Riding on a remarkable wave of form, Mighty Wanderers went, saw and conquered Lilongwe City pride Silver Strikers by one goal to nil in a TNM Super League match at Silver Stadium yesterday.
As the Nomads exploded into party mood after Mike Kaziputa’s solitary strike which put his team on sixth place, Wanderers’ rivals Big Bullets endured a frustrating goalless draw against Mafco at Kamuzu Stadium.
Blocked shots, occasional misplaced passes, heavy first touch, good runs but a bad final ball—was all Bullets talisman Gabadinho Mhango could offer on his unsuccessful return after almost a month in South Africa for trials.
Captain Fischer Kondowe seemed to have inspired the hosts when he unleashed a power-packed bullet, but Lawson Chilewe sent his shot wide from the rebound deep in the opening half.
Bullets discovered during the chilly afternoon that beating Mafco’s clever goalkeeper Jailosi Kapalamula was an impossible task.
During the match, the 2013 Presidential Cup kings from Salima did not allow Bullets the sight of the goal; they sat back and never committed themselves forward, but waited to punish the hosts on the counterattack.
Man-of-the-match Kalisto Kalinda tormented Bullets wide on the right, at times troubling ex-Mafco custodian Owen Chaima in Bullets goals.
Bullets coach Eddington Ng’onamo could only be contented with a point for his charges.
“We created enough chances, but we did not shoot the entire game. We took four shots which was not enough. It was simply not our day. Anyway, a point is better than a loss,” Ng’onamo said in a post-match interview.