Be Forward Wanderers yesterday got a timely boost ahead of this afternoon’s match against Nyasa Big Bullets in a Blantyre derby.
They have received sponsorship from Safintra Malawi to meet all their costs for the match.
The Nomads host the People’s Team at Kamuzu Stadium this afternoon in the TNM Super League.
Among others, Safintra are paying for the team’s camping at Malawi University of Science and Technology in Thyolo and have also given them a new set of unifom worth about K1.5 million.
Nomads chairperson Chancy Gondwe said Safintra’s gesture is a timely motivation ahead of the derby
“We are grateful to Safintra as this could be the first step in forging a long-term partnership and we’ll try to reward them with a win,” he said.
Ironically, the People’s Team also went into camp within the commercial city and their chief administration officer Albert Chigoga scorned at the Nomads’ choice to camp outside Blantyre, saying: “We feel pity that they had to cover such a long distance to prepare for the match, but when you consider that they don’t remember when they last won a derby in the league, you understand their desperation.
“Anyway, they will find us here [in Blantyre]. We see no reason to camp outside Blantyre when the odds are in our favour.”
On the Nomads’ new kit, Chigoga said: “Is it part of the magic to break the jinx? Uniforms do not win games. Good luck to them.”
Reacting to Chigoga’s slag, the Nomads’ boss said: “We know all their tactics. We are deploying all our artillery for tomorrow’s [today] game.
“We are not the oldest club in the country for nothing. We will show them that football in this country started at Lali Lubani and nowhere else.”
The last time the Nomads beat Bullets in the league was in 2012. Last season, the two teams settled for goalless draws.
Meanwhile, Super League of Malawi has said charges for the derby will be K15 000 VIP; K10 000 covered stands; K8 000 MBC stand and K5 000 open stands.