Mighty Wanderers had no qualms settling for a 0-0 draw with 10-man Epac at the Civo Stadium in Lilongwe on Saturday to remain on a precarious ninth place in the TNM Super League place.
Epac are 11th with 27 points from 25 games as of yesterday.
The loss to Silver, which is the Nomads’ 11th defeat of the season, came through an 89th minute Sam Gunda strike.
In the Saturday encounter, which was a tightly contested second-round game of few openings, it was goalkeepers Bester Phiri for Wanderers and the hosts’ Owen Chaima who kept things tight. Chaima was voted man of the- match.
Chaima tipped several Wanderers efforts over the bar. In the second half, he rushed to narrow the angle and block a good shot by Sparrow Msowoya who eventually paved the way for Elia Munthali.
The match ended with some drama as Epac’s Kelvin Thoko deservedly got marching orders for bundling to the floor and kicking Mike Kaziputa who received a yellow card for charging at his assailant.
Wanderers’ technical director Yasin Osman and coach Kannock Munde, who were missing the services of top scorer Jacob Ngwira and Bongani Kaipa through injury, took turns on the touchline cajoling the Nomads to step up the gear.
“A draw is a fair result; I cannot complain. We look forward to tomorrow’s game,” Munde said in a post-match interview. His counterpart Audilow Makonyoma had issues with officiation.