Nomads snatch draw against Bullets in Blantyre derby: Malawi TNM Super League

Share- the spoils: Gabadihno, Brown Mizeyi and Alfred Manyozo ....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Share- the spoils: Gabadihno, Brown Mizeyi and Alfred Manyozo ….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mighty Wanderers came from behind to force Big Bullets to a 1-1 draw in an electric encounter on Saturday at the Kamuzu Stadium in the elite TNM Super League match.

The Nomads, who equalized in the second half courtesy of Innocent Dzimbiri were disorganized in the first half as the People’s Team outplayed them.

In their first 20 minutes of the match, Bullets were dominating the game with the likes of Gabadihno Mhango and Douglas Chirambo displaying a stunning performance.

However, Mhango had problems when he was operating from the left flank where Bongani Kaipa was too good for him up to the extent of switching to the right side where he found Francis Mlimbika an easy prey.

It was not surprising when Gaba sneaked through the Nomads defence before tapping the ball into the net forcing the Biafra stand to chant their usual national anthem, “Si ife koma Gabadihno

Bullets continued preassurising the Nomads but  Richard Chipuwa was timely alert to stop shorts from Diverson Mlozi and Gaba.

On recess time it was 1-0 in favour of the Ndirande Township based out-fit.

‘Nyerere’ improved after the break and Dzimbiri ensured they took a point with an equliser.

The blues made several changes bringing in Alfred Manyozo, Tony Chitsulo and Anthony Banda for Nafe Msasa and newly recruit Omega Mhango, who failed to tick.

The Nomads dominated the last 45 minutes through the likes of Benard Harawa, who had a brilliant game alongside Chitsulo, Kaipa and Idriss Walesi.

It was the moment of silence for Bullets fans and cheering for ‘Nyerere’ when Dzimbiri ensured the derby-day spoils were shared..

In post-match interviews, Big Bullets coach Edington Ng’onamo said he was disappointed they blew the lead.

“It was unfortunate that we gave away the lead because we dominated the entire game,” said Ngonamo.

His Wanderers counterpart Stuart Mbolembole praised his troops for coming back.

Mbolembole described their performance as not bad because they blended new and old guard players.

Nomads scorer Innocent Dzimbiri....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nomads scorer Innocent Dzimbiri….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Gabadihno was shown yellow card for indiscpline....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Gabadihno was shown yellow card for indiscpline….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nafe Msasa tussling with Dalitso Sailesi....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Nafe Msasa tussling with Dalitso Sailesi….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

One Big Bullets fan wishing the players well....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

One Big Bullets fan wishing the players well….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mighty Wanderers bench in all smiles after Dzimbiri's equalizer....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mighty Wanderers bench in all smiles after Dzimbiri’s equalizer….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Some spectators had to watch the game while sitting on the floor....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Some spectators had to watch the game while sitting on the floor….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Football Association of Malawi president Walter Nyamilandu and TNM Wilma Chalulu shaking hands the players.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Football Association of Malawi president Walter Nyamilandu and TNM Wilma Chalulu shaking hands the players…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

TNM Official greeting Gabadihno

TNM Official greeting Gabadihno

Some spectators had to watch the game while sitting on the floor....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

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