Nomads stagger into Standard Bank Cup quarterfinals

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers, aka Nyerere or Nomads had to ride their mother luck to book a Standard Bank Knock-Out Cup quarterfinal berth at the expense of resilient Mafco FC, when the two soccer heavyweights met in a preliminary encounter at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe on Thursday, September 10, 2015.

Nomads attack Mafco's goal, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Nomads attack Mafco’s goal, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Chipuwa saves Mkagula's penalty kick, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Chipuwa saves Mkagula’s penalty kick, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Kapalamula beats fellow Goalie Chipuwa from spot, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Kapalamula beats fellow Goalie Chipuwa from spot, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Kapalamula seemingly in delaying tactics, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Kapalamula seemingly in delaying tactics, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Mnong'oneza hits the post, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Mnong’oneza hits the post, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Nomads perform a military march, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Nomads perform a military march, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Nomads dance for their fans, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Nomads dance for their fans, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Bubbling with confidence following their Carlsberg Cup final triumph over rival camp Big Bullets at the same venue about two weeks ago, the Nomads failed to match their own standards in the Carlsberg final as they failed to create scoring opportunities even after their opponents had been reduced to 10 men.

Mafco were reduced to 10 men on 39 minutes, when Zomba based Fifa referee Denis Ngulube gave marching orders to defender Paul Ndlovu for a second bookable offence.

With many fearing the worst for the Salima based Soccer Instructors in the second half, the opposite was true as it were the soldiers, who seized the initiative to the delight of ganyu fans.

On several occasions Wanderers’ goalkeeper and captain Richard Chipuwa had to rise to the occasion to save his team from Mafco’s dangerous raids.

Despite controlling the proceedings Mafco resorted to time killing tactics in anticipation of the dreaded penalty kicks, which Ngulube duly summoned after nil-all deadlock in regulation time.

Wanderers converted through Alfred Manyozo Junior, Stanley Sanudi, Mike Kaziputa and Victor Nyirenda but Rafik Mussa struck against the post. Goalkeeper Jailos Kapalamula, Maurice Chiumia and Paul Phiri scored for Mafco but Osward Nkagula had his weak shot saved by Chipuwa.

Captain Zasha Mnong’oneza crashed Mafco’s last kick against both posts to hand Nyerere a 4-3 lead and it was celebration time for Nyerere.

Mafco’s coach Thomas Maloya lamented the missed scoring opportunities by his charges: “We had the best chances of the game but we failed to utilise those chances. In the end, we have been punished during penalty kicks,” said Maloya.

Wanderers’ team manager Steve Madeira admitted Mafco gave his side a torrid afternoon.

“Mafco are a very good side. They have just been unlucky to lose in the penalty shoot-outs. Penalties are really bad and one can suffer heart attack.”

Nevertheless, the Wanderers team manager declared his team’s intention to win all national competitions.

“We want to win every competition and we are going to play our lungs out against Red Lions in the quarterfinal,” he said.

Wanderers will now face Red Lions.

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27 thoughts on “Nomads stagger into Standard Bank Cup quarterfinals”

  1. palichina says:

    manoma woyee!!!!! kkkkk! wina akodza!

  2. sam nyanja says:

    I love nyerere.

  3. peter muntharika says:

    TREBLE

  4. UNECA says:

    Apa nyerere ndiye zafikapo zizikuwopa doom.

  5. UNECA says:

    AFAM musankhe gd ground osati kuvera za anthu ayi. Noma woyeeee!

  6. The real ujeni says:

    When are we going to stop using lime???????

  7. Mzungumbuli says:

    Nonse osapota Manoma ndinu mbuzi zopanda mano mkamwa.

  8. chikutumbwe says:

    Yes, we staggered, and neba will also stagger on Sunday with the same soldiers.

  9. MAPWIYA MAPWEVUPWEVU says:

    Pamene ndinkauzidwa kuti Wanderers imakhulupilira mankhwala ndinkakana koma lero ndatsimikizadi zomwe ankanena Yona Malunga. Zoona mpira kukamenya chitsulo chakumanzere nkuzamenyanso chakumanja nkubwelera nkati, zoona???? Agalu amenewa ndi afiti ndiiiiiithu. Koma mukumananazo komwe mukunkako munya muwona.

  10. Chinyanga says:

    ee madala article mwailemba boo heavy. I like the phrases, sentence construction & everything about it. Thumbs up 4u dear

  11. jojn jere says:

    Nyerere for life!ooooodi ukooooooooo!

  12. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    Dikira madzi apite, ndiye uziti chaniii?

  13. Mzimba Solola says:

    Pang’ono ndi pang’ono MANOMA akupita chitsogolo. Koma asilikali ndiye mwatikhumbatu tinayamba ndi Moyale, then MAFCO, next its Red Lions bwanji kodi? Thanks NOMA you made my day, GOD BLESS MANOMA ONSE. Ine kumva mtima zii!!!!!

  14. Tchutchutchu says:

    Chaka chomwa wa mkaka ndichino.
    Noma woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  15. Gameover says:

    Nyelere Manoma ine kunva kukoma Aliponso wina pa Malawi pano!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Wamuchalo says:

    yayaya

  17. noma says:

    Apa ndiye nyerere mwaitha.

  18. mosolyn says:

    now I see why???? sanavale jersey ya lebel ya B4WARD

  19. chithope says:

    Koma nyerere ai ndithu neba konzeka mtima wathu sitikusamala zaiwe

  20. bambo says:

    Noma more faya!aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

  21. zanga phee says:

    Nyerere ndi nyerere basi , MORE FIRE.Red lions is next victim, Go go go go go GUYS !
    you make us proud. Neba usova, thanks potifunira zabwino, nawenso zabwino zonse pamene mawa mukupita ku Chitowe .

  22. Kanyimbi says:

    Mapalestina agula kale DOOM.

  23. lawrence kutaumbe says:

    nyereleeeeeee woyeeeeee!

  24. Longosi says:

    Ndani wakuuza kuti game ikhala ku Zomba. Zomba Community is not fit to host such a crucial match from security perspective, the pitch condition, the stadium size and other factors.

  25. Sapota wamkulu says:

    Iyi ndi timu mbambande,neba samala akusikira kwa iwe.

  26. Witcan says:

    Noma woyeeeeee! Beforward Nyerereeeeee Go to Zomba and defeat the Reds! We are very proud of you. Takunyadirani heavy! We are feeling good now.

  27. Mulukunuwa maluku says:

    Koma nyerere ndi diluuuuu

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