Wanderers give Nigerian star debut as they beat Evirom 1-0 in friendly

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers produced an impressive display to beat Envirom FC 1-0 in a friendly match on Friday at Country Club in Limbe.

Ibrahim Sadik was a marvel to watch.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere.
Ibrahim Sadik was a marvel to watch…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere.
Nigerian player on the ball....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Nigerian player on the ball….Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Mike Kaziputa and some of the Nomads players watche the first half before being introduced in the  second half.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Mike Kaziputa and some of the Nomads players watche the first half before being introduced in the second half…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Fans that watched the match.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Fans that watched the match…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Nomads players warm up....Photo Jeromy Kadewere.
Nomads players warm up….Photo Jeromy Kadewere.
Evirome FC.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Evirome FC…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Jacob Ngwira scored the only goal, poking home through a powerful header from a well curved corner kick in the first half.

Evirom faded after a strong first-half performance, although they tried to come back towards the end of the game with a powerful shot which was well tamed by Peter Munthali in Nomads goals.

Nomads coach Elijah Kananji fielded two teams with Nigerian based Olashipe James Tolulope given an opportunity to show his skills.

Tolulope showed some brilliance when he partnered with the likes of Jimmy Zakazaka and Muhammad Sulumba and they gave Evirom no time on the ball as the home side dominated the first half.

The 22-year-old Nigerian, who played for South Africa Premier Soccer League outfit Chippa United in 2011 and claims to have earned Nigeria Under-20 national team call-ups then, has joined the Nomads as a free agent following the expiry of his contract with Nigerian Premier League side Ibadan FC.

Despite the Nomads took time to settle, they provided a reminder of their quality when Evirom goalkeeper kept out Zakazaka after a flowing move that saw the former Big Bullets striker combine neatly with Sulumba.

The Nomads were much the better team after half-time though, and threatened almost immediately, with Peter Nselema and Francis Mlimbika preventing the visitors from converting.

Soon after Jacob Ngwira put the Nomads ahead, they created further chances in quick succession but their striking force lacked composure inside the 18 yard box.

Towards the end of the first half, Richard Chipuwa was a spectator in the Nomads goal, and watched on as an Enviroe keeper tipped Sulumba’s deflected right-foot shot onto the post to keep his side in it.

Evirom late scare gave them hope of a dramatic late equalizer, but they failed to build further momentum and the Nomads control of possession ensured no further alarms.

There are now 36 players in trials at Wanderers and the squad will be trimmed to 25 players in three weeks.

Coach Elia Kananji said he was happy with the team, saying playing are starting to gel.

“I am so happy with them,”  he said.

The coach said he is happy with the squad they have. He stressed: “We feel that the correct squad is exactly this type of squad we have.” –(Additional reporting by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times)

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Mzimba Solola
Mzimba Solola
7 years ago

Enanu yakula apa ndi nsanje poti anzanu adapeza sponsorship mukhalira kunyoza choncho. Ma player aku Malawi kuno they go and play in other countries what is the problem with a Nigerian player and Ghananian player joining Wanderers and Silver respectively?? Jelous will not take us anywhere aMalawi. Lets learn to give credit pamene wina wachita zabwino.

robie mwalija
robie mwalija
7 years ago

muzachita bwino mukazamenya caf pano hmmmm

7 years ago

Koma abale Wanderers ngati ma player aku ma farm… even the ground is shocking, it looks like somebody’s back garden.

Sindawa Pelekamoyo
7 years ago

Wa Bok Halamu Wadzachitanji Kuno?

Lucio mulipa
7 years ago

Manoma woyeeeeeee!

7 years ago

glad to have a boko haram deserter masquerade as a futbola.

7 years ago

Komaso nomads wina socks za white wina za blue shaaa! Malawi wavuta kikiki.

7 years ago

Koma chaka chake ndi Chino

Vamumkati mwabweresakoso
Vamumkati mwabweresakoso
7 years ago

Nyerere zalira kwanthawi yayitali pliz pliz tatithandizeni ma players athu this season, Neba ukhalira kuba ndalamazo ndipo sitikuthandizaso, mpaka lero sunadziwebe the wise way of using the donated money like this one?????? SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 years ago

Thats my team,ife tikumva kukoma!!awo akumva kuwawa.neba usova

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