Nomads seek divine intervention at Catholic church

Just hours before lining up against Civil Service United (Civo) in the final for the Standard Bank Knock-Out Cup final, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers FC sought God’s helping hand when the bulk of the team attended the morning mass at Maula Cathedral of the Catholic church in Lilongwe.

Seeking God's hand- The Nomads during the mass, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Seeking God’s hand- The Nomads during the mass, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Clad in Be-Forward track suits, the team, led by general secretary Mike Butawo and team manager Steve Madeira attended the entire English service at the fully packed church.

After the mass celebration, some faithful requested to have group photographs with the team just outside the Cathedral.

Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times after the church serving, Butawo said there was nothing unusual with the team members attending the church service.

“There is nothing unusual. All our players and officials are God fearing and we don’t believe in going to witch doctors or using juju ahead of a match. We believe in God the Almighty, who has helped us reach the stage where we are,” said Butawo.

Despite going into the afternoon clash as pre-match favourites, the Nomads will be against some odds as no any voted side has ever won the Standard Bank Knock-Out Cup.

The Nomads had to be voted into this year’s competition by Standard Bank customers, having failed to finish in the top six during the previous league season.

Top six teams in the preceding league season plus four voted teams participate in the competition with the former earning automatic qualification whereas the voted sides participate in preliminary play-offs to complete the quarterfinal pairs.

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36 thoughts on “Nomads seek divine intervention at Catholic church”

  1. god will answer our quesions

  2. what is the story here,in everything to ask God intavation is good the only problem we expect feedback fom God same time but if u continue God answers u differently and in another way.what they did was not bad it was already sunday. keep up everytime be doing that even not winning God protect us from crucial injuries.

  3. devilsadvocate says:

    My foot kulankhula kwambiri mpira usanayambe. M’mene mumapemphera masapota any ama tuzuka m’muzimu. Ndiye kuchalichi munankako munakamwera zikho za YAHWEH lero dzanja lalemba.

  4. Iwe number 9 ndiwe wotemberedwa kuchokere kwa makolo ako wamvapo ndani akunyoza apa nawe ukuti mpingo wolakwika ndiwe munthu uli desperate ndi matchalichi ampatuko uli ndimatenda eti?

  5. Kanyimbi says:

    Mulungu samasewela phada, chipako kapena mpira wa miyendo. Chonde osamamuyesa dala muzaputa nazo mkwiyo wa Yehova. Tawonani lero Mulungu wapeleka ukulu wanu kwa Kandonje.

  6. diego says:

    munatsogoza kulamula Mulungu ,shaa plan ya munthu amadziwa ndi mwini sachedwa safulumira kkkkkkiii

  7. waseme says:

    Pano a Midiera muti chiani? zabvuta basi pepani koma matama musiyeyeyeye

  8. Nyoto says:

    Pepan pepan,nkhani yavuta kwa neba ndi chikhulupiliro, mulungu ngolola chirichonse kuchitika.pankhani zandalama neba usamale ndimulungu. wamwa dzana munamuiwala ndiye mumafuna akupatseni ATM CARD..MUkanamkumbukira mulunguyo.

  9. Moses Makoko says:

    Good decision! Wrong congregation!

  10. Chiona says:

    Panali nzelu kwabasi pokapembeza Yesu okhala mu Ukalistiya.
    Koma nkhani ndiyoti this country is broke so nkhani ya ndalama tizigawanako wina Carlsberg Special, wina ATM card and finaly TNM airtime BB woooooyeeeeeeee.
    Zikamatele tele tele mnzosowaaaaa.

  11. Chidzukulu says:

    Iwe no.9 iwe ukuzitcha zambiyata, samala. Dziwa kusiyanisa za ndale ndi za Mulungu. Anthu asatengere phunziro pa iwe

  12. kulinga says:

    Sitimautchula kuti ukalestiya, zinazi kumafunsa kaye kwa amene akuzidziwa. Bwinotu.

