Nomads beat Bullets to stay course on title

Fans for Nomads chanting for their team in a bus

Sworn enemies from Blantyre, Bullets FC and Mighty Wanderers took their rivalry to the capital city Lilongwe on the neutral ground where the blues defeated Bullets 2-1  in a pulsating game to stay the course for the TNM Super League title.

Nomads appeared nervous in the opening stages of the highly contested encounter at Civo Stadium.

Bullets were first to open the score sheet through former Nomads versatile midfielder Henry ‘Magetsi’ Kabichi after a well curved shot. He could have scored another goal later but was scandalously wasteful.

After leading, the People’s team relaxed that they misplaced many balls resulting in the Lali- Lubani boys taking an advantage in ball possession.

The Nomads displayed wonderful football on the middle of the field where man-of-the match Joseph ‘Shakira’ Kamwendo was operating from.

The combination of Kamwendo, Nafe Msasa and Alfred Manyozo Jnr was marvellous that the likes of Jelesi Lufeyo on the Bullets side had problems to contain and sometimes reduced into amateurs.

In the dying minutes of the first 45 minutes, the Nomads equalised through their workhorse Msasa.

Come second half, the Nomads dominated all departments putting Bullets defence which was marshalled by Chiku ‘Jet Li’ Kanyenda on the tight rope.

Title hunt

Knowing that a win will boost their chances to clinch the title, Nomads wonder boy Kamwendo scored the winning goal after a well taken free kick leaving Bullets goalkeeper Swadick Sanudi in disbelief.

Posing for Nyasa Times before the game, Nomads; Photo: Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

The Nomads coach Franco Ndau was delighted with the results and said they were still in title hunt.

“Our target is to clinch the title and with today’s victory l must applaud my boys for a well done job, “said Ndau.

Bullets coach Eddie Ng’onamo said: “It was not our day but we will be back soon”.

In another encounter in Mzuzu, Embangweni United shocked Civo United as they won 1-0 while Azam Tigers pruned Standard Bank champions Blue Eagles 4-1.

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