Mighty Mukuru Wanderers FC


Mighty Mukuru Wanderers FC shared spoils with Dedza Dynamos FC registering a one-all draw before a sizeable crowd at Kamuzu Stadium. This was a third draw for Mark Harrison’s men this season having played level with Tigers FC and Moyale Barracks earlier this season.

The Nomads were unchanged from the first eleven that featured during the FDH Bank Cup round of 32 tie against Mpondas FC in Balaka on Thursday. William was in goals whilst Lawrence Chaziya, Peter Cholopi, Stanley Sanudi and Isaac Kaliati anchored defence. The midfield was crammed with Alfred Manyozo Jnr, Francis Mkonda, Felix Zulu, Wisdom Mpinganjira and Gaddie Chirwa. Christopher Kumwembe was entrusted to lead the attack for the Lali Lubani Boys.

The Nomads survived an early scare when Dynamos’ Promise Kamwendo released a thunderbolt at the edge of the 18 yard box but the shot went wide. Thrills and ecstasy erupted in the 7th minute when Wanderers FC’s leading scorer Christopher Kumwembe scored his 7th goal in the campaign through a Stanley Sanudi assist. Stanley Sanudi took to the wheel, laid it off to the Nomads’ hitman who unleashed a thunderous connection from the edge of the box into the bottom left-corner, giving Manoma an early lead.

Two minutes later, Wisdom Mpinganjira could have doubled the lead when his shot just outside the 18 yard box was saved by Dynamos’ goalie Anthony Singini. In the 14th minute, Felix Zulu blooped a connection in the 18 yard box after he was set by Christopher Kumwembe. The ball went over the cross bar! Christopher Kumwembe had an opportunity to increase his tally to 2 goals in the 34th minute but his effort was stopped by Anthony Singini of Dedza Dynamos. By the time referee Mayamiko Kanjere blew the whistle to mark the end of the first 45 minutes, the Nomads were still leading by a goal to zero.

In the last half, Dedza Dynamos were up to a purposeful start. They showed intent in the 51st minute when they opened fire deep inside the Nomads half but William Thole parried the ball away for a corner. Nomads’ chance came a minute later when Isaac Kaliati floated the ball into the 18 yard box only for Christopher Kumwembe to gift Dynamos keeper with a low header.

In the 64th minute, Dedza Dynamos were awarded a penalty after Peter Cholopi handled the ball in an attempt to clear the ball. “Ma Dayii” converted and levelled the score line through Edward Dakalira.

Gaffer Mark Harrison made three substitutions, bringing in Misheck Botomani in the 74th minutes and duo of Vincent Nyangulu and Chiukepo Msowoya for Christopher Kumwembe and Wisdom Mpinganjira in the 87th minute. Wanderers had the last realistic chance of the game when Gaddie Chirwa shot wide with just the goal keeper to beat.

With the result, Mukuru Boys have moved to 18 points and remain third in the standings, 6 adrift of leaders Silver Strikers. On Saturday, the Nomads will meet their fierce rivals FCB Nyasa Big Bullets FC in the top flight TNM Super League.



  1. Mark Halson could do better in that game. His late reacting and making substitution costed us. Hard lucky manoma

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