Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Football Club will face their old-age traditional arch rivals Nyasa Big Bullets in a crucial TNM Super
League Blantyre derby match slatted for this coming Sunday without their match-maker and Vice Captain Joseph Kamwendo.
Kamwendo was sent off in the 67th minute in Wednesday’s midweek Carlsberg Cup round of 16 fixture which the Nomads won 1-0 against Mafco FC in a match played at the Balaka Stadium.
The veteran midfielder was booked for the first time already midway into the first half before being flashed with a red card by referee Aziz Nyirenda following an ill-timed useless horror tackle against a Mafco FC player.
Defender Ted Sumani will also not be part of the squad travelling to the Capital City to face Bullets as he will be serving two yellow
He received the first yellow card in a previous match against Blue Eagles before being cautioned again in Wednesday’s game.
Wanderers skipper Francis Mlimbika is also a doubtful with an injury, according to team manager Steve Madeira.
“There is cause of concern but we have other replacements that we trust will do a good job,” he said.
However, Bullets have also not been spared as they will again miss the services of some of their key players.
Injured first choicce goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe is doubtful while Captain John Lanjesi will be in honeymoon after his engagement on Saturday.
Striker Diverson Mlozi who has resigned and currently serving a month notice is also doubtful.
But Mlozi has appealed to the technical panel to give him a chance to feature in order to bid farewell to Bullets fans whom he has described as ‘Great Supporters’.
For Lanjesi, it is just a coincidence that he is having an engagement but he could have still more missed the derby since he is yet to fully recover from an injury.
The two giant clubs are likely to reveal their full squads expected to travel to Lilongwe on Friday.
The derby will be played at unusual Bingu Stadium since their dual home ground Kamuzu stadium remain closed and is under renovations.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :