Be Forward Wanderers on Monday failed to banish their performance demons in the 2016 TNM Super League after plucking their fifth draw in seven games as they tied 2-2 with Moyale Barracks at Mzuzu Stadium.
This means the Nomads are returning to their Blantyre base with two points from the Northern Region as they also settled for a goalless draw against rookies Karonga United at the same venue the previous day.
On Monday, Nomads appeared to be on their way to victory when they led 2-0 in an hour but they conceded two goals in the last 30 minutes of the match. And their most painful moment came in added time when Kuda Muyawa scored Moyale’s equaliser from the penalty spot after he was fouled in the box.
Isaac Kaliati opened the score sheet for the Nomads in the very first minute of the match for the first half to end 1-0 in favour of the Nomads. Peter Wadabwa added Wanderers’ second goal in the 52nd minute before Lloyd Njaliwa notched Moyale’s first goal.
The Nomads have not registered a win since they beat Silver Strikers 2-1 as the league kicked off in April. In their last six league matches, they have drawn five times and lost once.
With the latest draw, Wanderers have moved one place up from 10th to ninth on the 16-team log table with eight points while Moyale are stuck on sixth place with 11 points. On their card, Moyale have three wins, two losses and two draws.
Wanderers team manager Steve Madeira said it was very disappointing to return from the North with only two points from a possible six points.
He said after the match: “We are going through a bad patch and it is disappointing that we are returning to Blantyre with only two points. Nevertheless, that is football; once you turn the corner and start winning, things get back to normal.”
Moyale coach Collins Nkuna said he was satisfied with the result as it was a very tough game.
Blue Eagles top the table with 18 points from seven games followed by Mafco who have 14 points.
Silver Strikers and reigning champions Nyasa Big Bullets are third and fourth with 13 and 12 points respectively. But the People’s Team has a game in hand. n