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TNM Super League leaders, Be Forward Wanderers, have some breathing space at the summit of the log table after making the most of Silver Strikers’ slip-up to go three points clear Sunday.

Wanderers, chasing their first league title in 10 years, squeezed Blantyre United further down into the relegation hole, beating them 2-0 at Chilomoni Stadium in Blantyre, courtesy of Esau Kanyenda and Harry Nyirenda’s second-half goals.

The Nomads took their tally to 41 points from 17 games, having played a game less than Silver, who have 38 points.

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After a goal-less first-half, Kanyenda scored with a header after connecting a corner-kick from Joseph Kamwendo in the 65th minute.

Some eight minutes later, Kamwendo created the second goal from yet another corner-kick, which defender Nyirenda headed into the net.

The goal came after Wanderers Coach, Yasin Osman, had substituted central midfielder Ernest Tambe for winger Felix Zulu. Eventually, Precious Msosa joined Kanyenda upfront after replacing Khumbo Ng’ambi.

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United Coach, McDonald Mtetemera, substituted Jiddy Mbandambanda for Sparrow

 

Msowoya but, by that time, the Nomads were unstoppable.

In a post-match interview, Osman was the happier of the two coaches.

“We struggled in the first-half, but we had to change formation to 4-3-3 and we got the goals.

“The battle is still on, especially when your counterparts are playing somewhere and you do not know their performance. It is important for us to get maximum points,” Osman said.

As Wanderers celebrated in Blantyre, Silver were left scratching their heads after playing out to a 1-1 draw against hosts, Masters Security FC, who scored late through Francis Mkonda to cancel out Matthews Sibale’s opener for the visitors.

After the game, Silver Team Manager, Francis Songo, was disappointed with the dropped points whereas Masters Assistant Coach, Jabil Maliro, was naturally relieved.

Songo sai d : “We l o s t concentration towards the end of the game. We are making life difficult for ourselves because we have made too many draws.”

Elsewhere, Mphatso Philemon scored the only goal as hosts Blue Eagles moved to fourth place on the log table with 31 points from 18 games after beating Mafco 1-0.

Still in Lilongwe, Mzuni stunned defending champions Kamuzu Barracks 2-0 to leave the soldiers on 10th position with 22 points. Mzuni jumped to ninth place with 23 points from 18 games.

At Mulanje Park Stadium, Premier Bet Wizards suffered their third consecutive league defeat after going down 1-0 to Dwangwa United, who scored through Jack Chiona.

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