Bullets, Nomads united in grief after loses: Malawi TNM Super League

Blantyre based giants Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers were on Monday united in grief as their teams suffered defeats in the TNM Super League at the hands of Red Lions and Kamuzu Barracks respectively.

Red Lions outplayed Bullets in Zomba, beating the ‘People’s Team’ 2-0 and had two goals disallowed in the process.

Coach for Lions, Mike Kumanga said: “We won because we controlled the game and we wouldn’t let Bullets play.”

In Balaka, Mighty Wanderers were trimmed to size by Kamuzu Barracks 3-0, its second straight loss.

The Nomads had to play their home game in Balaka as they are banned at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre because their fans went on rampage destroying property at Kamuzu Stadium after their team had lost 2-1 to Blue Eagles a week ago.

Another walk of shame for Nomads after losing to KB in Balak.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times
Another walk of shame for Nomads after losing to KB in Balak.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Manase Chiyesa’s brace and Joel Chipofya goal were enough to silence the Nomads fans who thronged Balaka in their large numbers.

The Nomads, who missed the services of Richard Chipuwa, who is serving a red card, Jacob Ngwira, Bernard Harawa kicked-0ff the game on a promising note but only three shots from Victor Mpinganjira and two from Timothy Chitedze were hopeless to pass through Lemani Nthara in the KB goal.

Leaving Francis Mlimbika, Tony Chitsulo, Anthony Banda and Diverson Chilemba on the bench, the new look Nomads failed to tick.

And following the loss pressure is mounting on Mighty Wanderers coach Stuart Mbolembole and his backroom staff.

Mbolembole was subjected to a torrid time by a section of the fans, who turned on him as the reality and pain of a back-to-back loses became inevitable.

A section of the disgruntled fans were overheard baying for Mbolembole’s blood accusing him and his assistant Chiyembekezo Zidana of poor fielding of players.

Some fans were chanting: “ Ma coach achoke! (The coaches should be fired!).

Red Lions players had another victory parade after beating Bullets...Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Red Lions players had another victory parade after beating Bullets…Photo Jeromy Kadewere
A KB player in pain after stepping his foot inside a pot hole....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
A KB player in pain after stepping his foot inside a pot hole….Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Kaipa on the chase for the ball....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Kaipa on the chase for the ball….Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Balaka Stadium in a dilapidated state.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Balaka Stadium in a dilapidated state…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Joel Chipofya celebrating his goal with Harvey....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Joel Chipofya celebrating his goal with Harvey….Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Playing on a bumpy pitch.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Playing on a bumpy pitch…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere
The Nomads bench....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
The Nomads bench….Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Kamuzu Barrack players celebrating after beating Wanderers in Balaka on Monday.-Photo Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Kamuzu Barrack players celebrating after beating Wanderers in Balaka on Monday.-Photo Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
KB dance to a victory.-.Photo Jeromy Kadewere
KB dance to a victory.-.Photo Jeromy Kadewere
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