Fallen giants Be Forward Wanderers’ struggles in the TNM Super League worsened on Saturday when they slumped to their seventh TNM Super League defeat of an increasingly hopeless season.
The defeat comes days after the Nomads camp was thrown into turmoil following a string of poor results which led to a section of the zonal supporters committee members dissolving both the executive and main supporters committees, a move that was thwarted by the club’s trustees.
Mathews Sibale struck the winner for the Bankers in the 20th minute.
Despite the win, Silver are still on third position with 42 points from 25 games—a point short of second-placed Mafco—who have a two-game cushion while Wanderers are still seventh with 32 points from 23 games.
The hosts dominated play for most durations of the game as they controlled the midfield through industrious Ndaziona Chatsalira and Lazarus Nyemera.
Wanderers coach Elia Kananji said his team lost the game in the first-half after a lapse in concentration.
“It was a painful loss, but we have ourselves to blame. We took the game casually in the first-half. We came back in the game in the second-half but, it was too late, “ said Kananji in a post-match brief.
Silver assistant coach Lovemore Fazili gave credit to his players for playing their hearts out.
“They played with concentration and dedication. We deserved to win this game, “ said Fazili.
Nomads face Epac FC this afternoon at Civo Stadium in another potentially tough encounter.
At Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, Fisd Wizards thumped fellow rookies Dedza Young Soccer 3-0 as the battle against relegation intensified.
Despite the win, Wizards still anchor the table with 21 points from 24 games.
Wizards led 2-0 at half-time through a double from Mike Mkwate before Godfrey Masonda added the third in the second-half to put the game beyond Dedza’s reach.
Dedza’s coach Milias Jegwe Pofera and his backroom staff were given marching orders by the referee following a verbal confrontation with the match officials.
Pofera was also stopped from offering half-time pep-talk to his team.
Wizards’ technical director Peter Mponda said they will keep on fighting until the last gasp.
“We still have 12 points to fight for and anything can happen, we will fight to the very end and see where it will take us to,” said Mponda.
The match between Blue Eagles and Red Lions at Balaka Stadium had to be abandoned in the 52nd minute following a downpour. At the time of the abandonment, the cops led 2-1, but Super League of Malawi (Sulom) general secretary Williams Banda hinted that the match is most likely to be replayed as it did not mature.
Airborne Rangers lost 1-2 to Mzuni at home in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota.
Following the win, Mzuni have moved two places up from 13 to 11th with 26 points from 24 games. n