Mighty Be Forward Wanderers inched closer to the promised land when they clobbered Mzuni 3-1 in an emotional match played before a big crowd at Civo Stadium on Sunday, December 8, 2017.
The Nomads took the lead on 17 minutes- courtesy of a Yamikani Chester connection of a Joseph Kamwendo cross.
The league leaders suffered a huge scare towards the break when Mzuni leveled through Zelliat Nkhoma after Wanderers had failed to deal with a free kick by Lazarus ‘Deco’ Nyemera.
The goal rejuvated the students as well as the ganyu faithful, who cheered on the visitors up to the break.
Captain Joseph Kamwendo restored the Nomads’ lead shortly after resumption as he converted a spot kick, which Fifa referee Duncan Lengani awarded following a foul by a Mzuni defender on Essau Kanyenda.
Substitute Peter Wadabwa, who had replaced Jafali Chande upon resumption dealt the ganyu faithful a body blow in the 65th minute as he rose high to plant home a corner kick by Joseph Kamwendo.
It was all over for the students and mission accomplished for the Nomads, who now need only three points from their remaining two fixtures against Masters Security and Red Lions to wrap up the TNM Super League title.
Team Manager Steve Madeira saluted his boys for a brave show.
“We had to win this game at all cost. There was a lot of talk and a lost of interest on this game from other quarters and we wanted to silence them all,” said Madeira.
Mzuni coach Alex Ngwira said his charges lost morale and concentration after conceding what he termed a ‘dubious’ penalty.
“The game was okey but our boys lost morale and concentration after conceding a dubious penalty,” said Ngwira.
With the victory, Wanderers have now hit 65 points from 28 games, four clear of this closest pursuers Nyasa Big Bullets, who have 61 points from the same number of games.
Mzuni are on 10th position with 34 points from 28 games.
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