Be Forward Wanderers Coach, Yasin Osman heaped praise onJoseph Kamwendo’s capacity to deliver when his side needs him most in big games after the midfield maestro netted a second goal and was chosen man of the match in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Azam Tigers labelling him as ‘great’ star.
Victory moved the Nomads one step closer to the Airtel Top 8 semi-final as they now need just a draw from their second leg match this coming Saturday at Kalulu Stadium in Nchalo.
“It was a thunderous shot from Kamwendo; he sees the gap and he puts it in. More than a goal, is what he is doing right now. He is always there in the decisive moments,” Osman said.
The Nomads also saw two of its reliable defenders, Lucky Malata and Francis Mulimbika being taken off due to injuries.
However, the Nomads fans breathed a sigh of relief when Jaffali Chande opened the score sheet through a header after a well curved cross from Felix Zulu.
Then it was Kamwendo’s goal that left half of Balaka Stadium shaking heads after unleashing a thunderous shot outside the 18 yard box.
In another game on Sunday, Kamuzu Barracks clipped Blue Eagles 4-2 at the Civo Stadium, while on Saturday; Nyasa Big Bullets conceded a late goal to give Silver Strikers an added advantage on Sunday in their return match at the Zomba Community ground.
Moyale Barracks beat Mafco 2-0 at Chitowe Stadium, and their return encounter is on Saturday in Mzuzu.
Finals of the Airtel Top 8 will take place on 3 June in Lilongwe.