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Khumbo Ng’ambi in Golden Boot race

From nowhere, forward Khumbo Ng’ambi has entered the Golden Boot Award race in the Airtel Top 8 Cup after grabbing a hat-trick as Be Forward Wanderers beat Moyale Barracks 3-2 at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe on Saturday.

After being reduced to a bench-warmer in most games since he joined Wanderers in 2015, Ngámbi was handed a starting role due to the absence of injured strikers Peter Wadabwa, Jafali Chande, Ishmael Thindwa and Amos Bello.

Ngámbi, who was named man of the match, is just a goal above closest contenders, Manase Chiyesa and Ndaona Ndaisi of Kamuzu Barracks, who are out of the race.

In a post-match reaction, Wanderers Head Coach, Yasin Osman, praised the former under-20 forward for displaying a solid performance.

“He is still young and he has some work to do. I am really happy for him because he got his chance to play and he grabbed the opportunity with both hands,” Osman said.

The Golden Boot accolade attracts K200, 000 prize money, courtesy of Airtel Malawi.

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