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Nomads secure hard fought win over determined Dwangwa

Written by  Arkangel Tembo
Kamwendo (centre) celebrating his goal with colleagues - Pic by Arkangel Tembo Kamwendo (centre) celebrating his goal with colleagues - Pic by Arkangel Tembo

Blantyre, December 4, 2017: Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Sunday secured a hard fought 3- 2 win over determined, Dwangwa United in the second round of TNM Super League played at Balaka Stadium on Sunday.

The victory takes the Nomads to 62 points from 27 games and they are still maintaining the first position while Nyasa Big Bullets, who beat Mafco 2-1 at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, are 61 points from 28 games.

League leaders, Wanderers have an added advantage because they have a game in hand over their rivals.

They have three assignments against Mzuni FC at Civo stadium, Masters Security Services and Red Lions at Balaka Stadium while Bullets have only two assignments against Dwangwa United a way and Masters Security at home.

Barely two minutes into the game, Dwangwa goalkeeper, Philimon Barnet called into action when denied Wanderers winger, Isaac Kaliati’s attempt.

Dwangwa broke the deadlock in the 8th minute when Hassani Upindi scored after Nenani Juwayo’s had fumbled a shot before he planted home for an opener.

A few minutes later, Kaliati set up his Wanderers speedy teammate Jaffali Chande whose effort was brilliantly saved by Dwangwa keeper, Barnet.

However, a good move involving Stanley Sanudi and Kaliati ended to Chande who planted home to level the scores.

Nomads breathed fire as Kaliati scored the second before Kamwendo’s third goal to matters to rest.
The Chitowe Boys who looked organized and calm scored their second goal on the dot of half time through the same prolific Upindi.

Come second half, Dwangwa enjoying full control of the game until the Nomads made three  changes by introducing Yamikani Chester, Peter Wadabwa and Ted Sumani for Kaliati, Wongani Kaipa and Esau Kanyenda.

The introduction of Chester made the Nomads to pile more pressure on Dwangwa especially in the 68th minute as he rattled the upright from long range effort.

Dwangwa keeper continued to keep his team in the game as he made a good save to deny Chande in the 74th minute.

Jack Chiona had a chance to level the scores in the 80th minute but his effort was easily saved by Juwayo.

The lethal forward Chiona who was a thorn in the Nomads’ defence on several occasions missed a lot of scoring opportunities as he lacked composure inside the box.

Dwangwa searched for a late equalizer but Wanderers stood firm at their back and they managed to hold them.

As it stands, Wanderers only need six points in their three remaining fixtures to be crowned champions because their maximum points stand at 71 while the maximum points that Nyasa Big Bullets can collect is 67.


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