TNM Super League: Another derby draw between Bullets and Wanderers as Silver Strikers extend lead on the log table

By McLloyd Kudzingo

FCB Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Mukuru Wanderers played out a one-all draw in a highly entertaining Blantyre Derby played at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The first half saw the Nomads playing a beautiful passing game and creating a number of scoring opportunities as compared to their counterparts.

Isaac Kaliati put Wanderers in front in the 21st minute as he finished well an excellent pass from Gaddie Chirwa.

Ephraim Kondowe had a chance to level the scores in the 42nd minute but his ball went over the cross bar when he was left with just the goalkeeper to beat.

Gaddie Chirwa receiving the man of the match award from Felistus and Moses Dossi Jnr children of the former Sports Minister Moses Dossi who passed away some weeks ago

In the second half, Bullets coach Kalisto Pasuwa made a double substitution bringing in the experienced legs of the Zimbabwean midfielder Ronald Chitiyo and the Nigerian striker Babatunde Adepoju who came in for Lloyd Aaron and Lanjesi Nkhoma.

Patrick Mwaungulu equalized for the People’s team just four minutes in the second half following a beautiful exchange of passes between Chitiyo and Kondowe who left the ball for Patrick Mwaungulu to put it to the far post beyond the reach of Nomads goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa.  

Gaddie Chirwa had a chance to put his name on the scoresheet in the 70th minute but Bullets goalkeeper Innocent Nyasulu cleared the ball only to find Christopher Kumwembe whose shot went over the cross bar.

Wanderers then made two changes, bringing in Balikinho Mwakayongo and Francisco Madinga for goal scorer Isaac Kaliati and Wisdom Mpinganjira while Bullets brought in Anthony Mfune for Ephraim Kondowe but it still ended in a stalemate.

After the match, Wanderers forward Gaddie Chirwa was voted man of the match.

In Mzuzu, the Mzuzu derby between Moyale Barracks and Mzuzu City Hammers also  ended 1-all at Mzuzu Stadium.

Khumbo Mhone put the soldiers in front in the 49th minute but Hammers equalised seven minutes later through
Isaiah Nyirenda.

Elsewhere, the match between Baka City and Silver Strikers ended in favour of the central bankers who beat the Karonga-based side 2-nil courtesy of an own by Chimwemwe Kalyala and Binwell Katinji’s late goal.

After Saturday’s results, Silver Strikers remain top with 13 points from four games followed by Mzuzu City Hammers who have now accumulated 10 points from the same number games.