Mighty Wanderers were frustrated by Kamuzu Barracks FC (KB) in a goalless draw in the TNM Super League played before a huge crowd at Dedza Stadium on Saturday.
The Nomads needed a win in order to escape the tail of the log table but the result did not go well in their fight to move out of relegation zone.
Wanderers coach Gerald Phiri Snr played down his side’s relegation scare, saying they will pull through.
The blues showed more urgency from start but Bongani Kaipa failed to score in the first 15 minutes of the game with only Victor Nangwale in KB’s goals to beat.
Featuring former TP Mazembe striker Luka Milanzi upfront, the Nomads faced a defensive wall they could not breach.
The Soldiers were more dangerous with the likes of Dave Banda controlling the midfield, while Kelvin Hanganda and Manase Chiyesa were sharp upfront.
Missing the services of Richard Chipuwa in goals and Francis Mlimbika the Nomads main problem was upfront where the likes of Victor Mpinganjira and Khumbo Ng’ambi failed to tick.
In the second half, the Nomads nearly scored when Sparrow Msowoya, who was introduced for Milanzi hit the woodwork after releasing a power-packed shot.
However, KB were defensively resolute led by Mustafa Salimu and Pilirani Makupe stood firmly making life difficult for Msowoya and Mpinganjira as well as Ng’ambi not to find any space.
In another game in Zomba, Red Lions and Mafco FC played a 1-1 draw.