Nomads back to winning ways

Mighty Wanderers displayed a stunning performance on Sunday as they stopped the rot to return to beat Blue Eagles in the elite TNM Super League at Kamuzu Stadium to return to winning ways.

It was an exciting encounter, which saw ‘Big Bullets’ ganyu supporters tussling with the Nomads fans before the match.

The Blues looked a hungry side that had failed to win any of their previous three games as they kicked off the match on a high note.

Diverson Chilemba scored the Nomads first goal with powerful header connecting a well taken corner kick from Gerald Phiri Junior.

Eagles scared the Nomads in the 25th minute with some brilliant passes from their captain Peter ‘Shoes’ Mgangira and Mecium Mhone, who was voted man of the match.

Diverson Chilemba down injured.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

They could have equalized in the 28th minute but Charles Ngosi lacked composure to shoot on the goal.

Nomads led 1-0 at half-time.

Second half

Blue Eagles were a better side after the interval but their striking force was not sharp enough to penetrate the Nomads defence, which was well marshalled by Foster Namwera.

Nomads scorer, Chilemba was forced out after sustaining an ankle injury paving way for Gomegzani Gondwe.

The Nomads technical panel also pulled out Joseph  Kamwendo, who failed to tick for Anthony Banda, who went on to score  the second goal for the Lali-Lubani Boys.

In the last five minutes of the match, the Nomads goalkeeper, Richard Chipuwa  was also forced out of the field after sustaining  a shoulder injury  leaving his out-fit  no choice, as their midfielder Gerald
Chimbaka was  left with the mantle to man the posts.

The Nomads fielded Chimbaka, as a goalkeeper because they reached the substitution limit.

But Wandered enjoyed a rare trouble-free final minutes.

“I am so delighted with the results because this is our first game since we took over from our colleagues. I thank our boys for fighting hard spirit as well,” Felix Fosko, stand-in coach said.

Ugly scenes

However, before the match, rivalry between Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers fans resurfaces, as supporters from both camps were involved in squabbles.

Both camps snatched scarfs from each other before setting them on fire.

This development got out of hand when the Nomads fans beat up one Bullets fan up to an extent of being rushed to the hospital.

To the spectator’s dismay, the incidence was happening in view of the security personnel’s.

Other results

In other encounters, Big Bullets continued where they left in the Presidential Cup by beating Escom United 2-0 in Balaka courtesy of Heston Munthali and Chimango Kayira, while Blantyre United inflicted pain to Moyale Barracks with a 3-0 margin.

Blantyre United scored thorough Victor Limbani and Muhammed Sulumbu with a hat-trick.

In the capital city, Red Lions continued with their brilliant form, as they won 1-0 to Kamuzu Barracks at Civo Stadium courtesy of Kelvin Katema.

The Nomads scarf being set on fire on Big Bullets Ganyu supporters stand- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Relief: Nomads bench- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Gerald Phiri Junior taking a corner kick which led to Chilemba's goal- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Mhone was voted man of the match.... Nollah Malolo from TNM giving Mhone his award- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Nomads goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa being taken out of the field- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times
Gerald Chimbaka being switched from the midfield to man the posts- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

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