Luka Bruno Milanzi’s equaliser on the spot kick in the second half gave Mighty Be Forward Wanderers a fully deserved point against Blue Eagles at Kamuzu Stadium.
Elijah Kabingu looked to have sent the cops on a victory in the 26th minute when he put them ahead, Jabulani Linje having equalized a few minutes later.
Wanderers were desolate but it would have been a real smash-and-grab if they were sharp upfront despite showing most of the ambition and moments of quality in a game high on drama but short on class.
Mighty Wanderers supporters rose to acclaim their team’s resilience at the final whistle, but they may actually feel disappointed not to claim all three points against Blue Eagles side that were desperately poor for long periods
Their main business was to be contesting a top- eight place and trying to ensure they are in next season’s Standard Bank Cup.
Wanderers kept Kondwani Kumwenda in a central role, from where he caused havoc to the visitors, but it was the lively Muhammad Sulumba who had the best opportunities during a first half in which chances were in short supply.
The Nomads had been much improved without carving, but the breakthrough finally came on half-time when Linje made space in the area before drilling home a low right-foot shot off the post.
Sulumba would have given the Nomads a deserved lead at the break, but he lacked confidence and composure inside the box.
Blue Eagles showed greater ruthlessness in front of goal in the second half but their strikers had tough time to pass through the likes of Boston Kabango and Wongani Kaipa.
Elijah Kananji had introduced Ibrahim Sadick and Luka Milanzi to give the Nomads the cutting edge they lacked, and it needed an athletic save from John Soko to turn Sadick’s shot over the bar.
Both teams tried to secure three points but to no avail.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :