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BE FORWARD Wanderers FC crowned Malawi Super League Champions for the First Time in Eleven Years.

BE FORWARD Wanderers FC has for the first time in eleven years, won the Malawi Super League with a game to spare.

The Nomads bagged this year’s championship with a comfortable 4-1 win against Masters Security putting them four points ahead of second-placed and record 12-time winners, Nyasa Big Bullets with just a single game to go.

Peter Wadabwa’s first-half brace and strikes from Esau Kanyenda and Foster Namwela, put them at an unassailable 68 points meaning nothing can change the status quo even if they fall in their last game against Red Lions this Saturday.

“It’s a wonderful thing and I thank God for this. I also thank the players for their hard work they put during the entire journey to the championship,” Head Coach Osman told Nyasa Times after the match.

Wanderers’ current chairman Gift Mkandawire dedicated the title to the late Chamangwana, the side’s former chairman who died earlier this year.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“The late Chamangwana had made his intentions clear at the start of the season that we had to win the league title. After his death, we asked the players to fight hard and honor him by becoming champions.”
“Now they have done it and we believe the soul of Chamangwana is appeased and is resting in peace,”[/perfectpullquote]

Mkandawire added.

Nyasa Big Bullets, Malawi’s most successful club, beat Dwangwa United 2-1 at Chitowe Stadium but with only 64 points, the Wanderers can start celebrating winning their sixth league championship.

The Mighty Wanders who are one of Malawi’s oldest clubs might have been heavyweights back in the day but they have been on a constant decline over the years. With sponsorship from Japanese car exporters Be Forward, the club embarked on a massive recruitment campaign with an aim of re-building from scratch.

They spent over $32,558 on 13 players bringing notable names like Lionel Assu from Cameroon, Isaac Kaliyati, Stanley Sanudi and Malumbo Gondwe all from rivals Azam Tiger s,John Lanjesi and Jabulani Linje (from Civo United), Mike Kaziputa, Kondwani Lufeyo, and Kondwani Kumwenda.

Just a year later, veteran Coach Yasin Osman, has transformed them into a winning side and two cup finals and a championship this year are testament they are now ready to compete at the biggest levels on the continent.

They can now switch attention to the Total 2018 CAF Champions League where they were drawn against Congolese giants AS Vita.



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