Wanderers within touching distance to win Luso TV bus

BLANTYRE (Malawi NewsNow)-Mighty Be Forward Wanderers on Boxing Day produced a spirited performance that saw them thrashing their old age rivals Nyasa Big Bullets 3-0 at the Kamuzu Stadium and be within touching distance to win win the Luso TV “Bus Ipite” bonanza which the winner will drive home a 26-seater bus worth K25 million.

This was a first leg of the bonanza and the second leg will move to Lilongwe next Monday.

Former Bullets attacker Jafali Chande broke the deadlock few minutes after his introduction when he replaced injured Peter Wadabwa.

Veteran midfielder and Wanderers skipper Joseph Kamwendo increased the lead midway into the first half.

BB failed to control proceedings at the center despite featuring their quality midfielders.

They also lacked firepower upfront where they featured Chiukepo Msowoya as a loan striker.

First half ended 2-0 in favour of the Nomads.

Bullets failed to get back into the game in the second half despite their technical panel making some changes.

It was Chande who tormented the hearts of the Bullets family further when he took the ball home again to make it 3-0.

The game completely killed the Peoples Team to the belief of their supporters.

Speaking in a post-match interview, Bullets team manager Rahim Ishmael admitted their performance was so pathetic.

Ishmael was however quick to apologize to the supporters for such a humiliating and embarrassing defeat.

According to Ishmael, they will go back to the drawing board to continue their preparations against Blue Eagles for their final TNM Super League match slated for 31st December at the Kamuzu Stadium.

He said they will then concentrate on their Luso TV game which he said a comeback relies in the hands of God.

Wanderers team manager Steve Madeira saluted his charges for the grand performance.

He hailed them for playing according to instructions.

Madeira said they will not peddle back as the battle still continues.

“We will forget the result of our first meeting and tell ourselves the game is at 0-0 as we will be heading for the second leg in Lilongwe,” said Madeira.

The two sides will meet in the 2nd leg in the Capital City on 2nd January 2017 where the bus will be handed over to the winner.