Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers played out to a 1-all draw as they united to fundraise for Bullets goalkeeper Vincent Gona. Both teams were without most of their regular players who are with the national team at the COSAFA tournament in Namibia.
Bullets were first to score through Davie Ng’ambi before Wanderers pulled level a few minutes later through defender Wongani Kaipa.
Despite both teams scoring in the first 45minutes, the game failed to produce sparkling moments. Wanderers were a better team in the second half on possession but they could not turn their chances into goals.
Both teams made several changes in the last half but none of them produced a chance to get a winning goal.
Wanderers welcomed Japanese import Genki Nakamura back from holiday and featured him during the last quarter of the match.
Speaking to Nyasa Times after the final whistle, Bullets Team Manager Rahim Ishmael said they were happy with the result as the whole purpose was to fundraise for Gona.
“We are satisfied with the final score. You know we were playing for Vincent and actually the fans are the biggest winners. On behalf of Nyasa Bullets, I comment Wanderers and Bullets supporters who came in their large numbers to support us. This shows the spirit of true sportsmanship,” said the former Bullets midfielder.
Wanderers Team Manager Steve Madeira conquered with Ishmael claiming supporters were the overall winners on the day.
“I can assure you that we are convinced with the result and it is a fair one. Vincent is like our player because as he has many friends within our squad. Football should help us support our friends when they are in need and we felt the need to because they, Bullets approached us. Am really overwhelmed with the massive support we got and hope Vincent can go to hospital now,” said the former Tigers Team Manager.
And in his remarks, Gona said he has nothing much to say apart from thanking supporters of both teams for the gesture shown. He admitted that he was overwhelmed by a mammoth crowd that came to watch the game.
According to Gona, he requires K3.5 million to enable him undergo medical treatment at Beit Cure International Hospital.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :