Mighty Wanderers Supporters’ Committee adviser Anthony Nyasulu on Saturday indirectly mocked their rivals Big Bullets for failing to win Saturday’s match despite that most of their players were part of the squad that was in camp with the national team.
The Nomads came from behind to hold Bullets one-all in a Beitcure Charity match at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Said Nyasulu who was the Nomads’ team manager for the match: “Considering the fact that we only trained for a couple of days while our friends were in camp for two weeks preparing for Nambia, we did well.
“The other thing is that most of our players have left for Mozambique. So, I think we tried our best.”
Bullets had seven players in the initial Flames squad that was called up by caretaker coach Eddington Ng’onamo.
Asked if he implied that BB dominated the Flames squad, Nyasulu said: “precisely, because they had about seven players plus their coach while we had only one if not two players (Foster Namwela and Richard Chipuwa).”
However, Ng’onamo, who also coaches Bullets, dismissed suggestions that he favoured his team’s players in the Flames selection.
“The selection was done purely on merit and that’s why some of BB players such as Sankhani Mkandawire and George Nyirenda did not make the final squad,” he said.
In Saturday’s match, Chimango Kayira gave the Bullets the lead before Anthony Banda equalised for the Nomads.
The teams were selected and coached by the supporters in a game dubbed ‘Be the Coach Football Challenge’.
Organising committee chairperson Sam Chiwaka said they were satisfied with the turnout.
“The response was overwhelming,” said Chiwaka.