Nomads catch up with leaders Lions, BB held


Be Forward Wanderers yesterday caught up with TNM Super League leaders Red Lions after thumping Mafco FC 3-0 at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.

The Nomads and the Lions are tied on 12 points, but the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) outfit still sit at the summit of the 16-team log table courtesy of a superior goal difference.

Unlike on Saturday when they struggled to edge Dwangwa United 1-0 in Nkhotakota, the Nomads were on song yesterday with gifted midfielder Yamikani Chester leading their orchestra.

Nomads celebrating their victory on Saturday

They drew first blood in the seventh minute through defender Lucky Malata who swung upfield to head home a corner-kick by Joseph Kamwendo.

After that goal, Mafco reorganised themselves and played with renewed purpose, but they were horribly and repeatedly fragile at the back which led to the Nomads claiming the second goal in the 35th minute when Yamikani Chester beautifully set  Kamwendo to beat goalkeeper Frank Kasiyamo

Chester killed off the game in the 55th minute when he scored the third to maintain the Nomads’ 100 percent record in the top-flight league.

In a post-match interview, Wanderers coach Yasin ‘Titch’ Osman said they were happy to return to Blantyre with maximum points while his Mafco counterpart Temwa Msuku accepted defeat, saying the Nomads were a better side.

While the Nomads were celebrating their fruitful outing to the Central Region, their rivals Nyasa Big Bullets were singing blues after returning with just a single point. After going down 1-0 to Blue Eagles on Saturday, the People’s Team was held to a goalless draw by rookies Masters Security at Dedza Stadium.

Bullets are still third with 11 points from seven games.

At Mzuzu Stadium, Silver Strikers and Moyale Barracks also played out a goalless draw. Moyale are sixth with 10 points from six games while Silver are seventh with nine points from five games. n

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