Mafco inflict defeat on Wanderers, damage title hopes: Malawi TNM Super Leagues

Another remarkable day in the life of the TNM Super League, another shocking result for the title pretender Mighty Be Forward Wanderers  when they were inflicted to a 2-3 defeat by  Mafco at  Kamuzu Stadium  on Sunday.

Jaffali Chande displaying his skills .-Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Jaffali Chande displaying his skills .-Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Isaac Kaliati of Wanderers (left) on the ball.-Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Isaac Kaliati of Wanderers (left) on the ball.-Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Saidi Mtekama dribble past a Nomads player -Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Saidi Mtekama dribble past a Nomads player -Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Nomads celebrating their goal-Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nomads celebrating their goal-Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Tempers flared....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Tempers flared….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mafco in victory parade after inflicting painful defeat to Wanderers -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mafco in victory parade after inflicting painful defeat to Wanderers -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Man of the match went to Zikhole Ngulube

Man of the match went to Zikhole Ngulube

Mafco celebrating their victory against Nomads .- Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mafco celebrating their victory against Nomads .- Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Emotions., police intervene.-Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Emotions., police intervene.-Photo Jeromy Kadewere

In a captivating fixture, the Nomads found themselves a goal  behind in the first 20th minute   courtesy of Stain Malata.

The Nomads  pulled one back just before the break through Jaffali Chande  but the Salima based soldiers restored their two-goal advantage in the second half  through Zikhole Ngulube.

Ngulube scored through a free-kick near the south corner flag, which Bester Phiri could have done better to avoid the goal.

Boston Kabango ensured an interesting game by lashing home  in the added time but, try as they might, the Nomads  could not conjure up an equaliser.

Moment of silence on the Nomads stands came on the dot of the final whistle, when Richard Mbulu scored the winner after a long shot, which was too hot for Phiri to handle.

This was a thorough test of Wanderers  title credentials and, with Blue Eagles  beating  Moyale 1-0 to make their points 18, may be a game the Nomads  look back on with plenty of regret at the end of the season.

The Nomads kicked-off the game on a positive side , and should probably have taken the lead after seven minutes, when Isaac Kaliat was played through by Mike Kaziputa.

The Nomads  improved as the half wore on and had vociferous appeals for a penalty away when Mafco defender  scythed down  Amos Bello. The striker fell inside the penalty area but referee Ishamel Chizinga  correctly ruled that there was no foul involved.

Wanderers  had initially struggled to make inroads after the break, so it made sense to see Jabulani Linje  replace Amos Bello, while Khumbo Ng’ambi came in for Isaac Kaliati.

Ibrahim Sadick was also introduced for Mike Kaziputa.

Mbulu for Mafco nearly caused havoc in the Nomads defence when he raced  into the penalty area and picking out  Foster Namwera but lucky enough Boston Kabango came to the rescue.

With only one win against Silver Strikers before draws against Nyasa Big Bullets, Dwangwa United and Civo United,  Jack Chamangwana’s  men must respond quickly.

Goodness knows Chamangwana is struggling, and this is the kind of result that could just invite trouble for him and the supporters  must wonder if the title that they believed Chamangwana could achieve is in anyway a possibility.

Many Wanderers supporters who spoke to Nyasa Times expressed disappointment with the club’s woeful display.

“We are not improving in tactics. We are poorer than we were last season. The coach seems to be clueless. Old time football tactics not helping the team,” said  a supporter identified as ‘Kosovo’.

On another note, the game grossed K7,845,700.

In other matches, Max Bullets and Epac FC  played out a 0-0 draw, while Kamuzu Barracks defeated Dwangwa United 5-1.

