It was only game in Super league this season that attracted multitude, there was a lot of talk before it being played as it was just resurrected from squabbles which paved a way for everybody to have a dire need to watch it. It was important to each side that would have required a professional officiation not of that referee, Duncan Lengani who frustrated the match at Civo stadium between Be Forward Wanderers and Mzuni Football Club.
Match started at high note as expected, Be Forward Wanderers on 17 minutes scored through Yamikani Chester.
In the length of some minutes Mzuni equalised through Zelliat Nkhoma, the game was then seen hanging in balance.
Afterwards futile trials on both sides were seen, at-least Wanderers seemed better at ball possession in the last minutes before first-half ended.
Second half set in, new moods and ideas were registered on the pitch within seconds before Lengani poorly granted wanderers a penalty, a wrongly timed one at exact 4 minutes into this half which frustrated Nzuni players. The coach Alex Ngwira and players were seen in protesting it, they were not happy how the penalty came to be.
Essau Kanyenda fell in the box after confronting with Mzuni defender who cleared the ball, Captain Joseph Kamwendo converted a penalty into a goal which Nomads’ in leading.
It was not enough frustration for Nzuni, as Referee used to give a blind eye when any player from the side injured, for instance, Hardson Milanzi who came as substitute, he changed the game in few seconds, but was again after 3 minutes in forced substitution as he was headed. No card was seen from Referee who was actually a supporter in pitch.
Mzuni coach Alex Ngwira said his charges lost morale and concentration after conceding what he called it a ‘dubious’ penalty and he blamed it all on referee.
“The game started well until my boys lost morale and concentration after conceding a dubious penalty. Many of my players were injured but no card was raised” said Ngwira.
While Team Manager Steve Madeira technically saluted his boys for 3 points, describing a game as good show after getting points on ground since people thought nomads were for free points.
“We had to win this game at all cost. There was a lot of talk and a lost of interest on this game from other quarters and we wanted to silence them all,” said Madeira.
With the victory, Wanderers have now hit 65 points from 28 games, four clear of this closest pursuers Nyasa Big Bullets, who have 61 points from the same number of games.