One to go!
BB, Nomads title chase to the wire
Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers registered victories in their respective matches yesterday to take the TNM Super League title race down to the wire.
Bullets earned a hard fought 1-0 victory over Moyale Barracks at Kamuzu Stadium whereas Wanderers also laboured to a 2-1 victory away to TN Stars at Kasungu Ground yesterday.
As it stands, the title race is for Bullets to lose in the last game of the season as they maintained one point advantage over Wanderers heading into the last game of the season.
Bullets host TN Stars at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre whereas Wanderers will face Mlatho Mponela at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
Surely, it has been an exciting title race this season as the two Blantyre giants have been neck to neck in the second round.
Substitute, Chiukepo Msowoya was the hero once again when he scored the vital goal in the 67th minute just four days after his goal also secured maximum points in a 1-0 victory over Civil Sporting Club.
But Hassan Kajoke saw his penalty saved by Moyale goalkeeper.
With one game to go, Bullets have 67 points followed by Wanderers on 66 points.
At Kasungu Stadium, Vincent Nyangulu, and Felix Zulu scored a goal in each half to ensure maximum points for the Nomads.
Nyangulu scored the opener for Wanderers when he connected a Stanley Sanudi cross before a well taken goal from Zulu 12 minutes into the second half.
It was Nyangulu’s fourth consecutive goal for the Lali Lubani outfit but Laurent Banda scored the consolation goal for hosts.
After the game, Wanderers Coach, Bob Mpinganjira, said his side would not concede defeat in the title race until the last game of the season.
“We played a very difficult match against Stars but it is good to collect maximum points. This is football, anything can happen and we must win the last game,” he said.
But Stars Team Manager, Ken Mtuwa, said his troops conceded silly goals.
“We gave Wanderers too much respect and we allowed them to score two goals,” he said.
Meanwhile, relegation list was completed yesterday as Dwangwa United were relegated from the top flight league having lost 2-0 to Karonga United at Karonga Stadium.
Dwangwa’s exit summed a disappointing campaign for Central Region Football Association (CRFA) teams after Master Security and Mlatho Mponela dropped to the second tier league after a dismal performance in the top flight league.
Clement Nyondo scored a brace for Karonga to condemn the Sugar-men to the lower league having played in the top league for more than three seasons.