Wanderers plot to end Big Bullets dominance


By Williams Gondwa:

Be Forward Wanderers want to end Nyasa Big Bullets’ dominance of the Blantyre derby when the giants clash at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Saturday.

Since 2012, Wanderers have never beaten the People’s Team in a league match, marking six years of Bullets dominance over Wanderers.


Super League of Malawi (Sulom) records indicate that Bullets have won six times.

The last time Wanderers beat Bullets in a league match was on July 1 2012 when they won 2-1 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Alfred Manyozo and Joseph Kamwendo scored for  Wanderers while Fundi Akidu netted for Bullets.


However, newly appointed Wanderers Team Manager, Victor Maunde, believes history would be rewritten on Saturday as they are eyeing victory.

“It is true that our record against Bullets in the TNM Super League is not quite good. It would not be an easy task but we are doing everything possible to be victorious on Saturday,” Maunde said.

He said they had no serious injuries as goalkeeper Nenani Juwaya, who was substituted during their goalless draw with Silver Strikers on Saturday, has been declared fit.

Wanderers are on second place on log table with 26 points from 11 matches whereas Bullets are fifth with 22 points from 12 games.

Meanwhile, Bullets have welcomed back Captain John Lanjesi and Miracle Gabeya from injuries.

Bullets Team Manager, James Chilapondwa, said they were not carried away with past results as they aim at defending the league title.

“We can’t count on past results. We are not doing quite good this season. We need to win matches, including beating Wanderers. We will make sure that we should continue doing well when the Nomads,” Chilapondwa said.

Last year, games between Wanderers and Bullets ended, 1-1 scorelines in the first and second rounds.

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