Wanderers see off Cobbe to sail through in Carlsberg Cup

Mighty Wanderers produced a stunning performance on Saturday in the prestigious Carlsberg Cup as they progressed through into the next round after showing Cobbe Barracks an exit door in an exciting encounter which took place at Balaka Stadium.

The Nomads demolished Cobbe Barracks 5-0.

The Nomads, who missed the services of their engine room Joseph ‘Shakira’ Kamwendo, their first choice goalkeeper Richard ‘MG 2’ Chipuwa and Bongani Kaipa due to injuries, kicked-off the game on a low note as the old capital city of Malawi military side dominated ball possession in the first five minutes.

However, sensing danger, the Nomads picked up their game in the 10th minutes of the match as they kept the soldiers on the tight rope with the likes of versatile Victor Mpinganjira, who was a marvel to watch with his zoom-zung runnings.

Cobbe Barracks defenders had a tough task to stop Mpinganjira in the 15th minute as he sneaked through two defenders near the 18 yard box before being brought down forcing the referee to award a free kick to the Lali-Lubani Boys.

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The Nomads young and upcoming left winger Gerald ‘Papa’ Phiri did not make any mistake but to convert the first goal for the Nomads  after a well taken free kick before sending the  fans into hanting, “ Nyerere eee! Ukaiponda mchira iluma basi,”

The Nomads went on pile up more pressure to the Soldiers, that it was not surprising when Peter Nselema notched the second goal for the Standard Bank Cup Champions.

As the two teams were going on recess, it was the Nomads leading 2-0.

Come second half, the Nomads continued where they had left in the first half, when Cuthbert Sinetre, Diverson Chilemba and Mike ‘Maloud’ Kaziputa notched their goals each to send Cobbe Barracks packing in the Carlsberg Cup.

The Nomads could have scored more goals, but thanks to Cobbe Barracks custodian who was alert in the dying minute of the game.

However, towards the end of the game, a Cobbe Barracks defender was shown marching orders fter a bad tackle on Victor Mpinganjira, who was carried away on a stretcher.

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