Down to the wire

One point separates top 3 teams as Nomads inch closer

Bob Mpinganjira

The fight for the TNM Super League title has gone down to the wire, with Mighty Wanderers inching closer to second-placed Silver Strikers and leaders Nyasa Big Bullets.

The development follows Wanderers’ 2-0 win over Ekwendeni Hammers Thursday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

The win saw the Nomads strengthening their credentials as title contenders, having cruised to 54 points from 28 matches.


Bullets lead with 56 points while Silver have 55. The three teams have two matches each to wrap up the season.

The Nomads went into the match in high spirits after the 1-0 victory over bitter rivals Bullets on Sunday at the same venue.

However, it was Ekwendeni that started as the better side, with captain Eneya Banda firing two shots on target which Nomads and Malawi National Football Team goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa dealt with.


Wanderers realised that they were living dangerously and brought back their A game.

What followed thereafter was a balanced affair as the action swung from one end to the other, keeping goalkeepers from both sides busy.

Wanderers held on to the slender lead until half time.

Both sides made several substitutions in the second half as they tried to push for goals but it was Wanderers that managed to find one with three minutes to full time.

It was Peter Wadabwa who turned the match into a no, contest after connecting home Stanley Sanudi’s cross.

Ekwendeni Coach Etson Kadenge-Mwafulirwa said he was satisfied with his charges’ performance despite the loss.

“I brought a team full of under-20 players and they have proved that we can count on them next year. We came to enjoy ourselves in our debut Super League season and we are happy.

“We have two games to go and we will do our best to collect maximum points. Our target is to finish in the top six,” Kadenge-Mwafulirwa said.

Wanderers Coach Bob Mpinganjira said their goal is to continue winning matches with the hope that their rivals will drop points.

“It is good that results continue to work in our favour. We are in a tight contest with our rivals and we just need to continue working hard. This is football and anything can happen,” Mpinganjira said.

Ekwendeni remain 10th on the table with 38 points from 28 matches.

In another game played yesterday, TN Stars cruised to position six with 43 points after edging Red Lions 2-1.

Alfred Chizinga netted both goals for TN, with Brown Gondwe scoring Lions’ consolation.

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