For the first time this season, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers went top of the TNM Super League last Sunday when they beat Civil Service (Civo) United 1-0 at Civo Stadium in the capital.
Following the win, Wanderers now have 13 points from five games, a point ahead of Mafco whom they beat 2-1 the previous afternoon at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa.
The hero of the afternoon for the Nomads was midfielder Jabulani Linje who struck the lone goal of the match in the dying minutes.
Ironically, the Nomads signed Linje as a free agent at the start of the season following the expiry of his contract with Civo.
It was a fruitful outing for Wanderers who collected maximum points from their sojourn in the Central Region.
“It feels good to be at the top, now we will have to fight to remain there,” said their coach Elia Kananji.
On Saturday, Cameroonian Lionel Asu scored both goals for Wanderers while Paul Phiri claimed the face saver for Mafco.
Defending champions Big Bullets FC failed to go top by a whisker after they were held to a 1-all draw by a depleted Red Lions at Zomba Community centre Ground.
Had the Bullets won the match, they would have tied with Wanderers, but would have had bragging rights courtesy of a better goal difference.
Chiukepo Msowoya put Bullets ahead with only full minutes to full time when he beat two defenders before slotting the ball past advancing Lions goaltender Jacob Kaunda.
However, at the stroke of regulation time, Kumbukani Mwambeni broke the Bullets’ hearts when he grabbed an equaliser.
Lions played the better part of the game with 10 men after captain Chikoti Chirwa was shown the red card for remonstrating against the referee.
At Silver Stadium in Lilongwe on Saturday, Silver Strikers FC thumped Moyale Barracks 3-0 via goals from Peter Wadabwa, Green Harawa and Victor Limbani while at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, Azam Tigers beat rookies Surestream FC 2-0.
Yamikani Chester and Peter Cholopi scored for Tigers.