Nomads hold KB, Bullets slump in Mzuzu: Malawi TNM Super League

After going down 1-0 against 10-man Blue Eagles at Nankhaka Ground on Saturday, September 28, 2013, Mighty ‘Nyerere’ Wanderers defied the odds on Sunday when they held rampaging soldiers Kamuzu Barracks to a nil-all draw in a tough TNM Super League match played before a good crowd at Dedza Stadium.

Having put up a dismal show against the cops from Area 30, many feared the worst was to follow for the visiting Nomads against the newly crowned Carlsberg Cup champions but this was never the scenario at the soldiers’ base.

The Nomads dominated the soldiers in the first half and threatened to snatch the lead in the second half, which was controlled by the hosts.

Victor Mpinganjira would have put the visitors in front midway into the last half after facing KB goalkeeper Lehman Nthala in a one-on-one situation but he unbelievably took his shot against the goal-post with the goalie clearly beaten.

KB also had their best chance 10 minutes to time when Weld Nkuliwa’s goal-bound header ricocheted against the cross bar with Wanderers’ goalie Bester Banda also beaten.

A relieved Wanderers’ coach Stewart Mbolembole praised his charges for an improved performance.

KB launches attack into Nomads territory.-Photo by Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

KB launches attack into Nomads territory.-Photo by Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

“This was the real Wanderers. Yesterday, we were not a team and were negative in everything. Today, we made a
couple of changes and things were different,” said the Wanderers’ coach.

His counterpart Billy Phambala described the game as 50-50: “It was a 50-50 game. They (Wanderers) dominated the first half and we controlled the second half. They had one clear chance in the second half and we also had a couple of chances.”

Elsewhere

In other TNM Super League games played Sunday, Moyale Barracks edged Big Bullets 1-0 at Mzuzu Stadium with Epac FC, Njenjete repeating victory over Civo United, whom they defeated 2-1 at Civo Stadium.

At Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, Silver Strikers recovered from a 2-1 deficit at the hands of Blantyre United to thrash Azam Tigers 3-1. In Zomba, Red Lions beat Evirom 2-1.

Tempers flare as Kondwani Kumwenda is fouled by KB player, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Tempers flare as Kondwani Kumwenda is fouled by KB player, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Nomads goal under siege, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Nomads goal under siege, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Referee Jones Makuwira sends Wanderers' Valence Kamzere off the bench.-Photo by Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Referee Jones Makuwira sends Wanderers’ Valence Kamzere off the bench.-Photo by Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Wanderers' Timothy Chitedze gets man of the match award from Sulom's Charles Manyungwa, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Wanderers’ Timothy Chitedze gets man of the match award from Sulom’s Charles Manyungwa, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Prison Warders assisted in providing security, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Prison Warders assisted in providing security, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

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