Be Forward Wanderers football club has ceremoniously welcomed their new coach Oscar Kaunda and team manager Victor Maunde with a win as they defeated Dwangwa United 5-0 in a TNM super league match played at the Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday.
The Lali Lubani boys were quick to settle in the game and used home ground advantage as brilliant play from midfield Francisco Madinga who combined well with strikers Vincent Nyangulu and Babatunde gave a clear sign the team wanted an early goal, but Chikumbutso Kamphulusa in goals for the lake shore giants was always alert in goals.
Wanderers kept pressing Dwangwa united and it was in the 40th minute when Babatunde who was brilliant on the afternoon set Nyangulu to give the nomads the lead before the break.
In the second half Dwangwa United gifted Wanderers four goals in a space of eight minutes as Babatunde scored in the 52nd and 54th minute after the visitors defence made school boy mistakes failing to clear the ball which found the unmarked Babatunde.
A minute later, Babatunde dribbled pass through three Dwangwa players before releasing Nyangulu to score Wanderers fourth of the afternoon before completing a hatrick four minutes later.
Wanderers made changes bringing in Zicco Mkanda, Rafiq Namwera and Misheck Botomani for Babatunde, Felix Zulu and Isaac Kaliati who jealously guarded the lead for the Lali Lubani side to claim a 5-0 win over Dwangwa United.
Babatunde was voted man of the match for his outstanding performance as he scored a brace and set Nyangulu to score his three goals.
After the game Wanderers general secretary Mike Butao it’s good they have reorganize the team in good time and they are back to winning ways.
“In a season it reaches that time when you go through difficulties but am happy that came early for us this season giving us time to work on all our problems and now the team is back to winning ways after we made a number of changes “, he said.
Dwangwa United assistant coach Ladwell Mbetewa conceded defeat to the boys who did not play according to plan and gifted wanderers the goals in the second half.
“We admit to have lost the match as the boys didn’t play the way we planned .We managed to hold them only to consided a goal towards the end of the first half but in the second half we gave wanderers more room to play with the ball which punished us more”, Mbetewa said.
The win has moved Wanderers to fifth on the log table with ten points from five games while Dwangwa United lie second from bottom with five points from eight games.
In other TNM super league games on Saturday, Masters Security football club and Tigers football club started their northern region assignment on a good note as they registered wins over Chitipa United and Mzuni football club respectively.
Masters Security football club won 3-0 at the Karonga stadium with the Blantyre based Kau Kau boys defeating Mzuni 2-0 at the Mzuzu stadium to go top of the log table with twelve points from eight games.
Kamuzu Barracks football club has moved to second position on the log table after collecting maximum points over rookies Mlatho Mponela at the Civo stadium.
Below are the results of games played in the TNM super league on Saturday 8th June
Be Forward Wanderers football club 5-0 Dwangwa United
Vincent Nyangulu -3
Kamuzu Barracks football club 1-0 Mlatho Mponela football club
Chitipa United 0-3 Masters Security football club
Mzuni football club 0-2 Tigers football club
Bonda Mpinganjira (penalty)