Nomads pip Wizards 4-0 in Nakamura debut: MalawiTNM Super League

Jaffali Chande scored again from the bench for Mighty Be Forward Wanderers as the Nomads   piled more misery on TNM Super League returnees threatened side Wizards FC with a 4-0 victory on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium.Kaziputa and Damiano battling for the ball

Nomads celebrating a goal.
Nomads celebrating a goal.
Four games without defeat for Ng'onamo
Four games without defeat for Ng’onamo
Sure victory from Kaliati and Sanudi
Sure victory from Kaliati and Sanudi
Nomads signature victory boggie
Nomads signature victory boggie
Clean sheet for Chipuwa
Clean sheet for Chipuwa
Wongani Kaipa celebrating
Wongani Kaipa celebrating
Nomads supporters stick to blue by team wears now orange
Nomads supporters stick to blue by team wears now orange

Coach Eding’ton Ng’onamo was without reliable central defender Boston Kabango, who was serving two yellow cards, but he was not missed as his side romped to an emphatic win at Wizards.

Midfielder maestro Rafiq Mussa opened the score sheet, while goals from Chande, Francis Mlimbika and Peter Wadabwa  sealed  their triumph in the second half.

To make matters worse, Wizards had their coach Peter Mponda missing on the touchline as he was reported to have gone for a funeral at his home village in Salima. Mac Donald Yobe took charge as stand-in.

The victory for the Nomads  kept alive their faith to win the league this season, after a disappointing start in the early stages of the season,  in which they registered too many draws and one loss against Mafco FC.

When the game eventually stirred to life after a lacklustre opening 10 minutes,  the Nomads  went close to gaining an early advantage as Amos Bello’s  curled narrowly wide.

In response, Benard Chimayimba  gave  Wanderers  goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa  something to think about with an effort from distance.

However, the  writing was on the wall for Wizards   though, and the Nomads  duly went in front with a well-worked move seconds into kick-off with Rafiq Mussa on the score sheet.

Few minutes after they scored, there was  some neat footwork by Rafiq Namwera, Mike Kaziputa picked out the overlapping Francis Mlimbika   and his low cross was swept past Wizards defenders but the ball went wide.

As if to sum up Wizards   wretched luck, Wanderers  then benefited from a moment of good fortune when Jimmy Chikulekule’s  attempted clearance cannoned off  Chimayimba, only to land in the grateful arms of  Chipuwa.

On recess time it was 1-0 with the Nomads on the lead.

A second goal seemed on the cards as Wizards keeper  came to his side  rescue with a last-gasp save to deny Wadabwa  after he had been released by Rafiq Namwera.

The Nomads  second goal arrived in first 10 minutes  of the second half through Chande. The versatile midfielder was not going to let the opportunity to make his mark  and neatly tucked across a pass from Namwera.

Wizards  were dealt another blow a few minutes after conceding Chande’s goal,  and it was  left back Francis Mlimbika who scored the third goal through a long range.

The Nomads captain burst down the left and played a neat one-two with Mike Kaziputa  before providing a cut-back that enabled  Mlimbika  to score from close range.

The Nomads fans, who were on cloud nine chanted  ” Nyerere, Nyerere “,  as their side  took an even firmer grip on the game.

Then it was the turn of Peter Wadabwa, who scored his seventh league goal for the Nomads on a spot kick, after Stanely Sanudi was brought down inside the box.

However, the whole stadium went wild when the Nomads introduced Japanese based Genki Nakamula who had a fantastic performance with his accurate passes.

Nakamura twice came close to scoring but his efforts could not just head any closer to the Wizards net.

In post match interviews, Wanderers coach Eding’ton Ng’onamo saluted his boys and emphasized that his team has gelled now.

“Going four games without a defeat is not a joke, and let me salute my boys because they have gelled and our fans should expect more than this,” said Ngonamo.

Wizards stand-in coach Mac Donald Yobe conceded the defeat and said his boys failed to tick.


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martin gondah
martin gondah
4 years ago

nyerere deal

4 years ago

nyerere woyeeeeeeeee

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