Dubbed Malawi’s Leicester City, league leaders Blue Eagles beat Moyale Barracks 1-0.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From Nyasatimes

More From the World

16 thoughts on “Mafco inflict defeat on Wanderers, damage title hopes: Malawi TNM Super Leagues”

  1. Chief Kapoloma says:

    Richard ali ndi maonekedwe a NKOSA koma uli MBULU othelatu

  2. vkmbewe says:

    mwatichani? bvuto ndikusewera mpira wofuna kuti nditchuke ndine,

  3. NGINJO WANALWIMBA says:

    we are the mighty nomads for ever come rain come sunshine,the wise people’s choice.it pains alot when my lovely team is loosing.That is my choice iwill cling to the team come good time come bad time iam a nomad&iwill be anomad

  4. KWEENI MPULOFETALE says:

    ‘It Is Not Over Until It Is Over”…Mighty Wanderers you remain my favourite ever…You can do it my wisest choice…..Yes indeed you are “The Wise Peoples’ Choice”

  5. KASIKA HARRY says:

    Don’t blem the coach , there is enemity within players themselves they can’t win. They are not a team.

  6. darby says:

    How do you expect a team to perform well when its full of boko halam soldiers who are seeking refuge in malawi? This is just the beginning, there is more misery to come this week end.

  7. hoosen says:

    neba pepa, mungoononga mdalama kumagula ma player kunja instead of giving the prayers good money to motivate them.

  8. Kaunga Manyama says:

    I simply say congratulations MAFCO.You deserved victory. You are a good team. You showed it when you played the giants in the land AT CHITOWE STADIUM LAST OF LAST WEEK .YOU TWICE CAME FROM BEHIND TO LEVEL THE SCORES AND TO SHOW THAT YOU ARE IN A CLASS OF YOUR OWN YOU SCORED THE EQUALISER AT THE DOT OF THE GAME TO END THE GAME AT 2,2.
    To our neighbour, my advice is ‘grass looks greener the other side of the mountain’. Up to this time around You believe that African football was invented in Nigeria AND OTHER COUNTRIES IN WEST AFRICA AND WAS REFINED IN JAPAN AND IS SIMPLY PLAYED IN MALAWI.THINK TWICE.THE UPPER CASE IS TO MAKE EVERY FOLLOWER OF SOCCER IN THE LAND READ THE MASSAGE.

  9. BOLA MOYO says:

    Ndinanena kale ndipo ndibwerezanso kuti MIGHTY BEFOWARD WANDERERS singatenge league. Iwo wao ndi wapakamwa. Simunati munakathibulidwa

  10. yobu 1413 says:

    Be Forward kusamva, how can they sponsor perennial losers? Ndithu sponsoring political party handclappers? Ndiye kuchita kuchotsa makaka a chipani cholamula nkuyika a chipani chotsutsa? Walter wanu akumva bwanji inu a ‘foolish reporter?’
    A BB nanunso tiganizileni pa ndawapo zisanavute coz kungoluza olo game imodzi maduka azagwira ntchito pa bb executive coz team siyanokha iyi!

  11. Pepani a neba zimachitika.Kugula maplayer akunja n’kungotaya ndalama.Anzanufe timagwiritsa ntchito TALULAR,this is why we are progressing well.Muyamike BB kamba kowasulira bwino a Chande.Popanda chande bwenzi mulibe n’chigoli chilichonse.A FAM,nthawi zina posankha national coach muziwonako perfomance yake mu Super League.Welcome Karonga United,imeneyi ndiye super league.Uchilimike.

  12. mwaaaaa says:

    Chalaka bakha singatole nkhuku

  13. YEBO says:

    CHALAKA BAKHA NKHUKU SINGATOLE.

  14. Foolish reporter says:

    How do you talk about Title Hopes in Week 5? Give us a Break, the league has just started. And just because Blue Eagles players said the other week that they’re inspired by Leicester, doesn’t mean that they said that they’re Malawian Leicester.

  15. Mzakwacha, says:

    Mafco,hellow sir.Mwachita bwino kuwombela manoma.Well done.Ngati kuli team sindizasapota padziko ni manoma.If mafco drew with the peoples team,what result can it be with manoma?4get bout league.Mzakwacha Nixon-pretoria.+27724922299

  16. madzi says:

    aneba akumva nyunyu………nyu.—khoswe ogwera mumatsukwa

Comments are closed.