Jabulani Linje struck a late winner for Mighty Be Forward Wanderers that broke the hearts of his former club Civo United at a packed Civo Stadium in Lilongwe yesterday.
The win saw the Nomads go top of the table for the first time this season with 13 points from five games, just a point ahead of second-placed Mafco FC.
There were just seconds left in regulation time when Linje, who joined the Nomads at the start of the season following the expiry of his contract with Civo, complemented a square pass with a powerful shot from 18 metres to send the blue side of town into ecstasy.
It was a fruitful outing to the Central Region for the Nomads who beat Mafco 2-1 on Saturday at Chitowe in Dwangwa where Linje was named man-of-the-match.
“Time was running out and when the chance came my way, I told myself ‘this is it’, I rifled the ball home.
“Civo will always be part of me, but I am now a Nomad and I had to do the needful. It felt good scoring against my former team,” said Linje after the match.
Civo are still winless from five games, they only have a point.
At Zomba Community Centre ground, the sky fell on Big Bullets when 10-man Red Lions equalised at the stroke of full time through Kumbukani Mwambeni to force a one-all draw.
Bullets took the lead in the 85th minute when Chiukepo Msowoya beat two defenders before releasing a powerful shot that squirmed past helpless Lions goalkeeper Jacob Kaunda.
And just when it appeared the defending champions would go top of the table, Mwambeni struck the equaliser to leave Bullets players and their faithful, stunned.
The Zomba-based soldiers played the better part of the match with 10-men after their captain Chikoti Chirwa was shown the red card for remonstrating against the referee.