SWEET REVENGE: Lions send Wanderers out of Carlsberg Cup

Two weeks after the becoming the first team to end Red Lions unbeaten run Mighty Wanderers thought they would produce another splendid performance to repeat the feat against the Zomba based soldiers.
Instead, they were made to pay for their sins with a painful 2-1 loss to the Zomba based outfit denying the Nomads yet another cup.
The soldiers also booted out Wanderers in Presidential Cup through post match penalties.
But this time the solders did not need any post match penalties to wrap the game-90 minutes was enough to boot out wanderers in game played at Zomba Community Centre ground.
Although Wanderers had started on a high note forcing the hosts to defend, the complexion of the game changed and the soldiers opened the scores sheet in 28th minute when Thomas Makombwa connected a Benjamin Kalua cross.
The second half ended as Wanderers searched for an equalizer hat never came.
The soldiers proved they meant business as they doubled the lead when Dixon Mbetewa Junior connected from close range after a long pass into the box.
Wanderers were not their usual self after the second goal.
They tried to come back into the game but it was not just enough.
They failed to create scoring opportunities and they panicked at the back.
But they still managed to get a consolation through Kondwani Kumwenda though in added time as the Lali Lubani side missed yet another silverware in two months.
Wanderers coach Stuart Mbolembole blamed the loss on poor officiation after the referee denied the Nomads a goal over-ruling it for offside.
Red Lions coach Mike Kumange said they were glad to avenge he loss in Super League to Mighty Wanderers.
He also said they would work hard to reach the final as they wait to play the winner between Evirom and Bvumbwe.

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