Be Forward Wanderers must exercise caution when facing rivals, Nyasa Big Bullets, this afternoon in the second leg of the Luso TV Bus Ipite Bonanza at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe.
Surely, football is always full of surprises.
Wanderers head into the second leg with a 3-0 advantage and Bullets must score more than three goals to overturn the deficit.
It seems a tall order for Bullets, but in football anything is possible.
For Wanderers, they just need to preserve their three-goal advantage.
Statistics show that Bullets have failed to score more than two goals in five consecutive games.
They have won four consecutive league games by 1-0 margins, a clear indication that they are shy in front of goal.
On the contrary, Wanderers are sharp upfront, netting seven goals in three consecutive games.
Nomads Team Manager, Steve Madeira, was full of confidence in his side.
“The bus is for us to lose. We are not underrating Bullets, but we will continue from where we left in Blantyre. We want to make history and the players are in a good mood,” said Madeira, whose side will be without leading forward Peter Wadabwa due to injury.
In the absence of Wadabwa, two-goal hero, Jafali Chande and Amos Bello are likely to lead Nomads frontline whereas Joseph Kamwendo and Alfred Manyozo will be at the midfield hub.
Despite trailing 3-0, Bullets Assistant Coach, Elia Kananji, is refusing to throw in the towel.
“We will go flat out against Wanderers. They scored three goals so what can stop us scoring three goals? This is football, anything can happen,” Kananji said yesterday.
Muhammad Sulumba and Chiukepo Msowoya carry Bullets’ hopes in this encounter.
On a good day, Dalitso Sailesi, Kondwani Kumwenda and Fischer Kondowe can cause problems to Wanderers.
The overall winner of the two-legged affair will walk away with a 26-seater bus.
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