Nomads, Masters warm up for Caf


Masters Security FC defenders rued their school boy mistakes as they lost 4-0 to Be Forward Wanderers in a friendly match played at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe yesterday.
An overall lack of coordination was the major highlight of the match as the two sides fine-tuned for their respective Confederation of African Football (Caf) assignments.
Though not at their best, Wanderers benefitted from Masters’ poor defending to score their goals.
Peter Wadabwa scored the opener after 35 minutes in the first half before Essau Kanyenda added the second from close range.
Masters’ defender Patience Kalumo miscued the ball straight to Yamikani Chester who beat Chimwemwe Kunkwawa at near post for the third goal.
Substitute Ted Sumani hammered the last nail in Masters’ coffin in stoppage time to hand Wanderers a big victory ahead of their Caf Champions League preliminary round match against AS Vita of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
But the scoreline was not a true reflection of the game as Masters were slightly the better side though they lacked coordination in all departments.
Without Captain Joseph Kamwendo, Wanderers clearly struggled in midfield.
Masters date Petro de Luanda of Angola in the Confederation Cup and have plenty of work to do if they are to make a difference in their maiden continental appearance.
Wanderers Head Coach, Yasin Osman, refused to get carried away with the result.
“We should not be complacent with the result because we have beaten a fellow local team. We will meet tougher opponents and we must continue working hard,” Osman said.
But Masters Head Coach, Abasi Makawa, said despite the defeat, he was impressed with the performance of his charges.
“We played with one striker and we dominated the game. This is the first friendly match for us and from what I have seen, we have a team that will be ready to compete,” Makawa said.
Masters: Chimwemwe Kunkwawa, Patience Kalumo, Kondwani Lufeyo, Ruben Kaunda, Suwedi Limbani, Rafik Mussa, Mphatso Zongololo, Francis Songo, Vincent Nyangulu, Zondiwe Munthali, Sammy Phiri.
Wanderers: Richard Chipuwa, Bongan Kaipa, Harry Nyirenda, Lucky Malata, Francis Mlimbika, Alfred Manyozo Jnr, Rafik Namwera, Dan Kumwenda, Blessings Tembo, Yamikani Chester, Peter Wadabwa.

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