Nomads maintain seven point gap: Malawi TNM Super League

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers maintained the seven point gap on top of the TNM Super League log table as they played a one-all draw against bitter rivals Nyasa Big Bullets in a top-of-the table clash played before a big crowd at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

Equal derby day: Part of the action between Wanderers and Bullets
Equal derby day: Part of the action between Wanderers and Bullets
We have maintained the gap- Madeira, pic Leonard Sharra
A fair result- Nyasa Bullets Team manager James Chilapondwa, pic Leonard Sharra

The Nomads were on target barely eight minutes into the game- courtesy of a direct free kick from Joseph Kamwendo.

Soon after putting his team in the driving seat, the Wanderers’ captain limped off the field after twisting his leg.

He was replaced by right winger Isaac Kaliati.

Bullets were level midway into the first half, when Chiukepo Msowoya headed in a cross from Fischer Kondowe.

Half-time whistle caught the teams tied at one-all.

On the resumption Wanderers substituted left winger Ted Sumani for youthful Precious Sambani.

Bullets followed with a double substitution, taking out Bright Muthali and Mike Mkwate for Nelson Kangunje and Muhammad Sulumba.

Both sides exhausted their substitutions with Wanderers resting Jafali Chande for Khumbo Ng’ambi while Mussa Manyenje paved way for former Wanderers striker Jimmy Zakazaka.

Despite Wanderers dominating play and creating good chances in the second half, no more goals came.

Both camps expressed satisfaction with the result with NBB team manager James Chilapondwa saluting his boys for fighting from a goal down to salvage a point.

“We really wanted the three points to reduce the seven point gap but the draw is a fair result for us considering we were trailing our opponents,” said Chilapondwa.

His counterpart Steve Madeira also described the draw as a fair result for his side.

“We could have won this game if we had taken our chances and prevented Bullets from equalizing but a draw is not a bad result for us because we have maintained the seven points gap at the top,” said Madeira.

With the result, Wanderers are still on top of the standings with 55 points from 24 games trailed by Bullets on 48 points from 23 games.

Team line ups

Richard Chipuwa
Stanley Sanudi
Ted Sumani (Precious Sambani)
Harry Nyirenda
Foster Namwera
Alfred Manyozo jnr
Rafiq Namwera
Joseph Kamwendo (Isaac Kaliayati)
Yamikani Chester
Esau Kanyenda
Jafali Chande (Khumbo Ng’ambi)

Rabson Chiyenda
John Lanjesi
Miracle Gabeya
George Nyirenda
Emmanuel Zoya
Kondwani Kumwenda
Mike Mkwate (Nelson Kangunje)
Fischer Kondowe
Mussa Manyenje (Jimmy Zakazaka)
Bright Munthali (Muhammad Sulumba)
Chiukepo Msowoya

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Mighty be Forward Wanderes fc
Mighty be Forward Wanderes fc
4 years ago

wanderers inatengakale legue ngakhale wina amangowawatawawata.

4 years ago

A Sharra – Ndinu ama Noma eti?

4 years ago

thus a game of football

davison kuwati
davison kuwati
4 years ago

First leg BB won, come second leg its a draw. Aggregate score BB has triumphed over Noma this season. BB can boost Noma is his wife going by the foregoing. They wil become champions yes but through the other teams wen they come to us they wil know they have come to their husband mbite

chalamba ngwira
chalamba ngwira
4 years ago

Nomads were playing at home should have won this game. As about champions they should have demonstrated that by beating BB. What a fluke performance

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