Bob Mpinganjira looks for momentum
BY YOHANE SYMON:
Be Forward Wanderers Coach, Bob Mpinganjira, has said he is happy that the team has returned to winning ways after a period of bad results.
“We hope to keep on winning games so as to keep up with the pace [with other teams] at the top of the [TNM Super League] log table,” Mpinganj i ra said on Saturday.
He said this after Wanderers beat stubborn Nchalo United 2-0 at Mangochi Stadium.
Wanderers have 17 points, seven points behind leaders Silver Strikers who have played two more games.
Against Nchalo, Wanderers played with three defenders—Peter Cholopi, Lucky Malata and Francis Mulimbika while Stanley Sanudi, Joseph Kamwendo, Alfred Manyozo and Yamikani Chester were entrusted with supplying balls to Esau Kanyenda and Isaac Kaliati upfront.
The game started on a high with both teams pressing each other.
However, a simple switch off by Nchalo defenders gifted the Nomads a goal when Kaliati pounced on Kamwendo’s free kick to head home the Nomads’ opener in the fourth minute.
Despite conceding, Nchalo took the game to the Nomads, creating more scoring opportunities.
However, the Lower Shire side’s finishing was poor, with former Nomads attacker Cuthbert Sinetre being the main culprit.
The Nomads’ second goal came in the 70th minute with Peter Wadabwa’s first touch after he replaced Sanudi.
He headed home a cross from probable man-of-the-match Kaliati, who beat an offside trap to cross the ball into Nchalo’s danger zone.
Eventually, Kanyenda had a goal-bound shot cleared off the line in the 86th minute.
After the game, Nchalo interim Coach, MacDonald Yobe, said they lost the game due to inexperience.
“We played well but we were unlucky not to score. We are targeting winning a minimum of two more games in the first-round so that we can start the second-round on a good note and remain in the league,” Yobe said.
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