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Nomads escape defeat at Dedza

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It might not be the kind of performance Mighty Mukuru Wanderers had hoped for but they came back from two goals down to force a 2-2 draw against Dedza Dynamos Salima Sugar Dedza Stadium Sunday.

The Nomads escaped from the jaws of defeat in the TNM Super League against a resilient Dedza as Miracle Gabeya scored in stoppage time to rescue a point for the Lali Lubani outfit.

Slowly, the Nomads are turning into a comeback team they also did the same recently when they held rivals Nyasa Big Bullets to a 3-3 draw from two goals down as well.

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It was a game of two halves as Dedza dominated the first half.

Clement Nyondo opened the scoring for Dedza after 37 minutes when he received a good pass from Victor Lungu.

Five minutes later, Lungu doubled the lead for the hosts with a powerful shot from Ibrahim Sadik corner kick.

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The two teams went for recess with Dedza having a 2-0 lead.

After the break, Wanderers were a changed side and pressurised the hosts.

Wanderers Coach Alex Ngwira made a triple substitution bringing in Alfred Manyozo Junior, Wisdom Mpinganjira and Muhammad Sulumba for Peter Cholopi, Felix Zulu and Vitumbiko Kumwenda respectively.

The Lali Lubani Road outfit pulled one back through Kumwenda as the substitutions brought some life into Wanderers attack.

But it was Gabeya who got the important equaliser for the Nomads.

It was a painful draw for Dedza, who did everything to win the match but were just unfortunate.

Following the draw, Wanderers are on position six with 34 points from 19 matches, 18 points behind leaders Nyasa Big Bullets, who have played a game more whereas Dedza are eighth with 32 points.

In post-match reaction, Dedza Coach Dan Dzinkambani said his boys lost concentration.

“After we scored two goals, the boys relaxed and we got punished,” Dzinkambani said.

Ngwira had no kind words for referee Alfred Chilinda.

“It was a very tough match but my players were frustrated due to bad officiation,” Ngwira said.

At Kasungu Stadium, Silver Strikers came from behind to beat TN Stars 3-1.

China Chirwa drew first blood for Stars in the first minute of the match but Chawanangwa Kaonga netted a brace with Uchizi Vunga scoring the other goal.

Silver are on position four with 37 points from 21 matches whereas Stars are still stuck in the relegation zone with 12 points from the same number of matches.

Elsewhere, Moyale Barracks defeated Sable Farming 1-0 courtesy of Raphael Phiri’s goal.

The soldiers are on position seven with 32 points from 21 matches whereas Sable are 14th with 15 points from 20 matches.

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