Mpinganjira nets brace in Nomads win: Malawi Super League

Enterprising right winger Victor Mpinganjira rose to the occasion on Saturday, January 05, 2013 to rescue Mighty Wanderers from another misery with a brace against Red Lions in the elite TNM Super League at Kamuzu Stadium.

Mpinganjira,a son to former Flames striker Albert  planted home a well taken pass from Joseph ‘Shakira’ Kamwendo to snatch the Nomads first  goal forcing scores of Wanderers supporters, who occupied their traditional southeastern stands of the stadium, erupted into fits of celebrations.

No-one could blame the Lali-Lubani supporters, whose side was massacred 3-0 last Sunday to Big Bullets.

Mpinganjira, who coordinated well with Kamwendo and inflicted pain to the old capital city giants when he scored an easy goal after Red Lions custodian Brighton Ngwenyama made a silly blunder by letting the ball to slip from his hands.

Victor Mpinganjira celebrating his goal

The Nomads, who missed the services of their four key players Bongani Kaipa, Gerald Chimbaka, Gerald Phiri and Francis Mlimbika could have scored the third goal but the Nomads fans have every reason to blame Anthony Banda, who missed a well taken cross from the right flank by Victor Mpinganjira.

Red Lions tried to come back into the game, but Dave Banda was not sharp enough supply good balls to their danger man Boniface Kaulesi, who was tightly marked by Foster ‘Zagaf’ Namwera.

Red Lions coach Collins Nkuna confessed that the loss was a setback in their quest for the title.

Currently, Red Lions is basking on the fifth slot with 38 points from 22 games while Blantyre United is still ruling on top with 45 points having played 23 games.

“Our chances of winning the title are being shuttered now. We conceded two silly goals and l do not know what our goalkeeper was thinking,” said Nkuna.

Nkuna also admitted Wanderers deserved the victory after putting them under pressure especially in the second half.

Wanderers Coach Felix Fosco, who was under intense pressure to win the match after last week’s 3-0 defeat in the hands of Big Bullets, was over the moon with the result.

“Iam very happy because my boys managed to absorb the pressure after last week’s defeat. We were even unfortunate not to score more than two goals because we played well,” said Fosco.

In Mzuzu, visiting Blue Eagles failed to collect maximum three points, as they were held 1-1 to new rookies Kabwafu FC at Mzuzu Stadium.

The Area 30 Cops scored through Innocent Bokosi while Kabwafu equalized courtesy of Dan Lusale.

In the capital city of Malawi, limping Escom United left behind all their woes as they tamed Kamuzu Barracks 2-1 in an entertaining encounter at Civo Stadium.

The Electricians were first to register on the score sheet through Manase Chiyesa before the capital city based out-fit equalized through Joel Chipofya.

However, it was vast experienced Chiukepo Msowoya, who snatched the much-needed three points.

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