Be Forward Wanderers yesterday extended their lead at the summit of the 16-team TNM Super League to seven points after edging Blue Eagles 1-0 at Balaka Stadium.
The high-flying Nomads now have 28 points from 11 games, having won nine, drawn once and lost once as well.
Precious Msosa struck the lone goal in the eighth minute. A free-kick struck with precision by Joseph Kamwendo caused a goal melee and, like a sneak thief, Msosa ghosted in to provide the final flourish—no panic, no fuss, job done.
Led by their industrious skipper Micium Mhone, the Malawi Police Service (MPS) side had their moments too, but the Nomads rearguard marshalled by Lucky Malata and Foster Namwela, stood firm.
Wanderers had a chance to extend the lead when they were awarded a penalty late into the game after Eagles’ Vitumbiko Kumwenda handled the ball in the box, but Alfred Manyozo Jnr’s spot-kick was kept out by the cops’ ‘keeper John Soko.
Nomads coach Yasin Osman hailed his charges for the hard-fought victory, saying: “It was a highly physical game, but we held on to our nerve. But there is still a long way to go.”
His Eagles counterpart Audilow Makonyola said the Nomads made use of the chance they had.
At Mzuzu Stadium, Moyale Barracks won the Mzuzu derby after edging Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC 1-0 courtesy of Timothy Nyirenda’s spot-kick to go second with 21 points from 11 games.
Silver also moved up to third following a 2-1 win over Red Lions at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe. Herbert Wayekha and Mathews Sibale were on target for Silver whereas Boniface Kaulesi scored for Lions.
The Bankers have 20 points from 10 games. At Chilomoni Stadium in Blantyre, Blantyre United beat PremierBet Wizards 2-0.