  13. ATHEIST says:

    This is why I think religion is a huge joke and a mockery to our intellectual faculties! Firstly, why would a creator of the universe be so keen in soccer? Hasn’t he got something better to do? Like answer genuine prayer? Let saving some newborn in Syria or Sudan? Secondly, what if your prayer is not answered? Especially like in this case, does that mean the almighty preferred the other team? What would say, thy will will be done? If thy will, will be done? Then why did you bother spending this valuable time praying to him in the first place?

  14. steven says:

    Zimachitika koma anoma mwaonjeza. Dzana mwakagona mmanda, dzulo mwauza anyamata kuti asapaone angaluze lero ku CHURCH kkkkkkkkkkkkk ayi pepani siziyenderana

  15. Lovemore Chifumbi says:

    Taona anthu opemphera ife.Si neba ayi.Anasochera:amaona ngati ndi kwa Ayaya.Wasokoneza chizimba usova neba.Udziwe kuti moyo si ophweka ngati m’mene umayankhulira.Gud nyt MAULE!!

  16. musova says:

    Paja amati chikho watengeratu koma neba

  17. Hassan says:

    Wafa neba lero,mpaka kudya ukalestiya kkkk

  18. Joseph Moyo says:

    we deserved the loss because we waste alot opportunities.iam surprised y our players failed to take heart after shooting wide.it wasnt our day its apainful defeat considering that we played very well.its part of the game so congratulations Civo

  19. yaya toure says:

    mwaona kuti AYAYA akwiya chifukwa chosawapatsa ndalama ndiye n’kumanamizira kupemphera.kkkk…mwaluzabe.u hypocrites

  20. Mulungu Alandire Mzimu Wa Noma! Ukakhala Pang’ono Kufa Umakumbuka Mulungu!

  21. UK says:

    I Agree With 14 Mwachita Za Usatana Kochuluka! Mwaziona Lero!

  22. abit nyonyonyo says:

    mwapita ku church chifukwa ayaya anakusungilani zigoli……….. mwaluzabe!!! woooooooooooo!!!! yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!

  23. Ndaipalero says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkk neba mpaka ku church neba!!!! Neba!!! Juju ndi ku church sizigwirizana ulirira uona

  24. Wilfred Khuniwa says:

    mwaluzabe

  25. Dididid says:

    Mwafa mutapemphera????kkkkk

  26. Anabanda says:

    You went to show off c wat haopened you lost

  27. GRM says:

    That is a sign of a united family. We pray together as a team. Whether u win or lose God will be with ur team. Mourinho should borrow a leaf. Sometimes we lose due to our attitude and confidence rather than skills

  28. Zambiata says:

    Munasowa kolowera kodi? Ku catholic mumafunako ziwanda kuwonjezera zomwe munatenga kwa Ayaya sure

  29. Khwethemu says:

    Ridiculous

  30. kaya says:

    Okay God fearing team when you get started?

  31. mwana mulopwana says:

    this is a very good example to other teams, I will not be surprised to see you winning the cup as the creator is the Alpha and Omega

  32. Chilombo says:

    That’s very thoughtful of you Nyelere.Chiyambi chowina ndikuopa Mulungu!!

  33. wokomaatani says:

    Welldone guys wif God everything is possible

  34. mandionekedwe says:

    Kupephera sivuto koma kulowa mu church Ali mu ma track suit a be forward, ndiye kwawonjeza. Akanavala ordinary clothes.mu churh momwemo munali a Civo. Mu church sitimavala zachipani, zampira, kapena zosonyeza kukonda gulu lililonse, chifukwa Ku church kumasonkhana anthu a zokonda zosiyana.

  35. chindime says:

    Lero kupemphera, dzulo munali kwa asing’anga kotenga zithumwa

  36. The Analyst says:

    Tsono mukaluza tiziti mayi Maria “Amai a Mulungu” sanagwire ntchito yotamandika? Kufunatu kusokoneza mpingotu uku. You should have gone there as individuals just like any other and also not in Nomads attire. Mumasokoneza zinthu ka! Couldnt you think?

    Just work hard off and on the pitch. More often than not God, rewards hard work basi.

    I can assure you: you can pray hard but play trash and you will lose. And by the same token, you can play hard but not even pray and win.

    So just do the needful! Osazinamizapo apa iai!

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