Wanderers set up tie with Mafco: Malawi Carlsberg Cup

Mighty Wanderers 2-1 win over Chikwawa United puts them into a Carlsberg Cup quarter-final against Mafco to be played at Balaka stadium on Wednesday.

Nomads players celebrating a goal. -Photo by Elijah Phimbi, Nyasa Times
Nomads players celebrating a goal. -Photo by Elijah Phimbi, Nyasa Times
Nomads ladies in all blue....Photo Jeromy Kadewere.
Nomads ladies in all blue….Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Wanderers has come from behind to secure victory last Sunday after a scare from the Shire Valley side who scored in the 30th minute through Lanken Mwale.

In the second half Wanderers coach Gerald Phiri Snr made a tactical change resting Innocent Dzimbiri and Edward Chilalika and brought in Victor Mpinganjira and Kondwani Kumwenda.

The change started yielding results as the two players made produced some quick shots at Chikwawa goals testing the Chikwawa United keeper Peter Munthali.

Mpinganjira equalised in the 68th minute, to give Nomads a lifeline.

Four minutes later, Cuthbert Sinetre claimed the winner after Mpinganjira had done the spade work on the right-flank

Wanderers coach Gerald Phiri said his charges could have paid a big price for underrating the Super League rookies.

“They gave us some trouble in the first half but we were more composed in the second. We pressed them and got the rewards and overall we were very professional again,” he said.

Chikwawa United coach Thom Nkolongo said blamed the loss on lack of concentration and inexperience of his players.

“The players lacked concentration in the second half as a result of inexperience and we always came second on the ball. We also defended so much deeply to protect our lead but it never worked for us as” Nkolongo told Nyasa Times after the game.

Mighty Wanderers will face Salima based soldiers Mafco F.C who are in top form in the quarter finals of the 2014 Carlsberg Cup.

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