Wadabwa strikes again, inspires Nomads to Carlsberg Cup semis

Striker of the moment Peter Wadabwa endeared himself further to Be Forward Wanderers fans with a dazzling piece of skill, as he inspired the Nomads to the Carlsberg Cup Semi-finals with a winning goal against Prison United on Saturday at Balaka Stadium.

Match action between Wanderers and Prison United - Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Match action between Wanderers and Prison United – Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Jaffalie Chande in total control - Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Jaffalie Chande in total control – Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Scorer and skillful Wadabwa - Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Scorer and skillful Wadabwa – Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Skirmisshes, Nomads fans and Prison United supports tussle  - Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Skirmisshes, Nomads fans and Prison United supports tussle – Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Wadabwa's header is tamed by Prison goalie - Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Wadabwa’s header is tamed by Prison goalie – Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Man of the moment Wadabwa celebrates another goal.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Man of the moment Wadabwa celebrates another goal.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Wadabwa wonders continue - Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Wadabwa wonders continue – Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Wadabwa wrote another chapter in his fairytale introduction to top- flight Calrsberg Cup , scoring a brilliant goal to secure a 1-0 win in the 76th minute through a powerful header after a well curved cross from Francis Mlimbika.

The former Silver Strikers  hitman, who is also the Nomads top scorer so far in the league, endeared himself further to Wanderers  fans with a dazzling piece of skill after a quarter of an hour to stun the Balaka  Stadium crowd.

However, in the first half, Prison United settled quickly and their goalkeeper Moses John was hero of the day as he frustrated the Nomads with two crucial saves denying Zakazaka and Wadabwa.

The only weakness for the United was their striking force which was led by former Super League star Lwason Chilewe. The strikers were blunt and lacked composure to shoot on the goal.

The Nomads have their central defender Harry Nyirenda to praise as he made a goal-line clearance to deny the premier Division side a lead.

Come second half, the Nomads looked sharp and determined as they piled up pressure to the home team.

The Nomads firing from all cylinders were more dangerous on the midfield where Jaffali Chande, Rafiq Namwera and Alfred Manyozo jnr combined well.

In this half, Prison United should also thank their goalkeeper, who was a marvel to watch with his timely saves and no wonder he was voted man of the match.

A moment to joy for the Nomads came in the 76th minute when their savior Peter Wadabwa scored the important goal through a header after receiving a cross from Francis Mlimbika.

The goal weakened Prison, who also saw one of their players Masauko Banda shown marching orders for a second bookable offence.

The Nomads are now in the semi-finals of the cup.

However, there was also drama in the first half when the game had to be stopped for 10 minutes after clashes between Wanderers and Prison supporters.

The Nomads bench was annoyed that Prison fans were chanting behind the teams bench up to an extent of throwing dust to the Nomads players.

This development led to a fight between the two camps and funny enough the police and stewards were outnumbered. As usual, instead of providing security a few police men who were present during the match were busy in gates.

Calm was restored after the two teams exchanged their benches.

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