Mighty Mukuru Wanderers FC


Mighty Mukuru Wanderers FC played Dedza Dynamos Salima Sugar FC at their backyard in Dedza on 7th August, 2022 in a much-anticipated FDH Cup last 16 encounter.

It was a game full of tempers and emotions from the start as both sides jostled for supremacy.

The game started on high note with both teams searching for an early goal.

Each team safeguarded its territory with much effort not to make mistakes. Wanderers’ Adeleke Kolawole and Miracle Gabeya were solid at the back, keeping Dynamos’ strikers in the bag.

For half an hour, no clear chances were created as both teams closed on each with the battle largely dominating in the midfield; thanks to Alfred Manyozo Jnr who bossed the midfield almost the entire 90 minutes.

It was in the 35th minute when Wanderers drew first blood through Yamikani Chester who was also voted Man of the Match. It was a great effort from Vincent Nyangulu who later released the ball to Yamikani Chester to slot it home. 0-1

Dedza Dynamos FC through Promise Kamwendo and his colleagues tried to search for an equaliser but Wanderers defense was solid. Two quick corners could not yield them any results.

Just before the stroke of half-time, when Dedza thought they were going to salvage something from the game, Vincent Nyangulu seemed to have hit the nail on the head as he headed home an assist from Stanley Sanudi making it 2-0 to the excitement of thousands of Wanderers fans who traveled from different corners of the country to cheer their team.

0-2 it ended first half.

In the second half, Nomads new Coach Alex Ngwira brought in Chiukepo Msowoya, Peter Cholopi, Francis Nkonda and Misheck Botoman for Vincent Nyangulu, Muhammad Sulumba, Yamikani Chester and Felix Zulu.

The second half was more like a dancing time for Nomads as they taught Dedza Dynamos how to play football especially cup games.

With the time nearing 75minutes, a well-taken free was miscalculated for an offside by Dedza Dynamos players leaving Alfred Manyozo Jnr to freely score the third goal for Wanderers shuttering Dedza Dynamos dreams of overturning the game.

After the third goal, it was an all-Wanderers affair until the final whistle.

It was hard to choose Man of the Match for the game as Alfred Manyozo Jnr, Stanley Sanudi, Yamikani Chester and Dedza’s Promise Kamwendo all played well.

0-3 it ended in favour of Wanderers breaking the unbeaten record for Dedza Dynamos who until this game they had not lost any competitive game at home.

Mighty Mukuru Wanderers are now in the quarter finals of the dazzling FDH Cup. Last season they were booted out in the semifinals by Silver Strikers. In his post match interview, Coach Alex Ngwira was optimistic that Mukuru Boyz were on the right path to bring the prestigious FDH Bank Cup to Lali Lubani road. “Alot was said about this game but I advised my troops to be focused and believe in themselves to deliver. I am happy with how they have responded”, Ngwira added.

FIRST IX: Mapira, Miracle Gabeya, Adeleke, Stanley Sanudi, Ted Sumani, Alfred Manyozo, Yamikani Chester, Isaac Kaliati, Felix Zulu, Muhammad Sulumba and Vincent Nyangulu

Richard Chipuwa, Peter Cholopi, Bongani Kaipa, Wisdom Mpinganjira, Francis Mkonda, Misheck Botomani, Chiukepo Msowoya, Ephraim Kondowe

Officiating Team:

Ref Davie Chinoko
1st Asistant Clemence Kandulu
2 assistant Lameck Phiri
Fourth official Easter Zimba
Referees Assesor Youngster Chilinda

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