A Catholic Church priest has told Mighty Be Forward Wanderers to keep the faith and motivated the players that the forthcoming season will be successful to them.
Fr Rapozo hosted the Nomads at his residence in Nsanama, Machinga after a game the Super League side played with Nsanama FC.
The priest, who also supports the blues, hailed the players for accepting to play in Nsanama and urged them to work hard this season.
“We want take the Super League to Lali-Lubani road this season. We can do it and l urges you to continue the working hard spirit,” said Fr Rapozo.
“I ask God to bless Wanderers players,” he said and urged the players to do their part.
Wanderers’ team manager Steve Madeira assured the priest that this season the Nomads are more serious in clinching the League and that they all believe success is on its way to Lali Lubani Road,
He said Wanderers believe it is their destiny to win the league this year.
In the friendly match, this was a big entertainment in the local area, Wanderers sweated to beat Nsanama FC played at a bumpy ground in front of thousands of soccer fanatics.
The Nomads scored all their goals in the second half, and it was Luka Bruno Milanzi, who opened the score sheet before Mike Kaziputa’s winning goal on the dot of full time.
The Nomads struggled to play carpet football because of the bumpy pitch as they resorted to play aerial balls like the home team.
Featuring Japanese Genki Nakamura and Khumbo Ng’ambi as strikers for the first time, the Nomads were pinned by the rookies in the first 15 minutes, as they were saved by Bester Phiri twice in goals.
Phiri who was replaced by Dave Pashani in the second half did a recommendable job saving his side in the first 45 minutes.
The partnership of Nakamura and Ng’ambi failed to gel well forcing the Nomads to introduce Sparrow Msowoya for the foreign based player.
Nakamura had also difficulties with the bumpy pitch.
In the second half, the Nomads made few changes introducing Mike Kaziputa for Ibrahim Sadick and Luka Milanzi in place of Rafiq Mussa.
The introduction of the two players changed the whole tempo of the game, as the Nomads controlled the proceedings of the match.
It was Milanzi, who silenced the home team when he managed to beat three defenders before releasing a hard shot that went straight inside the net.
When everybody thought that the youngsters will surrender, gosh! They equalized after the Nomads keeper Dave Pashani failed to clear an aerial ball.
It must also be noted that Wanderers midfielder Felix Zulu was on top of his game, that it was not surprising when he assisted in Kaziputa’s winning goal after a well curved right cross.