By Antony Isaiah Jr:….
Mighty Mukuru Wanderers Head Coach, Alex Ngwira has given up on challenging for the tnm Super League Championship this season despite registering a record victory over Rumphi United on Wednesday afternoon.
The Nomads registered their first ever biggest victory in the tnm Super League after hammering the relegated Rumphi United by 10 goals to nill.
Muhammad Sulumba netted a second-half hat-trick with Yamikani Chester, Vincent Nyangulu scoring a brace each while Isaac Kaliati, Aubrey Maloya and Matthews Masamba scored a goal each.
The victory sees Blantyre giants cutting the gap with the third-placed side, Kamuzu Barracks to just 4 points with Soldiers playing two more games. Wanderers have 44 points from 23 games while Kamuzu Baracks have 48 points from 25 games.
The Nomada are 13 points adrift the table-toppers, Nyasa Big Bullets who have 57 points from 22 games, 5 points behind the second placed, Blue Eagles who have 49 points from 22 games.
WHAT HAPPENED? Straight from a goalless draw against Kamuzu Barracks at Champions Stadium on Saturday in Mark Harrison’s first game as the Technical director for the Club, Mighty Wanderers had to display a dazzling performance to dismantle the beleaguered Rumphi United at Kamuzu Stadium.
In their This means that Wanderers have won three of their last four league games but a FDH Bank Cup exiting could still resound in their minds.
Per haps, a performance against Rumphi United could re-instil hope in Nomads.
After such splendid performance against Rumphi who only have 10 points from 27 games, Alex Ngwira was quick to dismiss the idea of challenging for the League this season.
“The Boys implemented what we did during our training sessions and am happy that we managed to score such amount of goals. Let me be clear here, our only target is to finish as the runners up. We cannot challenge for the title right now. We have 7 games to go and we just need to continue with this play, win our games and achieve our target,” said Ngwira.
Ngwira makes the sentiment after the newly appointed Technical Director, Mark Simon Harrison made the same after coming in Malawi and he was quick to request patience from Wanderers supporters.
Harrison said having the far-fetched dream of winning the league this season is unrealistic.
“The club has got its ambition and there have been changes in the recent past. Obviously, I need to watch a few games and get an idea if where we are and bring in European model and mentality.
“Realistically, it would be a far-fetched dream to think about the title. Its crazy, it’s unrealistic to say that we can challenge for Championship with Bullets this season. Bullets has not lost a game, and there us a 15-point gap and that would mean hoping that they lose five games and we win all. We have to be planning for next season,” said Harrison.
WHAT NEXT FOR WANDERERS? The five-time Super League Champions last won the league title in 2017 under the mentorship of the veteran, Yasin Ousman and their last addition of silverware was back in 2018 after winning Fisd Challenge Cup.
With the League already gone, Wanderers can now dream of challenging for the Airtel Top 8 in which they got hammered 4-1 in the semifinals by their arch rivals, Nyasa Big Bullets.
They have remained with seven games to wrap up their tnm Super League season and if they win all of their remaining games, they will have a maximum points of 65 points.
Their next assignment is against the in-form Ekwendeni Hammers who are on winning streak, and they have a recent impressive record against Blue Eagles.
Hammers have won their last 5 games, and they have managed to keep cleansheets in their last five games, lifting themselves from the relegation zone to number 10 and they are still fighting for their survival.
Wanderers also have Blue Eagles who are on number 2 away from home, Civo Service United at home, Karonga United and Moyale Barracks away, Red Lions away and Sable Farming.