The expensively-assembled Wanderers, who are sponsored by automobile dealers, Be Forward, received a trophy and K9 million ($20 000) cash prize for their win that sparked countrywide celebrations.
It was a sweet win for Wanderers’ coach, Elia Kananji, who punished his former club, Bullets, whom he guided to lift the ultimate in the same competition last season.
However, the lead was short-lived as Wanderers’ sat back. Bullets seized the initiative with Jaffalie Chande rising the highest to head in Yamikani Fodya’s well-taken free kick on the stroke of half time.
Half time found both sides equal, but there was no denying the fact that the Nomads had, despite missing key players such as Jabulani Linje and Ishmael Thindwa through injuries, had the most chances.
However, Wanderers continued from where they left in the first half as Kumwenda restored the lead.
It was a first defeat for Bullets in a competitive match this season.
The Nomads, who signed 14 new players at the start of the season, have now matched the Bullets in winning twice the competition which was launched in 2001.
Wanderers were the inaugural winners before the competition returned after a nine-year hiatus following sponsorship by local brewery giants, Carlsberg Malawi Limited in 2012.