FORWARD

  16. ephraim says:

    Manoma fo lyf

  17. Totoma says:

    Will it take u to rebuild the team one year as league starts next week brootooo

  18. Mutchatcha says:

    Zoonadi Manoma ife tikufuna zimenezo.Keep it up mmagame onse akubwera mu super league.

  19. V.H.M.Gadama says:

    Fruits not ripen.

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