Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have described the 2-1 loss to their age-old rivals Bullets FC at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre in the TNM Super League as “painful”.
Team manager Steve Madeira said having lost to Silver Strikers they did not expect to concede to their second loss within six days at the same venue.
“This is the most painful defeat because we dominated the game and created many scoring opportunities,”Madeira said.
“We never expected to lose back-to-back but we have to move on that’s part of the game,” he added.
Madeira said he believes that Wanderers should not have lost the “frustrating” encounter with Bullets.
“Yes,” came the short response when questioned if it was the painful defeat .
“It certainly hurts, if you miss your golden chances to score, of course it doesn’t help.”
He said out of the pain comes a glimmer of hope and congratulated Bullets for weathering the storm to chalk three points.
His Bullets counterpart Billy Tewesa attributed the victory to hard work.
“We are happy that we have managed to beat Wanderers just as I said in my pre-game interview,” Tewesa.
“This boils down to team work and I would like to thank the players for containing the pressure and win,” said Tewesa.
Bullets beat Wanderers through Chiukepo Msowoya who scored the opener in the 51st minute after powering home a well delivered cross from a fellow veteran Fischer Kondowe.
Nomads worked their way back to equalise in the 58th minute through Rafique Mussa who scored straight from a corner kick after Bullets defence was caught napping.
Bullets wrapped a memorable day with the second and winning goal scored in the 65th minute through Jafallie Chande.
Chande got the end of a good work from Chiukepo as he proved a point to justify his Malawi national football team recall by caretaker coach Ernest Mtawali for the July 6 friendly against Uganda.
Despite the loss, coach Kananji said his side would recover from the losses as he believes in his boys describing them “a good team that is playing well”.
“We can’t lose heart. We have a bright future. We’ll go back to the drawing board and see where it went wrong and in the next games we’re going to do well,” said Kananji.
His opponent Lungu said “a win against Wanderers is what everyone wants. They are a good side with good players, but we were tactical, we had a game plan and allowed them not to score and early goal, came second half we punished them”.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :