On Sunday, Be Forward Wanderers beat Kamuzu Barracks at Kamuzu Stadium to move above rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and go third in the TNM Super League.
Man of the match, Francis Mkonda , put the hosts ahead with a powerful header after a well taken cross from Stanely Sanudi. Striker of the moment, Vincent Nyangulu doubled the Nomads lead in the second half when he calmly lofted the ball over Kamuzu Barracks goalkeeper.
The visitors’ best chance fell to Manase Chiyesa and his low shot was pushed wide by Wanderers goalkeeper Nenani Juwayo. The Nomads were on position 6 with 10 points points but this victory took them to third slot with 13 points and a point behind leaders Kamuzu Barracks.
This was a second home league victory in a row for the Nomads, as the team continued a strong early first round since the coming in of Oscar Kaunda as an assistant coach. Wanderers started with Babatunde and Nyangulu up front , and they still had 71% possession and were simply too strong for their opponents.
The hosts thought they had scored the third goal, but Mkonda’s header hits the crossbar to the relief of the soldiers bench. The home fans were nearly celebrating again just before half-time, but Francis Mulimbika’s powerful effort was spectacularly cleared over the crossbar by Kamuzu Barracks goalkeeper.
Thereafter, Kamuzu Barracks striker headed wide and substitute Chiyesa had a shot saved. The Nomads fluidity, forced their fans to chant, “ Nyerere! Nyerere! While clapping hands. It was a tough afternoon for Kamuzu Barracks as they saw little of the ball and spent a lot of the time chasing it unsuccessfully against their dominant opponents.
The visitors only had three shot on target in the opening 45 minute. Even though Kamuzu Barracks central defender Wild Nkuliwa looked a weak link as he repeatedly lost the ball, his side struggled to create chances.
Be Forward Wanderers captain, Alfred Manyozo jnr said, “ We were really, really impressive. We have been flying at the Kamuzu Stadium . When you think about it, the top three looked too far away at the start of the season but it’s in our hands now, and we will continue with our form.”