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The pile up at the summit of the TNM Super League continues as Mafco wasted an opportunity to regain top spot whereas dominant Be Forward Wanderers did their slim title hopes big justice Sunday.

After Nyasa Big Bullets edged out Karonga United 4-3 to go top, Mafco stood a chance to regain the driving seat of the 16-member table, but ended up sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Dwangwa United in Chitowe Sunday.

Richard Mbulu scored once to remain in the hunt for the Golden Boot Award with 18 goals whereas Vitumbiko Phiri claimed the other goal for Mafco.

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The draw saw Mafco settle for third place on goal-aggregate as they are 45 points apiece with leaders, Bullets, and third-placed Blue Eagles, who were not in action over the weekend.

So tight is the race even fourth and fifth placed, Silver Strikers and Kamuzu Barracks, respectively also have 43 points each, two points ahead of revived sixth-placed Wanderers.

Nomads took their tally to 41 points from 25 games after thrashing Epac 4-1 at Kamuzu Stadium yesterday, thanks to a brace from in-form Peter Wadabwa and absolute stunners from Joseph Kamwendo and Alfred Manyozo Jnr.

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Wadabwa, who was eventually substituted for Khumbo Ng’ambi after a head injury, has 16 goals, at par with Bullets’ Chiukepo Msowoya following his hat-trick in the win over Karonga on Saturday.

Epac had started strongly, winning a succession of corner-kicks, and they should have gone ahead but Hastings Kapenuka bounced off his header against the frame after meeting a corner-kick.

That proved to be the turning point of the game as Wanderers hit back instantly. Kamwendo was bundled to the floor to earn Wanderers a direct free-kick. The seasoned midfielder stepped forward to deflect his swerving shot into the net via the post in the 17th minute.

Seven minutes later, Epac levelled matters. Chiletso Zoya breached Wanderers’ high defensive line to chip the ball delightfully past Valence Kamzere for the veteran goalkeeper to concede for the first time in six games of all competitions.

However, Nomads restored the lead against the tide of the game. Manyozo Jnr curled in a beauty from range after five minutes into the second half, before Wadabwa glanced in the third in the 57th minute then the fourth in similar devastating fashion three minutes later. Epac were down.

Elsewhere, there is also a dog-fight in the bottom half where Premier Bet Wizards defeated Karonga United Mzuni 2-1 at MDC Stadium yesterday to climb a step up to 12th place on 25 points.

Kondwani Majoni and Patrick Phiri’s goals won it for Wizards. At Chitowe Ground, Dwagwa forced the draw that saw them drop to 13th position with 23 points. Karonga remain bottom with 21 points after losing 1-2 to Red Lions in Zomba Sunday.

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