…as Maxi hold Tigers
Mighty Be forward Wanderers have started this season on an impressive note after beating Silver Strikers 2-1 at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe.
A goal from each half by Francis Mlimbika and Peter Wadabwa were enough to hand the Nomads all the three points in their Tnm Super League opener.
Silver Strikers started the match on an impressive note as they kept on attacking and pressurizing the Wanderers goal in the opening minutes of the match.
Sixteen minutes into the first half, Silver took the led after Duncan Nyoni scored a bullet header from a Lucky Malata well driven in free kick.
After that goal, both Wanderers and Silver Strikers displayed some brilliant footballing skills as they were attacking each other’s goals but goalkeepers for both sides guarded their goals well.
On the 30th minute of the match, Mighty Wanderers captain Francis Mlimbika leveled the scoreline for the visiting side after beating Silver strikers goal minder Blessing Kameza and the first half ended 1 all.
Come second half, the Nomads started dominating possession as they were exchanging good passes in the centre that allowed Amos Bello, and Jabulani Linje to be settling upfront.
Their great play yielded results on 80 minutes. This time it was former Silver strikers who punished his former employers and put the Nomads ahead with a beautiful shot past Kameza in goals for Silver Strikers.
After that goal Silver started pressing for an equaliser but the Nomads defended their goal jealously as they denied the central bankers from finding the back of the net.
The match ended 2-1 in favour of the Blantyre based side. Speaking to the media after the game, Mighty Wanderers team Manager Steve Madeira said he was happy that his team has collected three points in their opening match of the season.
He however expressed concern over his team’s performance despite the win.
In another Super League match, Azam Tigers twice came from behind to draw 2 all with Maxi Bullets at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Mayeso Mphanje and Wongani Zulu put Maxi Bullets 2 goals up before Bright Muthali pulled a goal back for Azam Tigers in the first half of the match.
Come second half, both Tigers and Max showed some quality football as they were all in search for goals in the opening minutes of the second half. On the 52nd minute of the match Maxi Bullets had another chance to increase their led after they were awarded a penalty kick when Azam Tigers defender Peter Cholopi fouled Wongani Zulu in the box.
Dan Sibale stepped up for the challenge and scored but referee in charge of the match ruled the goal out and told Sibale to retake the penalty.
The second penalty kick was however well saved by Azam Tigers Thomas Kavina.
As the game was going towards the end, Elia Munthali scored Tigers equalizing goal to deny Max Bullets from collecting three points in their opening match.
Elsewhere, Red Lions and Blue Eagles have started this season on a higher note after they registered 1-0 wins in their matches against Epac fc and Dwangwa United respectively.