Wanderers start season with impressive win against Silver: Malawi TNM Super League

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers campaign for 2016/17 TNM Super League title started on a positive note on Sunday after beating Lilongwe giants Silver Strikers 2-1 in the first game at the bankers’ backyard.

Nomads celebrate Wadabwa's (9) strike, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Nomads celebrate Wadabwa’s (9) strike, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Mike Kaziputa overshadowed by defender Lucky Malata and Wonder Jeremani, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Mike Kaziputa overshadowed by defender Lucky Malata and Wonder Jeremani, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Nigerian Beld builds at attack for Wanderers, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Nigerian Beld builds at attack for Wanderers, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Bankers launch an attack on Wandeders goal, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Bankers launch an attack on Wandeders goal, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

A goal scored by Wanderers.

A goal scored by Wanderers.

Silver supprters had a bad start to the league -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Silver supprters had a bad start to the league -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

They had to come from behind thanks to goals from Francis Mlimbika and substitute Peter Wadabwa who scored the winner.

Wadabwa joined the Nomads from Silver.

This was a new determined Wanderers- calm, committed, composed and yes, even clinical.

Wadabwa came on as a substitute for Jabulani Linje with the two giants level at 1-all before breaking the hearts of his former team-mate with a classic goal 10 minutes from time.

He received a pass from Nigerian Amos Beld just outside the 18-yard box, controlled the ball with his right before releasing a left footer, which gave Silver goalkeeper Blessings Kamiza no chance.

The visiting Nomads had trailed the Central Bankers earlier in the game after new signing Duncan Nyoni had given the hosts a 17th minute lead with a close range header of a Mathews Sibale free-kick.

Captain Francis Mlimbika levelled for the Nomads on the half hour after picking a rebound from the edge of the 18-yard box.

Both sides made changes in the second half with Silver replacing Chimwemwe Chisambi and their goal-scorer with Tizgowere Kumwenda and Thuso Paipi on the resumption before introducing forgotten winger Blessings Tembo for Mark Fodya.

Wanderers rested Patrick Gunde for Rafik Namwera before introducing Wadabwa. The impressive Nigerian striker was also rested for Khumbo Ng’ambi after picking up a knock.

Ng’ambi nearly engineered a third goal for the Nomads after sending an inviting cross inside Silver’s box but Luka Milanzi connected the ball over the cross-bar with only the goalkeeper at his mercy.

Silver’s coach Lovemore Fazili conceded defeat after the whistle, explaining his charges lost the plot in the second half.

“We had a grand first half but we lost steam in the second half. But we have a good team and we will bounce back after rectifying our mistakes,” said Fazili.

Wanderers’ technical director Jack ‘Africa’ Chamangwana said his team struggled in the first half but picked up in the last half after pep-talk.

“We struggled in the first half, especially the first two minutes but after talking to the boys at half time and making some changes, things changed for the better.

“It’s important to win the first game and we will now be focusing on our next assignment,” said Chamangwana.

“I believe that this current Nomads squad is good enough to win the league,” added assistant team manager Steve Madeira said after the game.

Elsewhere

At the Chitowe Stadium, Lilongwe based Police outfit Blue Eagles narrowly beat new comers Dwangwa United 1-0  from the spot through former Wanderers’ striker Victor Nyirenda.

Dwangwa United Team Manager Dave Mwandira described the much as tough since it was their first competitive match since they earned promotion from the Chipiku Central Region Football League (CRFL) into the elite league.

Blue Eagles coach Deklerk Msakakuona was delighted with the three points earned but admitted it was a tough match.-Additional reporting by Zawadi Chilunga, Nyasa Times

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19 thoughts on “Wanderers start season with impressive win against Silver: Malawi TNM Super League”

  1. no noma no life chitimu kundimvesa kukoma

  2. no noma no life chitim kundimvesa kukoma

  3. Blessings Moyo says:

    Manoma Ndi Dhilu.

  4. bullets always in heart says:

    Whoever wrote its me sulimba I missed penalty purposly is bul shit sulumba missed it waz ment not to be his day and anyone can miss even cristiano ronaldo or messi do miss stop bulshiting urselves manoma sulumba is wel settled at peoples team and u have realised dat wen he scored against u so just shut ap

  5. Henry says:

    A Bullets Mwina Simudamve, Nyerere Zapambana.No Drawz This Season.

  6. WANYERERE says:

    Kumenya penalty kawiri konse kulephera kugoletsa ndiye sulumba yemwe timamudziwa neba umayesa wagula messi wagwa nayo

  7. Rob watsopano says:

    Well done my favorite team. I like you guyz

  8. Mzozodo says:

    Munyane, am a Bullets fan, but talking soccer, I would choose to differ with you. The team that has been assembled by Silver is a good team, a nice blend of youth and experience. They might not win the league this year, but it is a team that will make you proud in 3 years time. MARK MY WORDS!!!!1

  9. biti Benson wa Noma & MCP says:

    Kip it up my bloved team nyerere,luv u 4ever

  10. samson wanyerere ku mocambique says:

    TIMAFUNA ZIMENEZI CHAKA TIZIMWA WA MKAKA CHONCHI.GOOD LUCKY BELD AND WADABWA

  11. Francis says:

    bravo

  12. Please guys osafooka ine muhammad sulumba kuphonya penoty kuja ndapangila dala ndikufuna kuwamvetsa kuwawa makape a bullets ine ndi nyerere inzanu

  13. magagula says:

    nyerere woyeeee, good start keep it up

  14. KK says:

    Soccerway page is very unreliable. They have indicated Silver 1 Wanderers 0 as the final result. Do they really follow our local football. Had it been that I did not listen to the live coverage of the match on Zodiak, I would have believed them. Fake, fake they are.

  15. munyane says:

    I am a Bankers fan and I’ll be quick to blame coach Lovemore Fazili for not featuring the well known first eleven that even a std 8 pupil would have chosen. He knows for sure that Blessings Kameza was a liabillity last season and this guy deserves the bench for a while. My question will go to Lovemore Fazili: When will you Identfy the first eleven? Be careful Mr Fazili because Silver fans do not mix well with the word “lose” otherwise you will be shown the exit soonest.

  16. Wa Nyerere says:

    Neba wayamba bwanji? kkkkkkkkkkkk unya uwona chaka chino

  17. go on nyerere, we are with you.

  18. Crying Freeman says:

    Congrats neighbour

  19. Fortune says:

    Good luck the Nomads aka nyerere.

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