Nomads invade the North
After recording their first TNM Super League second round victory last weekend, Be Forward Wanderers have travelled up North to face Mzuni and Moyale Barracks while seek to continue with the revival.
Wanderers rose to eighth on 30 points from 19 games after ending a torrid run of three defeats and a draw, with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over 10-man Mafco at Kamuzu Stadium last Saturday.
The Carlsberg Cup champions, who beat Mzuni 2-1 and drew 1-1 with Moyale in the first round, have won eight matches, drawn six times and lost five times this season.
This afternoon, Wanderers begin their Northern Region duty with a tricky fixture against strugglers Mzuni at Mzuzu Stadium, then Moyale tomorrow at the same venue.
Wanderers coach, Elia Kananji, said his side was aiming at all six points from the two assignments to make a major leap on the standings.
“We are on a bad position on the log table. The poor start made it hard for us to move closer to the top positions. We want to get all the six points so that we should, at least, get into the top-five this weekend,” he said.
Kananji’s mission has been boosted by the return to fitness of vice-captain, Francis Mlimbika, but Mapopa Kaunda, Ishmael Thindwa and Rafik Mussa remain injured. Mike Kaziputa is also Wanderer’s reliable players.
“We have good depth in the team. There is enough cover for the unavailable players. We are ready to show that we are back in business,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mzuni have been buoyed by the arrival during the week of former Flames coach Kinnah Phiri as technical advisor for the rookies.
Mzuni have this season registered five wins, five draws and 12 losses from 22 matches while lying 12th on the standings, just a point clear of the relegation zone.
The club’s chairperson, Albert Harawa, said the arrival of Phiri has increased their belief of survival in the elite League.
“He is a top coach with vast experienced. We are sure his contribution will give us the ability to beat relegation this season,” he said.
On the other hand, Moyale would be looking for victory over the Nomads tomorrow to have a brighter moment in what has been a murky season.
Moyale, who were runners-up last year, are currently on position nine with 28 points from 23 matches.
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