All eyes were on Jafali Chande Tuesday, and the midfielder-cum-striker did not disappoint as he spearheaded Be Forward Wanderers’ comeback against Cobbe Barracks during a Presidential Cup tie at Kamuzu Stadium.
With desperation sweeping across Wanderers faithful and the scores at 1-1, Nomads Coach, Jack Chamangwana, turned to the former Nyasa Big Bullets player to provide inspiration.
After replacing left-back Ted Sumani in a tactical switch, Chande showcased his prowess with his third touch when he jumped to head a Stanley Sanudi’s cross into the net in the 61st minute to restore Nomads’ lead.
It was a goal that Wanderers were looking for after struggling to score as the Zomba soldiers threatened to snatch an unlikely victory.
Barely a minute into the game, Nomads opened the scoring through striker Peter Wadabwa’s neat finish, only for Cobbe to deservedly equalize in the 17th minute through Fanuel Fukizi’s brilliant individual solo effort.
Realising danger, Wanderers substituted struggling Nigeria import striker, Amos Bello, for at tacking midfielder Jabulani Linje with Chande also introduced for him to eventually score.
Wanderers extended the lead in the 80th minute when Wadabwa scored his second and Wanderers third after rounding off Cobbe goalkeeper, Maneno Masovo.
In other games, Max Bullets beat Mwanza Madrid 3-0 while Dwangwa United humbled Lake Valley 4-0. Moyale have booted out Fish Eagles.
The Presidential Cup battle continues this afternoon with Nyasa Big Bullets dating Sable Farming at Kamuzu Stadium.
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