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