Kajembe’s  goal brings relief for Wanderers

Super substitute Julius Kajembe  handed  Be Forward Wanderers  a 1-0 TNM Super League   win over Masters Security  at the Balaka  Stadium in  on  Saturday.

The victory brought relief to the Nomads, who almost gave up on maximum points as they waited until the dying minute to secure the important goal.

Both camps started the game on a high note, but the hosts showed danger when  Peter Wadabwa  weaved his way past a few defenders, yet he could not hit the target when his shot kissed  the crossbar in the 16th  minute.

The were no clear-cut chances after the 16th minute, but Joseph Kamwendo  came close to scoring when his thunderous shot was saved by Chimwemwe Kunkwawa.

In the 20th minute, Masters nearly shocked the home team when Eneya Banda snaked through Lucky Malata and Dennis Chembezi only to shoot wide.

Right at the half-hour mark, the reigning league champions pushed for a goal  and it was  Isaac Kaliat who saw his miscued effort fail to trouble Kunkwawa.

Masters Security  gave  Richard Chipuwa  something to worry about on the stroke of halftime, but the net minder was equal to the task.

It was 0-0 when the two teams were going on recess.

The  Nomads  came back from the tunnel chasing for a goal, but at the other end Kunkwawa  produced a fine save to deny  Joseph Kamwendo  effort from a tight angle in the 63rd minute.

Two minutes later, Masters through Mphatso  came close to finding the back of the net, but fired inches over Chipuwa’s  crossbar.

Yasin Osman’s  troops continued to take the game to Masters  towards the final 10 minutes, but they could not penetrate the capital city based side, who defended very deep.

Both teams made changes, with the Nomads bringing in Julius Kajembe for Rafiq Namwera,while injured Precious Sambani paved the way for Francis Mulimbika.

With six minutes remaining, Alfred Manyozo jnr  blasted his effort over the crossbar  after a delightful pass from Kamwendo.

The Nomads  continued to push and  Kajembe  would break the deadlock in the dying minute when he headed into Masters net.

However, Masters Security players surrounded the referee claiming the Nomads scored on an off-side position but their claims were quashed.

Six minutes were added after 90 minutes elapsed, but the Nomads defended in numbers until the last whistle to allow Nomads fans chant, ‘Ayilira ayilira.

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