Two Super League giants Silver Strikers and Mighty Wanderers were the
first casualties to be shown an exit door in the prestigious Presidential Cup on Saturday.
The Nomads, who were the cup holders were pruned by much improved
Bvumbwe Research 2-1 in an exciting encounter at Kamuzu Stadium.
The Lali Lubani boys, who featured their regular players like, Flames
skillful midfielder Joseph ‘Shakira’ Kamwendo, Diverson Chilemba,
Foster ‘Zagaf’ Namwera, Francis Mlimbika and Richard Chipuwu were
outplayed by the tea growing district out-fit.
From the starting whistle of the encounter, Bvumbwe were a better side
with three former Mighty Wanderers players, Vincent Chinthenga, Rafiq
Mussa and Maclean Salamu controlling everything from defence, midfield
Chinthenga was a thorn to the Nomads defence, which was marshaled by
Namwera, Mlimbika, Pilirani Zonda and Idresse Walesi.
Nomads defence could be seen under intense pressure that it was not surprised when they conceded a penalty which
was converted by Mayeso Mphanje.
Bvumbwe’s goal resulted in Big Bullets supporters, who sat on
their Biafra stand to chant, “ Noma yabooka! Noma yabooka” as the
Nomads stand was silenced.
The Nomads fought hard after conceding this goal by displaying some
fantastic football especially from their engine room, Joseph Kamwendo.
Kamwendo, who mesmerized the spectators with his zig-zag style of play
was a marvel to watch in the last 20 minutes of the second half that
he also helped Diverson Chilemba to notch the equalizer for the
As the Nomads fans were busy chanting, “ Olile Manoma! Olile Manoma!”
it was Gift Kwanyasa for Bvumbwe, who nailed the painful nail on the
Nomads head with a long range to score the second goal for the Bvumbwe
As the two teams were going on recess it was 2-1 in favour of Bvumbwe.
The second half did not produce any goal but the Nomads should blame
themselves for failing to equalize, as Anthony Banda missed two clear
chances which he could have converted without any problem.
In the old capital city of Malawi, Zomba ,2011-2012 TNM Super League
Champions Silver Strikers tasted their first defeat this season, as
they were booted out in the Presidential Cup 2-1 to little known
Presidential Cup Results
-Bvumbwe Research 2 vs Mighty Wanderers 1.
-Epac FC 3 vs Chilomoni 0.
-Civo United 3 vs Kilombero 0.
-City Glass 1 vs Moyale Barracks 3.
-Green Rangers 1 vs Escom United 3.
-Complex Madrid 2 vs Silver Strikers 1.
-Azam Tigers 2 vs Prison United 0.
-Mafco 3 vs Blue Eagles 1.
-Ntayamoyo 1 vs Chinkhwawa United 7.
-Ngonga 0 vs Big Bullets 3.
-Red Lions 5 vs Sporting Leopards 4.