Alfred Manyozo jnr superb header rescued Mighty Be Forward Wanderers from the jaws of Azam Tigers as they came from behind to draw one-all on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium as both teams maintained their winless streak in the second round in the TNM Super League.
The KauKau boys were first to score through a Peter Kansonga’s penalty after Yamikani Chester was brought down inside the box.
Wanderers equalised in the 37th minute through Alfred Manyozo Jnr with a header connecting a good corner kick by Isaac Kaliati .
Tigers nearly secured the winning goal when Chester’s shot hit the woodwork to the relief of coach Elijah Kananji, who spend most of the 90 minutes on the touchline passing instructions.
The draw leaves the Nomads outside the top eight, as Tigers have now played six games in a role without victory.
The Nomads have moved up to eighth position from ninth. They have 27 points from 18 games while Tigers have also moved up to fourth with 32 points from 21 games.
The Nomads, who lacked creativity on the midfield with the absence of Rafiq Mussa were denied a penalty after a Tigers defender handled the box inside the box.
This raised the hackles of Wanderers players, who remonstrated with referee Ishmael Chizinga , pointing out he had earlier gave Tigers a penalty.
However, it was man of the match Yamikani Chester ,who orchestrated Tigers attacking movements, KauKau boys were altogether more brutally efficient in their modus operandi.
Brutal efficiency won out in those early stages of the second half as Kansonga flashed a shot past Chipuwa’s left-hand post, while Chesters half-volley rattled the woodwork.
In the 78th minute, Nenani Juwayo was rescued when Peter Cholopi cleared a Jabulani Linje’s shot close to the line after the Tigers goalkeeper was unable to gather a Wanderers corner.
In the 80th minute Wanderers took a leaf out of Tigers book and adopted a more direct approach, spearheaded by some strong running from Isaac Kaliat.
Midway through the second period, coach Elijah Kananji revamped his attack by bringing off the anonymous Victor Nyirenda and introducing Muhammad Sulumba and Kondwani Kumwenda for Patrick Gunde.
However, it was Jabulani Linje,who made an impact, upfront outsprinting the KauKau defence and
forcing a good save from Juwayo who – unable to gather the ball cleanly – had to make a second stop from Linje.
In the 85 minutes Tigers looked determined as Benard Harawa and Kansonga swapped passes before Boston Kabango came to the Nomads rescue with a clearance.
In Lilongwe, Silver Strikers won their bragging rights on Saturday when they avenged their first round TNM Super League defeat at the hands of their capital city rivals Civo United with a 2-1 win at Civo Stadium.
The Bankers have reduced Big Bullets’ lead to five points as they now occupy the second position with 35 points from 20 games.
Silver Strikers played a pressing game right from the start and scored two goals within 30 minutes.
Victor Limbani drew first blood for the Bankers and Green Harawa doubled the score in the 29th minute.
Civo pulled one back six minutes to full time through Nelson Kanguje
At Balaka Stadium, Moyale held Red Lions to a two-all draw.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :