Nomads suffer another defeat: Lions win 0-1 in Malawi TNM Super League

Mighty Wanderers poor form continued as they suffered a dismal 1-0 defeat against Red Lions in the TNM Super League match played at Kamuzu Stadium on Wednesday.

The Zomba-based soldiers produced a determined performance to claim a deserved victory against Wanderers after an eighth minute lead through a penalty converted by Mpatso Ngwira.

Bongani Kaipa in disbelief that his shot failed to land in the Lions net....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bongani Kaipa in disbelief that his shot failed to land in the Lions net….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Reds celebrating their goal.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Reds celebrating their goal…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Goallllllll....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Goallllllll….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The Nomads technical panel led by Gerald Phiri to the left, Thom Milanzi and Charles Manda in dejected mood....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The Nomads technical panel led by Gerald Phiri to the left, Thom Milanzi and Charles Manda in dejected mood….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Man of the match went to Red Lions goalkeeper....Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Man of the match went to Red Lions goalkeeper….Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Big Bullets coaches Elijah Kananji and Mabvuto Lungu were spotted at the stadium spying on the Nomads ahead of the Blantyre derby....Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Big Bullets coaches Elijah Kananji and Mabvuto Lungu were spotted at the stadium spying on the Nomads ahead of the Blantyre derby….Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

The match was a closely contested affair but Wanderers were unable to force an equaliser, with the hosts putting their bodies on the line on a number of occasions to deny their highly rated opponents.

Nomads striking force comprising of Victor Mpinganjira, Diverson Chilemba and Jacob Kaunda were jittery in front of goal.

The Lions grew in confidence as the game progressed, the remained resolute to defend their lead as the blues huffed and puffed in search of the equaliser.

The result meant Nomads are stuck on position 14 having lost three games consecutively.
They lost to Blue Eagles and Civo united in their last trip to Lilongwe.

Next fixture on Sunday is against their traditional arch-rival Big Bullets who are also in top form.

Wanderers coach Gerald Phiri took some positives from the games, saying the performance of his charges has improved and that players were jellying very well, hoping for good result against Bullets, the team he coached last season.

“We have played well, we created chances but they were squandered. I think lucky was not on our side,” said Phiri.

Coach for Red Lions Billy Phambala said: “We prepared well for this game.”

The result has pushed Red Lions to position five and in serious contention for the title.

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