KB inflict Nomads major title blow: Malawi TNM Super League

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers title hopes suffered a major blow as they failed to close the gap on leaders Big Bullets in the TNM Super League but credit to their supporters for keeping a sense of humour as they chanted “ Nyerere will come back to bite” as their side slumped to a second defeat in two games at Kamuzu Stadium .

Wongani Kaipa and Manase Chiyesa tussle for the ball...Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Wongani Kaipa and Manase Chiyesa tussle for the ball…Photo Jeromy Kadewere
KB players celebrating with ganyu fans...Photo Jeromy Kadewere
KB players celebrating with ganyu fans…Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Heads up KB - Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Heads up KB – Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Salute time for KB after their victory...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.
Salute time for KB after their victory…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.
Winning parade for KB  players -.Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Winning parade for KB players -.Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Heads down for Nomads...Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Heads down for Nomads…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The Nomads were sluggish throughout and deservedly lost 0-1 to Kamuzu Barracks on Saturday.

A second half goal earned Kamuzu Barracks a deserved victory in a fixture both teams drew 1-1 in the first round.

The soldiers were excellent without being scintillating, it was the sluggishness and passivity of the Nomads that was the most surprising feature of the game.

Despite the wealth of attacking talent at Kananji’s disposal, Wanderers might not have got on to the score-sheet at all but for an opportunist strike from considerable distance by a defensive midfielder.

The game came crackling to life a quarter of an hour when Muhammad Sulumba overhit a back pass to Amadu Ali. The goalkeeper dealt with it comfortably enough.

In the 30th minute, Ibrahim Sadik enjoying a run at left-side, whipped in the most inviting of crosses that Victor Nyirenda failed to utilize.

If that was a bright start the afternoon got steadily better for the home side in the next few minutes. Richard Chipuwa had to be alert to keep out a header from Manase Chiyesa .

Chipuwa saved again when Chiyesa sent in a shot from distance.

Good work by Isaac Kaliati and right back of the moment in Malawi, Stanely Sanu led to Ibrahim Sadik before finding Kondwani Kumwenda in space in the centre of the pitch, and spotting an opportunity but alas! The ball went over the bar.

Second half had seen Kananji taking off Victor Nyirenda and Muhammad Sulumba for Mapopa Kaunda and Luka Milanzi before making another substation of Enock Likoswe for Sparrow Msowoya.

However, things did not change as Kaunda living off scraps of possession and neither Msowoya nor Milanzi make any impression on the game.

In the 67th minute Milanzi changed that perception with one imperious swing of his left boot, sending the ball rocketing into Amadu Ali’s top corner with a shot that was still rising as it crossed the line.

From a position of complete dominance, Kamuzu Barracks spent the remainder of the second half on the back foot, defending too deep and inviting Wanderers to come at them.

Wongani Kaipa had a chance to equalize but his powerful header went off target to the delight of ganyu fans who chanted “Asilikali ee kunkhondo”.

After the final whistle, the Nomads stands went dead silence that even a coin could be heard, while the ganyu fans celebrated with the soldiers by chanting , ‘ Ayilira, Ayilira’.

Some notable moments in the game was when Mapopa Kaunda was given marching orders for a foul, while Kamuzu Barracks striker Kelvin Malikebu missed a penalty in the first half.

Nomads now face an increasingly uphill task to win the championship with Bullets boasting a significant lead at the top and remain unbeaten.

In Nchalo, Mafco FC inflicted pain on Azam Tigers with a 1-0 victory.

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Wanga ndi yemweyo
Wanga ndi yemweyo
5 years ago

Pepa neba. Komabe uchitepo kanthu, ukutichititsa manyazi. Nanga ungokhala pachinyezi pomela china chili chonse? Mwina utayenda mwa anthu kuti uwone vuto ndi chiyani. Nanga nkutani?

skillz
skillz
5 years ago

bb wamkaka tikumwa hihih sorry neba

Cathbert catrarakillers
Cathbert catrarakillers
5 years ago

Bt nomads steal remain nomads

fredinho mizelo
fredinho mizelo
5 years ago

chikho chili m’manja a bb dats all.

fredinho mizelo
fredinho mizelo
5 years ago

nyerere womwewo kuti wawa!!!

UNECA
5 years ago

Ngati simumaluza intercity mudatenga shame on u.

UNECA
5 years ago

Which team this yr won the cup, is manoma why not agd team where were u? u lost on intercity shame o u!?

UNECA
5 years ago

Komano kumayankhula bwino ntchito ilipo imaluza madrid osati kuluza noma ndiye kuti zachilendo masiku sakoma onse komanso tikaluza kumavomereza inu mukati amakuberekani ref how many penaltiens u hv given through favour of ref.

nampuzeni
nampuzeni
5 years ago

Nyelele zinali kale, pano iiiiii!……

Mbolo Sidwala
Mbolo Sidwala
5 years ago

Pepa neba. Paja iwe umadalira games in hand, tye nazo usova. How many games in hand watsala nawo? One thng u must do: either upepese game anakubereka ref ija against eni mpira pa flames pano or usinthe home ground. Apo bi, sudzawina game pa Kamtsitsi stadium. Malangizo aulele awa, ziri ndi iwe kuwagwiritsa ntchito kapena ayi. Red lions ikukunkhundidwa lero ndi mapale, tsoka ndi loti idzabwezera mkwiyo pa iwe mu kota fainolo ya Std Bank unless umupemphe Walter kuti akusinthire venue.

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