A brace from Anthony Banda was enough for Mighty Wanderers to oust Chiradzulu Medicals in the prestigious Presidential Cup in a well patronized encounter at Kamuzu Stadium in the commercial city of Malawi, Blantyre on Tuesday.
The Nomads sparked fire towards the 21th minute when their striking force was coming wave after wave but Victor Mpinganjira and Anthony Banda couldn’t kiss the back of Chiradzulu Medicals net.
In the 23th minute of the game, Banda could have converted the Nomads first goal but his shot was too weak to pass through Mwaitha Phiri on Chiradzulu’s goal.
The visitors, nearly shocked the Nomads when Kondwani Msambuka’s header was saved by Richard Chipuwa with the Nomads defence already beaten.
The moments of Nomads fans to chant, “Nyerere! Nyerere! zakoka mankhwalala” arrived in the 36th minute when Banda’s power packed shot was too hot for Phiri to handle.
In the second half, the Nomads accelerated their gear especially on the midfield where Jacob Ngwira was a marvel to watch with his chocolate passes.
Each time Ngwira possessed the ball, Chiradzulu could be seen jittering giving him enough space to manouver with the ball.
In the 64th minute, Chiradzulu breathed fire as Mike Chitani and Juninho Jamu exchanged some briliant passes only for Geoffry Vuthe lacking composure to find the target.
It was Anthony Banda at it again only that this time around it was through a powerful header to seal the win for Nomads.
The Nomads technical panel led by Stewart Mbolembole made several changes by substituting Alfred Manyozo, Tony Chitsulo and Anthony Banda for Mapopa Msukwa, Nafe Misasa and Kondwani Kumwenda.
Towards the end of the match, the Nomads could have notched more than 5 goals, but Victor Mpinganjira could not find the password to unlock Chiradzulu’s goal.
Mbolembole praised his charges for the win before conceding that it was a tough encounter while Chiradzulu Medicals team manager Alex Malunguza said his boys tried all they could have done to win the game but lucky was not on their side.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :