A 20th minute strike from Mighty Wanderers F.C midfielder Cuthbert Sinetre was enough to hand the Nomads the much needed three points in a thrilling TNM Super League encounter played at the Balaka Stadium on Saturday 13th September, 2014.
The unmarked Sinetre rose high to head home from the near post a beautifully taken corner kick by Mike Kaziputa.
The match started on a high note with both sides searching for an early lead but the Nomads looked a very composed side though they failed to crack the Eagles defense.
Mike Kaziputa, Sinetre and Francis Mlimbika were a marvel to watch as they launch a number of counter attacks with some nice interchanging of passes from the left flank.
But Mighty Wanderers missed a couple of scoring opportunities upfront through their strikers Sparrow Msowoya and Luka Milanzi.
Blue Eagles were outclassed in almost all departments in the first half particularly on the central midfield and the services of their injured captain John Banda proved to be missing.
On the left Flank, sensational Mecium Mhone also failed to penetrate as he was tightly marked by Bongani Kaipa before he switched to the right flank.
First half ended 1-0 in favour of the Nomads.
In the second half, Mighty Wanderers looked more piercing in the opening minutes before switching themselves into a defending mode.
The match then turned into physical as Blue Eagles seemed not to be amused by the referee Felix Liwonde’s decisions.
They made two penalty appeals claiming a Mighty Wanderers had handled the ball in the box but to no avail.
Contrary to the player’s actions, their Coach Deklerk Msakakuona commended the referee for the good work after the game.
“The officiation good but as you know we do see things on a different view. We will still fight and take each passing game as it comes” said Msakakuona in an interview with Nyasa Times after the match.
Newly appointed Wanderers Technical Director Yasin Osman hailed his troops for the good fight.
“It was a very physical game and all I can say is to thank God for the win” said Osman.
At the end of the match, Wanderers Captain Francis Mlimbika was voted man of the match.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :