A second-half strike by Francisco Madinga separated Be Forward Wanderers from Nyasa Big Bullets as the Nomads ran out as 1-0 winners in the Independence Celebrations at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday.
The Peoples Team looked the most likely to open the scoring after an impressive performance in the first 10 minutes, which saw them create early chances through Luke Chima.
Wanderers also tried to knock on Bullets goal courtesy of a Zicco Mkandas long shot which went went.
The teams locked at 0-0 at half-time.
After leaving most of their regular players out for this game both teams played entertaining football but there was goal drought in the first half.
It was the Nomads who came out after the break looking the more dangerous team, with Francisco Madinga causing havoc to Bullets defence which was led by Charles Petro.
The Nomads fans didn’t have to wait much longer for an opening goal though, with Madinga scoring his first derby.
Madinga managed to beat one defender before converting on the far end of a corner to send the Nomads fans on cloud nine as they chanted nyerere nyerere.
With the game seemingly put to bed,Bullets had other ideas when they created a late chance for themselves through Fischer Kondowe who could not find the target from the free header.
Both teams made changes in the second half but it was too little too late for both the Peoples Team, with the game ending at 1-0 to Wanderers, a win which gives them bragging rights for the time being.
During the Independence Celebrations,the State President,Arthur Peter Muntharika gave K5 million to each team.