Mafco beat Wanderers to go top: Malawi TNM Super League

Mafco FC beat Mighty Be Forward Wanderers 2-1 at the Chitowe Stadium to go top of the log table in the TNM Super League.

Benard Harawa on the run with the ball...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Benard Harawa on the run with the ball…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Jaffali Chande  (r) on the ball...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Jaffali Chande (r) on the ball…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mafco players celebrating their goal....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mafco players celebrating their goal….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Heads up for an earial ball...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Heads up for an earial ball…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mafco FC posing for Nyasa Times -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mafco FC posing for Nyasa Times -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Losers: Be Forward Wanderers FC...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Losers: Be Forward Wanderers FC…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Richard Mbulu scored a brace as Joseph Kamwendo reduced the arrears before half time after the Nomads  had spurned a series of good chances.

The Salima based soldiers are now basking on the top slot with 37 points, while the Nomads are still on position 9 with 28 points.

Saturday’s  defeat means that it has taken Wanderers two years to taste defeat at Chitowe Stadium against Mafco.

The home team banked munch on Mbulu, who tormented the Nomads defence on several times, while the Nomads strength was on the midfield where Joseph Kamwendo, Rafiq Namwela and Alfred Manyozo were instrumental.

Despite being substituted, Jabulani Linje was also a marvel to watch same with Jaffali Chande and Peter Wadabwa.

Mafco also was dangerous on the right wing where Benard Harawa had a free highway and Richard Chipuwa despite conceding the second avoidable goal, should also be commended for saving two shots which could have resulted into more goals.

Towards the end of the first half, Wanderers was a better side as they played carpet football, but Mafco used defensive method until the last whistle.

In the second half, there was nothing much to write about, as Mafco resorted into delaying tactics.

Almost 7 of their players delayed the game with injuries, and no wonder their goalkeeper Jailosi Kapalamula was shown  a yellow card for faking an injury.

The  Nomads also cried foul, when Peter Wadabwa was denied a penalty after being brought down in the box. Harry Nyirenda as well was brought down after an elbow but the referee waved play on.

On the other end, Richard Mbulu also cried foul, when he was brought down inside the box but the referee ruled it out.

After the last whistle, there were tears of jubilations on the soldiers, as Wanderers scratched their heads hoping for Sunday’s encounter against Dwangwa FC.

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