Wanderers, Silver sail through to next round of Malawi Carlsberg Cup

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers broke Max Bullets’ resistance with a potent second-half attacking display to beat lower league side Max Bullets 2-1 and reached the Carlsberg Cup round of 16 after match played at Kalulu Stadium on Wednesday.

 Rafiq Mussa chasing for the ball..Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.

Rafiq Mussa chasing for the ball..Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.
Nomads players celebrating Kaliat's goal...Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Nomads players celebrating Kaliat’s goal…Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Sombre faces at Max Bullets bench with coach Nankhuni in England jersey....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Sombre faces at Max Bullets bench with coach Nankhuni in England jersey….Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Precious Msosa missed golden scoring-opportunity...Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere
Precious Msosa missed golden scoring-opportunity…Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere
Chikondi Mpulula clearing the ball...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.
Chikondi Mpulula clearing the ball…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.
Max Bullets players  after the game...Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Max Bullets players after the game…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Wanderers managed to find a breakthrough early in the game through Isaac Kaliati who headed home a Mike Kaziputa corner.

In the 40th minute, Mike Kaziputa released Kaunda, who sent Max Bullets keeper one way and then the other, only to lash his shot into the side-netting, while on the other side Peter Munthali saved a snapshot from Clement Ng’ombe.

Despite taking control of the proceeding, the Max Bullets players managed to keep the blues at bay and match went on recess at 1-0.

Wanderers maintained their tactical game in the second half as they kept piling more pressure on their opponents and this paid off when Isaac Kaliati worked himself a decent opportunity by rounding off two Bullets players before planting the ball into the net.

The Nomads keeper was brilliant in goals, as he denied Max Bullets too many scoring opportunities.

It was turning into a bravura performance by the former Chikwawa United keeper, who denied Chikondi Mpulula another scoring opportunity in the 56th minute, when his shot kissed the bar.

Munthali also repelled efforts from Mayeso Mphanje and Mpulula either side of a razor-sharp double-save that left Mphanje   with his head in his hands.

Max Bullets reduced the arrears five minutes before full regulation time through Chiyembekezo Thabo, but they could not force the Nomads into penalties.

Wanderers side had Precious Msosa partnered Mapopa Kaunda upfront, while Mike Kaziputa and Sparrow Msowoya operated from the wings.

On the midfield, the Nomads featured Isaac Kaliati, Jacob Ngwira and Rafiq Mussa, who was probably man of the match.

In defence, Kananji opted for three defenders by leaving the mantle to form a concrete wall in the hands of Enock Likoswe, Francis Mlimbika and Stanley Sanudi.

“The youngsters pushed us all the way, In Cup games any team is a difficult opponent,” Wanderers coach Elia Kananji said after the match.

“Credit should go to my players for being resolute and having good mentality to win the match,” he added.

Max Bullets coach Aubrey Nankhuni said he was encouraged by his players performance against Super League title contenders.

“They did played their hearts out. It was not an easy win for Wanderers but am really impressed with my boys for an encouraging performance,” said Nankhuni.

Elesewhere, a lower league team Support Battalion produced a giant killing performance when they booted out Super League side Mzuni FC 3-2 through post-match penalties to book a ticket to face United.

Ndirande Icons showed Super League out-fit Airborne Rangers an exit door after a 3-4 penalties

Dedza Young Soccer also booked a place into the round of 16 after eliminating Karonga United 2-0 and will face Azam Tigers.

Silver Reserve beat Epac FC 3-1 to book a place against defending champions and TNM Super League leaders Big Bullets FC.

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Mulohmwe wa kwa Mendulo
Mulohmwe wa kwa Mendulo
6 years ago

usova neighbour Nyerere ndi Nyerere!!!!!!!!!! Chaka chake ndi chino uganyula bule chaka chino neighbour kkkkkkkkkkkk

Hon Limani Mdallah Obia

Zimpweteke ndani,osawina ya dzana ija bwa????????ngati muli madoloo,,,,,,

6 years ago

Zikatha mbewa anona ndi swiswiri tiwayamikirebe,

6 years ago

Mofaya noma!!!

chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa
chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa
6 years ago

Ma NOMA be forward ever, you must win all games remaining in the first round and turn the tables. MA NOMA WOYEEEEEE!

martin gonda
martin gonda
6 years ago

Nyerere ndi nyerere basi Ana achepa awa

6 years ago

Max Bullets imatero kulalata kuti ife ma noma tisamete msanga, kani mumafuna madzamete ndinu. Mtima umemewu musausiye. Noma woyeeee.

quincy majawa
6 years ago

Mbewu yogwera kupindura

phiri waphiri
6 years ago


6 years ago

wakwiya ndi mfiti!!!!!!!!!!!

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