…Chamangwana: Wanderers will not press the panic button
Kamuzu Stadium was turned into a civil war garrison yesterday after Be Forward Wanderers was conquered by Wizards FC in what was billed as a training game.
Despite being relegated from TNM Super League in their debut season, Wizards FC, proved too much for the Lali Lubani boys as it did not take long after the first whistle for Wizards to issue a statement of intent that they are likely to be back in the top flight after their short-spell. A mistake by defender Peter Nselema gifted the Wizards a chance on the half-hour mark to make it 1.
Francis Mlimbika was a marvel to watch in the flanks only that Jabulani Linje and Peter Wadabwa who were playing upfront were too shy to convert the crosses. It took the magic of matchmaker, Patrick Gunde, to level from a free-kick as the teams went for a half time pep-talk.
After the break, it was Peter Mponda’s tactics that were clearly turning the vibe on over Jack Chamangwana. Mponda’s team hit the back of the net to make it 2 soon after recess before a handful of supporters who braved the scotching sun to witness the Blantyre derby in readiness of the forthcoming season.
After the game, Nomads insisted that there was no need to press the panic button as the teams supporters turned the ire on Bester Phiri who failed to guard the posts.
“No need for us to press the panic button because this was simply a friendly training where we were assessing some of the players combination, fitness levels mental strength. We know that our fans are disappointed with the outcome of the game but l can assure them that we will come out an improved side” said Chamangwana.
Disappointed with the results, Nomads supporters rained insults on their players only for an agitated Nomads goalie, Bester Phiri, to attempt his luck by trying his gloves on boxing. But he failed as the supporters handes him a knock out only to be rescued by his team manager Chiyembekezo Zidana from an angry mob of the supporters who were baying for the keeper’s blood.