After a heart-breaking docking of points in the TNM Super League, Carlsberg Cup is the only possible silverware Mighty Wanderers can win this season. The Nomads host unpredictable Chikwawa United this Sunday at in a match in which anything less than a win will be a huge disappointment for the blues.
Wanderers set the tempo on Thursday at their training BAT ground by declaring that they would stop Chikwawa United in their tracks.
The Nomads will face the new rookies at Balaka Stadium.
An inspired Nomads coach Gerald Phiri Snr confidently told Nyasa Times: “Cups games are always difficult, but come Sunday we urge our supporters to come in their large numbers to Balaka to drum support to us We will give them the victory they deserve.”
And on a lighter note, Phiri boasted that the Nomads have already swept the cockroaches and spiderwebs on their shelf s so that they can put in the Carlsberg Cup for a start this season.
However, Phiri will have to do the job without the services of two key defenders, Francis ‘FM 7’ Mlimbika and Kondwani Lufeyo, who have been ruled out for two weeks due to injuries.
“My players are geared for the match, but we will miss the services of Mlimbika and Lufeyo, who are injured,” he said.
The Nomads supporters, however, can breathe a sigh of relief following news that their midfielder maestro Cuthebert Sineta, who was doudbtful for the match due to a knock had a light training with the team.
Currently, Sineta has been scoring for the Nomads in each and every game.
“I am now ready for the match after struggling with a knock. I did not train with the team on Wednesday because l was in pain, but now after training with my colleagues today, I feel good,” said Sineta.
The Nomads will be invading Balaka with confidence having beaten Chikwawa 4-0 on the same venue in the league.
The winners between the Nomads and Chikwawa will meet Mafco FC next Wednesday.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :