Wanderers, Mafco train side-by-side as Bullets wish rivals well: Malawi Standard Bank Cup

In a rare spirit of sportsmanship, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Mafco FC on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 trained side by side at Civo Stadium ahead of their Standard Bank Knock-Out Cup preliminary tie at the same venue this afternoon.

Nomads (in blue), Mafco training side-by-side, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Nomads (in blue), Mafco training side-by-side, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Spying! Two Mafco members peeping into Nomads' house, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Spying! Two Mafco members peeping into Nomads’ house, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

One of the spies (in hat) goes back to his camp, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

One of the spies (in hat) goes back to his camp, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Both sides arrived in the capital city Wednesday afternoon but Wanderers were the first to appear at Civo Stadium for a pre-match training exercise. The Nomads had to wait for close to an hour before sampling the pitch as another preliminary match involving Kamuzu Barracks and Dedza Young Soccer was in progress.

As the Nomads started warming-up on the pitch, the soccer Instructors from Salima showed up to train on the same pitch, prompting the Nomads to take one half of the ground and leaving the other half to the soldiers.

As the teams trained side-by-side, two members from Mafco’s camp were spotted spying on the enemy territory. The two focused much attention on proceedings in the Nomads’ half but the latter went about their business without paying attention to the spies.

The training exercises went on peacefully and the two sides left for their respective camping bases without any differences.

Meanwhile, Big Bullets FC have wished their bitter rivals the best of luck as the Nomads start their Knock-Out Cup campaign against the soldiers.

However, the good-will message from the Nomads’ rival camp has an element of irony attached to it as Bullets want nothing short of revenge against the side that defeated them in the Carlsberg Cup final recently.

“We are eyeing the final of this cup and wish Wanderers well so that we meet them again and take revenge. But that does not mean we are underrating our opponents. We know anything can happen to us or Wanderers along the way but our wish is to play in the final against Wanderers,” said Bullets vice chairman, responsible for central region Austin Kasito.

Wanderers’ team manager Steve Madeira welcomed the gesture from the rival camp.

“That’s a welcome gesture from our rivals. They also wished us well in the Carlsberg Cup and you saw what happened in the final,” said Madeira.

Wanderers and Bullets have taken different paths in the Standard Bank Cup, raising expectations of another explosive final involving the two teams.

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Kunena kwandithendithe nathabwe anadzitengela,I love bullets


Well done nyerere a bullet tikuchinyaninso




Koma akanayamba kufika pa ground ndi a mafco, akanalola kuti noma i trainy mbali inayo?
What’s why i love Nomads, PEACE MAKERS.

Mulohmwe Luchenza

Neba waganyula ulele

jojn jere

Noma tisaiwale ndi team ya anthu ochuluka ozindikira!thumbs up nyerere!

James Phiri

Malawi football is not run professionally; how can 2 teams train on the same pitch at the same time? Ever heard of scheduling?


Manoma ndi manoma bullets u will never touch us,we wil beat u again.

General Peter

if it were Mafco who arrived at the pitch first, could they have given space to Wanderers? Well done Wanderers!!!!!

The real ujeni

Comedy at its best, never heard or seen such. The fruits of being a poorest country have even gone to football pitches. this is lack of sports facilities in Malawi, next time they will share dressing rooms.

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