Mighty Wanderers fought back superbly to salvage a 2-2 draw with Civo United who looked in control of their TNM Super League game on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium in the commercial city of Malawi, Blantyre.
Mighty Wanderers, who still have slim chances to win the title, could have been the first side to hit the back of Civo’s net but thanks to man of the match Emmanuel ‘Siyeni’ Zoya, who cleared the ball from the goal line after Mike Kaziputa’s well taken cross from the right flank.
The Nomads, who were playing their first encounter without playmaker Joseph Kamwendo who is set to start a new lease of life at Mozambican club Liga Maculmana , were shocked that despite controlling the proceedings of the game, it was Civo United engine room midfielder Patrick Gunde who opened the score sheet with a volley .
Civo’s goal disturbed the Nomads that a few minutes after Gunde’s goal, it was Lawrence ‘Teacher’ Mwehiwa who released a thunderous shot to kiss the back of the Nomads net.
Mwehiwa’s goal was enough for Big Bullets ‘ganyu’ supporters, who came in their large numbers to chant, ‘Yabooka! Yabooka!
Sensing danger, the Nomads coach Felix Fosco introduced Gerald Chimbaka for Innocent Jere.
Chimbaka’s presence changed the tempo of the game as he made several running’s co-coordinating well with Victor Mpinganjira and Alfred Manyozo.
Come second half, Fosco made more several changes bringing in Gerald ‘Papa’ Phiri for Mapopa ‘Kent’ Msukwa and Evance Napolo to add fire upfront.
Mpinganjira struck in the second half to stun the visitors.
Wanderers coach Felix Fosco said conceding early goals demoralized his players but saluted them for fighting back while Civo United mentor Thom Mkorongo blamed the referee for failing his duty.
The Nomads are on position four with 42 points from 24 games while Civo are on seventh position with 36 points from 25 games.
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