Wanderers lose to Eagles: Coaches back in the spotlight

Under-fire  Bob Mpinganjira-led coaching panel at Be Forward Wanderers  had been on the verge of delivering the perfect response to the supporters demanding them to be fired  for  poor performance but on Sunday they clipped 1-3  by Blue Eagles in the TNM Super League match at Kamuzu Stadium.

Part of the action between Wanderers and Blue Eagles
 Wanderers players rush with the ball after their goal
Part of the action between Wanderers and Blue Eagles
Eagles beat Wanderers
Coach Bob Mpinganjira: Back in the spotlight  after another loss

A  section of the team’s supporters led by main supporters committee chairperson Melvin Nkunika demanded  the club executive to fire the coaching panel following the Nomads’ 0-1 loss to Silver Strikers in an Airtel Top 8 quarter-final first leg at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre last Saturday.

But the club’s chairperson Gift Mkandawire said the coach will not be sacked but the club will beef up the technical oanel.

On Sunday, the supporters renewed their call for heads to roll in the technical panel after the defeat.

The Nomads made six changes on Sunday  from  their  starting 11 against Silver in the Airtel Top 8.

Experienced players like Stanely Sanudi, Francis Mulimbika , Isaac Kaliati  and Semion Singa were completely omitted from the match day squad where as Babatunde Adeboye  and  Harry  Nyirenda were relegated to the bench.

Instead, the Nomads brought in  Ted Sumani, Bongani Kaipa, Felix  Zulu, Misheck Botomani, Peter Katsonga and Francis Mkonda.

Blue Eagles scored their first goal through Maxwell Salambula from a Mecium Mhone’s  corner kick after the  Nomads defense failed to deal with.

Sensing danger, the Nomads poured forward in droves searching for an equalizer,but the visitors stood firmly.

Blue Eagles, who have gone back to Lilongwe with 4 points after a 0-0 draw against Tigers on Saturday, scored the second goal through Gregory Nachipo who  planted home Chirwa’s  cut back from close quarters.

Wanderers made some changes as coach Mpinganjira withdrew Kaziputa and Zulu for Rabson and Madinga in quick succession to little avail.

Misheck Botomani gave Wanderers hope when he scored after  heading a Rabson corner kick.

Barely a minute later, Schumacher Kuwali broke Nomads fans hearts as he restored the cops two  goal cushion squeezing in a fine strike with the Nomads defense nowhere to be seen.

In the 87th minute Mkanda’s penalty was brilliantly  saved  away by goal minder John Soko as the Nyerere fans agonizingly watched the game slip away.

With Sundays victory,  Blue Eagles climbed to the summit of the flagship 16 team league  with 11 points from five games, dislodging Civil Sporting two points ahead as they have played three games.

While Wanderers have to content themselves with an unfamiliar 12th spot for the time being with  three points from two games having won the first match 5-0 against Mzuni FC.

Wanderers next game is on Sunday against Mighty Tigers at Mulanje Park Stadium.

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Dipipi wa Yudiefu
3 years ago

Wanderers are very good and fast at buying top players but fail to utilise them as they insist in having the same old tired coaches and administrators. The only time they win league is they have got a coach from another team eg. Bullet’s coach

3 years ago

Education qualifications of our coaches need to be revisited.

3 years ago

Yeah that is what you Jerome Kadewere should expect this season your a biased reporter to sheet, look at the way you have reported this match as compared to yesterdays Bullets match, pictures all over because its wanderers despite that it has lost and only a single picture on Bullets match, mufa ndi mtima chake chake ndi chino, and you can even stop reporting about Bullets we don’t even need it mbuli ya muthu iwe look at your friend Garry Chirwa despite being a nomad fan inside out but when it comes to reporting he does it brilliantly no biasness… Read more »

3 years ago

Koma zowona zimenezi abale?

3 years ago


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