Substitute Khumbo Ng’ambi and Jaffalie Chande scored a brace each as Mighty Be Forward Wanderers eased through past Songani Veterans to the round of 16 of the Presidential Football cup.
Wanderers who are without a league win at home following three draws scored four goals in the first half.
Chande opened the scoring as early as 15 minutes into the game before Isaac Kaliati made it 2-0 five minutes later.
Peter Wadabwa then scored a beauty after a solo effort 12 minutes later after rounding off three Songani defenders before putting the ball into the net.
Mike Kaziputa made it 4 before the two teams went for recess.
At the beginning of the second half Wanderers made a double change with Nigerian import Amos Bello and Wadabwa being sacrificed for Khumbo Ng’ambi and Ernest Tambe.
The Zomba based Songani Veterans appeared to be the most improved team in the last half of the match despite failing to turn their chances into goals. At one occasion Osman Ndasalapa had brilliant opportunity to pull one back for the visitors but was denied by Wanderers goalkeeper Bester Phiri.
Despite enjoying possession early into the second half, Wanderers were the team on the score-sheet again, this time substitute Ng’ambi scoring his first goal since for the season. Ng’ambi then made it 6, a few minutes later before Chande completed the scoring towards the end of the game sealing Wanderer’s position in the round of 16 of the competition.
Wanderers Coach Jack Chamangwana could not hide his excitement following the win.
“It’s a well deserved victory though we should have scored more than that. Am not only happy because we have progressed but because of the improvements made from the previous game against CIVO. The only worry is that we lost our captain Francis Mlimbika as he pulled a muscle but we will wait to hear from our doctors as to how long he will be out,” said the smiling Chamangwana.
In his remarks, Coach for Songani Veterans Louis Malikula said he was pleased with the result and wished Wanderers for the remainder of the competition.
Wanderer’s next assignment is a TNM super league match against MAFCO at the Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :