A Rafiq Mussa’s header in the second half was enough for Mighty Be Forward Wanderers to beat Max Bullets in a friendly match on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium.
Max Bullets gave the Nomads tough time as they dominated the first 20 minutes, especially on the midfield where Jidy Mbandambanda was a marvel to watch.
After 20 minutes the tempo of the game changed as Wanderers through Peter Wadabwa and Jabulani Linje terrorised Max defence but most of their shots went wide.
On several occasions, Wadabwa managed to sneak through Max defenders but one on one with the goalkeeper lacked composure.
On the other side, Max Bullets strikers were too wasteful inside the box as most of their clear chances went wide or over the bar.
Come second half, the introduction of Rafiq Mussa for Rafiq Namwera changed the game completely as Wanderers were coming wave after wave.
The Nomads also introduced Jimmy Zakazaka, Luka Milanzi and Genki Nakamura for Wongani Kaipa, Peter Wadabwa and Jabulani Linje.
Mussa was the man to watch in this half as he mesmerized spectators with his dribbles and passes.
Towards the end of the game, Nakamura was brought down on the edge of the box before the Nomads were awarded a free kick.
Composed Mike Kaziputa with a well curved free kick found Mussa who headed in the ball inside Max net to send Wanderers fans in jubilation.
The goal forced the Nomads to accelerate their gear as they pushed for the second goal but time was not on their side as the referee Boniface Chapinga ended the match.
On Saturday, the Nomads also won 1-0 in another friendly match against Cobbe Barracks at Zomba Community ground.