Masters frustrate Wanderers in Dedza draw: Malawi TNM Super League

Be Forward Wanderers  came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw against Masters Security in the TNM Super League at Dedza Stadium.

Part of the action between Wanderers and Masters.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Goalkeeper sent a wrong way in a spot kick

Part of the action between Wanderers and Masters.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Part of the action between Wanderers and Masters.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

The home team  dominated early on and they deservedly went ahead on 23 minutes as  Adebayor Babatunde  rose unchallenged to score outside the box.

But as they so often do, the Nomads shocked the opposition in the 66 minutes  they were level and they had their own legend  fantastic Joseph Kamwendo to thank.

Cool and calm,Kamwendo converted on a spot kick after Richard Chande  tugged  back Misheck Bottomani  in the box.

Masters were the better team in the first half  but they could not find a breakthrough.

In the 30th minute despite the electric atmosphere, it was a cagey opening.

In the 36th  minute, Yamikani Chester raced onto a long through-ball as  Bester Phiri  dashed out of his goal.

The Masters  goalkeeper missed his attempted clearance, but was alert enough to recover ground and then block the follow-up cross from Zicco Mkanda.

At the other end, Dennis Chembezi  had to do some defending in his own six-yard box to deny Vincent Nyangulu  after he had stayed up front following a cross from the right flank.

On 40  minutes, Masters defence was split by a fine chipped pass from Alfred Manyozo jnr.

Mkanda got ahead of the two centre-backs and into the penalty area, but as the ball dropped, the towering striker could only fire a left-footed volley over the crossbar.

Nenani Juwayo thereafter  had to get down quickly to deny Masters hit  man  Babatunde, who sent in a low shot from the edge of the box.

Come second half, Wanderers  enjoyed a decent spell of possession as the half-hour mark passed.

However, despite plenty of action around both penalty areas, neither side was able to find a penetrating pass.

Wanderers  had a chance 9 minutes into the end of the game, and Bester Phiri  needed to get down quickly to smother Kamwendo’s snapshot.

There were also substitutions from Wanderers as they introduced  Misheck Bottomani, Rafiq Namwera and Francisco Madinga for Mkanda, Manyozo and Mulimbika.

Madinga looked lively down the left as Botomani  was given more freedom in an advanced role.

In the 80th minute, Bottomani picked up the ball and let fly from 25 yards, but his shot was always going wide of Phiri’s right-hand post.

Again both teams were not scared of going forwards, however once more they lacked a decisive pass in the final third.

On 85th minute, there was a double let-off for Wanderers  when Wongani Kaipa blocked Vincent Nyangulus effort.

Towards the end of the game,Wanderers continued to press in the closing stages, and in stoppage time Kanyenda dived in to meet Kamwendo’s  cross, but his power header went wide.

Sunday’s result means that Wanderers are still on second position with 38 points.There is 7 points gap with leaders Nyasa Big Bullets.

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