Mighty Be Forward Wanderers are through to the final stage of the newly established Foundation for Irrigation and Sustaunable Development (FISD) Challenge Cup after they narrowly beat Blue Eagles FC 1-0 in a match played at the Kamuzu Stadium in the Commercial Capital Blantyre on Saturday 19 November 2016.
Defender Bongani Kaipa’s 81st minute stunning header in the second half orchestrated from a corner kick was enough to book the nomads the final slot.
The Nomads started the game on a very high note in the opening ten minutes of the game before being frustrated afterwards by Eagles style of play of using long balls which is against the Nomads usual passing game.
Both sides failed to play with their hearts down and in frustration, the Nomads players turned physical conceding many free kicks in the process.
Their marksman Peter Wadabwa who has scored so many vital goals for his club and is chasing the golden boot award in the league was tightly marked and was trimmed to a mere passenger for the betterpart of the game.
His presence was however felt towards the end of the match after the Lali Lubani boys had scored as he almost doubled the lead.
On the other hand, Blue Eagles midfielder Phillip Masiye showed some brilliance in the midfield but the corps were not sharp enough up front where they missed the services of Gilbert Chirwa.
It was all smiles for Mighty Be Forward Wanderers supporters who chanted praise song for their team the entire 90 minutes after the match.
Just like any other Nomad, Team Manager Steven Madeira was a happy man after the game.
He hailed the players for playing according to instructions particularly in the second half.
He also praised his troops for togetherness that has filled the team which he said if continued “the team will achieve more”.
Madeira said they are ready to face any team that win the second semifinal to be played today (Sunday) between Silver Strikers and
Blue Eagles Head Coach Decklerk Msakakuona conceded the defeat and
congratulated the Nomads for the win.
Msakakuona said they will now entirely concentrate on Super League games.
Mighty Be Forward Wanderers are set to maintain their record of being the first team of winning any newly established cup on the domestic scene. This earned them a name “Cup specialists”.
Meanwhile, both the sponsors and Fam have hailed supporters for maintaining discipline through out the competition.
The finals will be played on 10th December 2016 in Lilongwe.
This season, they already won the Carlsberg Cup after beating Silver Strikers in the final at the Kamuzu Stadium.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :