Be Forward Wanderers yesterday plucked their third TNM Super League win after beating MTV Max Bullets 2-0 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Jimmy Zakazaka and Jaffali Chande, who has returned from a month-long compassionate leave, gave the Nomads their deserved victory, which saw them displace their rivals and defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets from 10th place in the 16-team league.
Nomads, who also have five draws and a loss on their card, have moved three places up the ladder and have 14 points while Bullets have 13 points from eight games.
It was Max’s eighth loss in 12 games and they are still stuck at the bottom of the table with four points earned from draws. They are yet to register a win.
Zakazaka headed home Wanderers’ first goal in the 45th minute. He stabbed the ball from a rebound after Amos Bello’s initial effort hit the cross-bar, leaving Max Bullets goalkeeper Sipho Macheso sprawling helplessly on the ground.
Chande, who was making his first appearance for Nomads in four weeks following a ‘mysterious’ illness, added more salt to Max Bullets’ injury with a thunderbolt two minutes after substituting Zakazaka in the 59th minute. He lurched onto Amos Bello’s diagonal pass few metres away from the box.
“I thank my players for working together as a team. We are happy that we are now closing in on our opponents. Our focus is Sunday’s game against Azam Tigers,” said Wanderers head coach Eddie Ng’onamo in a post-match interview.
His Max Bullets counterpart Trevor Majawa said: “It is not yet over for us. We will go back to the drawing board to work on how we can earn maximum points in our next games so as to get our first league victory.” n