Rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers yesterday settled for a one-all draw in a fundraising match for injured Bullets goalkeeper Vincent Gona at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Bullets were the first to score two minutes into the game through Dave Ng’ambi, who struck a a thunderbolt just outside the box.
But Wanderers restored parity in the 23rd minute through Bongani Kaipa. He connected home Mike Kaziputa’s cross which could have been easily dealt with by Bullets’ captain of the day Bashir Maunde.
The second half did not produce a goal.
However, the game failed to live up to its expectation as it lacked the entertainment expected from a Blantyre derby.
“I would say the match was not very entertaining as expected but what is important was that our beloved supporters came in their large numbers to support the team for this noble cause,” said Bullets team manager Billy Tewesa.
His Wanderers counterpart Steve Madeira said they are happy to have been involved in the fundraiser.
The game was meant to raise about K3.6 million for Gona to undergo operation at BeitCure International Hospital in Blantyre. He suffered a hamstring injury during a Carlsberg quarterfinal match between Bullets and Mafco 10 months ago.
Nevertheless, The Nation could not establish how much was realised from the match because counting of gate collections was in progress as we went to press.