They are truly wandering forward.Be Forward Wanderers yesterday extended their lead at the summit of the 16-team TNM Super League by three points after beating a spirited Blantyre United 2-0 at Chilomoni Stadium in Blantyre.
The Nomads have 41 points from 16 games—three above second-placed Silver Strikers who were held to a one-all draw by rookies Masters Security at Dedza Stadium.
The Lali Lubani Road outfit also has a one game cushion.
It was not a stroll in the park for the Nomads who were matched in every department by an enterprising and physical United side in the first half.
And precisely the pep talk delivered by their coach Yasin ‘Titch’ Osman at halftime buoyed the Nomads and, suddenly, there was a renewed purpose in their play as United laboured fruitlessly.
Even without a number of key players such as Stanley Sanudi, Isaac ‘Tcheya’ Kaliati, Yamikani Chester, Peter Wadabwa and Jaffalie Chande, the Nomads were on song.
The Nomads drew first blood in the 60th minute. Veteran forward Esau Kanyenda once again proved that ‘age ain’t nothing but a number’. The former Europe-based forward rose on the blind side and, for a moment floated in the air, his gaze fixed on the ball. Then in a flash, he planted the ball home to ignite cheers from nyerere.
The Nomads claimed the second goal in the 75th minute.
Kamwendo was again the architect—albeit in similar circumstances—when his well-curled free-kick was headed home by Harry Nyirenda.
It was game over!
In a post-match interview, Osman described the win as crucial.
“We knew Blantyre United would came hard on us.
“We had to change our approach in the second half and it paid,” he said
At Dedza Stadium, Mathews Sibale put Silver ahead in the 53rd minute from a set-piece but Masters drew level late into the game through Francis Mkonda.
In other games, Moyale Barracks beat Chitipa United 3-2 at Mzuzu Stadium, champions Kamuzu Barracks suffered a 0-2 home loss to Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC while Dwangwa United inflicted more misery on PremierBet Wizards with a 1-0 win. n