Victory parade for Wanderers on Sunday: Nyasa Bullets congratulate rivals for winning Carlsberg Cup

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers has promised a mother of all parties as the victorious Nomads squad is set to parade the Carlsberg Cup on Sunday (18th September 2016) in the streets of Blantyre.

Nomads players celebrate winning Carksberg Cup - Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Nomads players celebrate winning Carksberg Cup – Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Carlsberg Cup back in coach Elia Kananji's hands...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Carlsberg Cup back in coach Elia Kananji’s hands…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

About 70,000 people are expected to line the streets of the city from the Nomads base Lali-Lubani Club house in Chichiri before a party which has been organized for their players.

The Nomads came from behind to hold Silver to a one-all draw in regulation time before emerging 5-4 victors in post-match penalties last Saturday at the Kamuzu Stadium to win the prestigious cup back to back.

The clubs general secretary Mike Butao told Nyasa Times on Monday that fans should expect to see the Nomads players in an open-top bus parading the glittering trophy through the city, before reception at their club house.

“We are going to have the parade of parades, the greatest street party that Blantyre ever seen,”Butao said.

“We’ve got all the plans in place. Everyone’s good natured; it’s like Christmas day at Lali-Lubani. Everyone’s going round with big smiles on their faces even if they’re from other teams. It’s going to be the greatest day in Wanderers history,”  he added.

Butao said they could have hold the parade on Monday, 12th September 2016 but the plans were shelved as they have a league game on Wednesday against Red Lions in Zomba.

“We want our boys to prepare for Wednesdays game against Red Lions and Karonga United on Saturday. I urge our fans to parade with the team on Sunday before a big party for our players at the club house,” said Butao.

Menawhile, their sworn rivals Nyasa Big Bullets FC have saluted Wanderers for retaining the Carlsberg Cup.

Bullets vice-chairperson Hassam Jussab said the Nomads displayed strong character to win the cup.

“Rivalry only flourishes when there is strong competition. After we set the tone by winning the Presidential Cup, Wanderers have also followed suit by winning the Carlsberg Cup.

“On behalf of the Bullets family, I would like to salute them for a job well done. It is not an easy feat to defend a cup and that should be the spirit,” he said.

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