Wanderers to rotate squad in Moyale clash


Defending champions Be Forward Wanderers are expected to bring some changes in Tuesday’s Fisd Challenge Cup preliminary round clash with Moyale Barracks.

According to team manager Steve Madeira, the move is meant to protect some players from burn out after two back to back league matches.

Steve Madeira

Steve Madeira: The move is meant to protect some players.

On Sunday Wanderers beat Blue eagles 2-0 at Nankhaka Stadium in Lilongwe, 24 hours after a 2-1 defeat at Silver Strikers. The nomads then made the long road trip to Mzuzu for Tuesday’s match.

Concerns of player fatigue have been admitted by Madeira who however disclosed that squad rotation will be the remedy in Mzuzu on Tuesday.

“Concerns about fatigue are there but that’s the reason why we signed 30 players. We will have to play around with the squad, rest some of the boys who featured in the league at the weekend then call to action those who did not take part,” he said.

On how they look forward to the encounter, the former Azam Tigers team manager said it’s going to be a tough one but as defending champions they will give out their  best to grind out a victory.

This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides this season alone. They have met in the Airtel top 8 cup, Tnm Super League and also in the Carlsberg Cup. The nomads triumphed in all those ties.

More Fisd cup action’s is on show on Wednesday with three games on the cards. Dwangwa United host Nyasa Big Bullets at Chitowe while Silver Strikers will face Mafco. The other clash will be between Blue Eagles and Chitipa united.

Winners of the 4 ties will join fellow elite outfits Kamuzu Barracks, Mzuni, Masters Security and Azam Tigers who progressed into the national phase last week.