Be Forward Wanderers football club has defeated their arc rivals Nyasa Big Bullets football club 1_0 in a match played at the Kamuzu stadium on Saturday afternoon as Malawi celebrated 55 years of independence.
Playing in front of president Professor Arthur Peter Muthalika both teams who featured most of the players who have not enjoyed game time in the 2019 season, displayed good entertaining football but it was Wanderers who were more dangerous when in attacking positions.
Both sides created a lot of scoring opportunities but failed to utilize them that no goals were seen in the first until half time break.
In the second half, Be Forward Wanderers capitalized on Bullets mistake after they intercepted the ball midway in the Peoles’s team before Francisco Madinga scored for the Lali Luban side to take the lead.
After conceding the goal , Bullets looked a more dejected side as they failed to attack their opponents in numbers and failed to create any goal scoring chance that after 90 minutes Wanderers carried the day in a match both teams received k5 million from president professor Arthur Peter Muthalika.
After the match Wanderers coach Bob Mpinganjira congratulated his boys for their efforts to win the game.
“It was a very good game and am happy we have won as we used most of the players who are not often featured and some coming from injuries and this result will help to keep the morale in our camp a head of the coming competitive games”, he said.
On the other hand Nyasa Big Bullets coach Calisto Pasuwa said the result was heart breaking but the future looks Bright.
“We rested most of our senior players and gave a chance to these young stars and they have played well and it shows we have depth and we might have lost today but we have a good future team which is coming”, Pasuwa said.
This is the third Blantyre derby to be played in 2019 with each side winning once and drawn once.