Mind games begin as Wanderers want to play Bullets at ‘home’ Balaka not Bingu Stadium

Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets meeting create a lot of talking points. Perhaps it starts with mind games before action take its course. The two Blantyre rivals  are set to meet again this weekend in a TNM Super League thriller dubbed “the title decider” and  Wanderers have kicked off  the the mind games on the venue.

Caught up in a dog-fight for title: Wanderers coach Yasin Osman and team manager Steve Madeira want to meet rivals Bullets at Balaka Stadium their home ground and not Lilongwe

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) said the Blantyre derby will be played at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe but the Nomads  as the host team of the fixture, they are entitled to play at their home venue which is their fortress Balaka Stadium, a development that has caused stir debate.

Wanderers Team Manager who also doubles as the club’s administrator Steve Madeira said they already told Sulom of taking the Bullets game to Balaka.

“We have spent a lot of late due to frequent long trips. We spent over K2.3 over the weekend to fulfil our  two  league assignment’s up north and only managed to collect less than K2 million. We have budgeted to spend K2.6 million in our last seven  league games and that can only be done if we use Balaka stadium.

“We are not afraid of meeting Bullets anywhere else  but this is just a cost issue. We spend over K1.6 million in order to fulfil a single assignment in Lilongwe and we don’t want that to happen hence the decision to play at Balaka,”said Madeira.

Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao also agree with Madeira saying Sulom did not consult the club when they fixed the match in Lilongwe.

“Wanderers are at home in this fixture and we need to utilise our home ground advantage,” said Butao.

He said withe the “crucial stage” the title campaign has reached., Wanderers priority is home ground advantage and getting the three points.

Butao said Balaka is fit for purposes to host a big match , saying Wanderers has been hosting Capital City giants Silver Strikers orderly at the same venue.

Bullets Team Manager James Chilapondwa laughed off  the suggestion of Balaka venue.

“Wanderers are entitled to choose a venue as we did in the first round. I know the reason why all this is being said. Perhaps it’s because of the race to the title which they have a slight advantage. However, we are ready to take them anywhere they choose. Be it at Mars or anywhere, we will go and play,” said Chilapondwa.

Wanderers are still at the summit of the TNM log table with 54 points while Bullets leapfrogged Silver Strikers on the second position with 47 points with one game in hand.

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Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Fc
Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Fc

kalonga inkakakamira kukasewela pahome ndipo zinathekadi popeza kunali kusankhakwawo.ndiye wanderers nayo yapempha koma mwakana,zosadetsa nkhawa kwenikweni koma vuto ndi nkhani ya zachuma yomwe ili paliponse mu m`malawimuno ndiye tinziveranako zinazi.sikuti tikuopa bb popeza aja ndianaathu.ndipo tikwanitsa kukwapula mosawavelaso chisoni.come sartuday.

Peter Katasya Chintheche

Tiyenera kusewera pa home basi kuluza kuwina nde mpilawo


Nkhumba, mikodzo FC kuopa BB kumeneko ife anywhere you choose tikakupherani komweko mwamva m’mayesa munkati pa BNS ndi pa home panu nanga kero zatani kuti muzithawapo kkkk shame


At Bingu both teams will rake in mor money than they will spend for the game’s preps. So Nomads argument does not hold

Nox Nthambi

It will be nice to play them in Balaka kuti akafere pakhomo kusiyana kuti maliro akanyamule kuchokera ku Lilongwe which will add more cost to the Neba hahahahahaha. NBB ndi moto……neba timadya ngati linunda


Mind games indeed, neba we know u r creating all these problems to deviate our focus kuti tidziti you are not preparing for this game. Look just last week u did the same complaining threatening that u would not go to play at karonga stadium but we were reliably informed u were already in karonga on Thursday to climatise. Ufuna upusise ndani, or utati game tikamenye mu mtengo tiri nawe kkkkkkkkkk


I don’t see any mind games here, mere proposing that the match takes place in Balaka to minimise costs? Ok, if you insist that the match takes place in Lilongwe, will you foot the teams costs from your pocket? I thought they are just trying to live within their means?


Mano home basi.

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