Lanjesi boost for Nyasa BB as Wanderers gives up on title: Malawi TNM Super League

TNM Super League defending Champions Nyasa Big Bullets FC have received a huge and timely morale boost with the return of one of their key players defender John Lanjesi who has been on injury list for some months.

Chiukepo Msowoya (right)  with John Lanjesi...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Chiukepo Msowoya (right) with John Lanjesi

Lanjesi has been on the sidelines due to a calf injury he sustained while on nationals duty.

The former Civo Service United defender picked the injury in Flames 3-1 defeat in the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying match in June this year against Zimbabwe.

Bullets Team Manager Rahim Ishmael confirmed during the just ended week that the player resumed training on Tuesday.

Ishmael said the return of Lanjesi will be of great significance in their quest to return the league title at this crucial stage of the competition.

“He is an experienced player and we hope that he will do his best to help us,” said Ishmael.

He also confirmed that upcoming striker Collen Nkhulambe who was signed from Mzuzu United at the beginning of the season is also back on his fit.

Nkhulambe has scored a couple of vital goals before he got injured making himself a darling to Bullets followers in the process.

But the People’s Team will keep on missing the services of Bashir Maunde who has completely been ruled out for the rest of the season as he is again nursing an injury.

Bullets face Mafco FC in an all league contenders affair at the Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday which they need to win at all cost to keep alive their dream of returning the league title.

The defending champions only managed to go top of the table once thus in week 27 of
the Super League for the entire 2016-17 season.

Meanwhile, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have announced they have given up on league title.

Both the Head Coach Yasin Osman and Team Manager Steven Madeira have confirmed the revelation.

The two said their title campaign suffered a huge blow after their controversial 2-1 loss to Blue Eagles on Thursday at the Nankhaka ground.

According to the two, referee Duncan Lengani killed them for denying them a penalty when the game was at 1-1 a development they say frustrated the players who lost concentration and ended up conceding a goal in the dying minutes.

According to Osman, their target now is a top four finish.

The Lali Lubani boys are currently on position six with 41 points from 26 games.

Since Osman took over from Edington Ng’onamo who was fired alongside Assistant Elia Kananji due to poor run of form for the team, the Nomads have recorded seven straight wins before their tragic loss to Eagles.

Sill more, the Momads have something to show at the end of the season having already won the Carlsberg Cup.

They are eyeing a double after reaching the finals of the newly introduced K45 Million Fisd Cup whose finals will be played in December.

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