Be Forward Wanderers have brushed off suggestions that the battle for the TNM Super League championship is over after leaders Nyasa Big Bullets collected maximum points from their last two away games against Lilongwe giants.
The Nomads, who were hoping that Bullets would slip up in the away matches against Silver Strikers and Civil Sporting Club, kept the pressure on the leaders after struggling to beat Mighty Tigers 1-0 at Kamuzu Stadium on Wednesday.
After the match, coach Bob Mpinganjira said they will keep the pressure on Bullets by winning all their remaining matches.
“As I have already said, we will work very hard up to the last game. So, whatever happens, we are focusing on our games.
“The league is still open and we are very hopeful that if we do well in our games, anything can happen. Every game we play is like a final. We told the players to take every game seriously,” he said.
A point separates Bullets and Wanderers as the Nomads wrap up the season with two away games to TN Stars of Kasungu this Sunday and Mlatho Mponela on December 22, the last day of the 2019 season.
Bullets head back to their base Kamuzu Stadium, where they will await Moyale Barracks this Sunday and TN Stars on the last day of the season.
Ironically, Bullets have never lost at their Kamuzu Stadium backyard. Their only two losses to Blue Eagles and Kamuzu Barracks were away games.
The Nomads have lost twice at home and once away. They lost in both home and away games to Blue Eagles and at home against Moyale Barracks.
On Wednesday, Bullets had to sweat for the maximum points thanks to substitute Chiukepo Msowoya’s late strike.
With two minutes remaining, Msowoya headed in at the near [post from a Hassan Kajoke searching cross.
Bullets coach Callisto Pasuwa said the six points from the Capital City would prove decisive in the battle for the championship.
“I am glad that we have collected maximum points. These were very intense games. But the battle is indeed not over. We just have to win our remaining games and defend the title,” he said.