Be Forward Wanderers have kept a tight grip on the TNM Super League summit after a convincing 2-0 victory over Mafco at Balaka Stadium yesterday.
The Nomads are now firmly at the top of the table with a six-point gap, piling more pressure on second-placed Silver Strikers. After a goalless first-half, Joseph Kamwendo converted a penalty following a handball in the box.
Veteran striker Esau Kanyenda doubled the lead in added time as the Nomads bagged full crucial points. The Nomads now have 44 points six points adrift of secondplaced Silver who play Dwangwa United at Chitowe Stadium this afternoon.
Wanderers team manager Steve Madeira said the result had given them confidence to win the championship. As the Nomads are edging close to the championship, their rivals Nyasa Big Bullets were held to a goalless draw by Civil Sporting Club.
Bullets, with a strong attacking line that included Fischer Kondowe, Chiukepo Msowoya and Mussa Manyenge, were reduced to creating barely three clear-cut chances.
Bullets remain on third position with 35 points from 18 games. Bullets team manager James Chilapondwa said they will concentrate on this afternoon’s match against Kamuzu Barracks.
“If we can beat Kamuzu Barracks and go back with four points, it will not be a bad trip to Lilongwe at all,” he said.