Malawi TNM Super League 2nd round off Saturday

Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has released the fixtures to kick off the second round of the 2016/17 TNM Super League on Saturday, 3rd September, 2016 with leaders Blue Eagles travelling to North to meet 5th-placed Mzuni FC at Mzuzu Stadium.

Bottoman unveils the new  TNM Super League trophy, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Bottoman unveils the new TNM Super League trophy, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

The other two games on Saturday are 9th-placed Azam Tigers meeting Moyale at Kalulu and 11th-placed Civo United hosting 10th-placed Epac FC at Civo Stadium.

On Monday, 5th September, 6th-placed defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets date 13th-placed Wizards FC at Kamuzu Stadium while leaders 7th-placed Be Forward Wanderers will meet 12th-placed Red Lions at Zomba Community Centre.

The other games on Monday are 15th-placed Karonga United vs 14th-placed Dwangwa United at Mzuzu Stadium, 8th-placed Kamuzu Barracks vs 3rd-placed Mafco FC at Civo Stadium and 2nd-placed Silver Strikers meeting 16th-placed MTV Max Bullets at Silver Stadium.

There are no Super League games on Sunday to pave way for the African Cup of Nations qualifier between Malawi and Swaziland at Kamuzu Stadium, which is a formality match for the Flames as they are out of the qualifiers for the 2017 finals.

The Flames came out of the group qualifiers without a win from five games in which they lost three and drew two.

The group is being led by Zimbabwe, who have 11 points while Swaziland have eight. Swaziland need to win against the Flames with the hope that Zimbabwe will lose to third-placed Guinea, who have five points.

In that scenario, Swaziland can qualify as the best losers.

Meanwhile, Blue Eagles, who finished the first round at the apex with 32 points, were also the highest scoring team after pumping in 29 goals while rookies MTV Max Bullets let in most goals — 32.

Dwangwa United are yet to register a win at home while Kamuzu Barracks, Wizards, Karonga United and MTV Max Bullets have not being victorious away.

There were five hat-tricks scored from Maxwell Salambula (twice) of Blue Eagles, Peter Wadabwa of Wanderers, Anthony Banda of Epac and Gastin Simkonda of Moyale.

Richard Mbulu of Mafco and Wadabwa are the leading scorers with 11 goals each.

The other leading Chiukepo Msowoya (Nyasa Big Bullets) with9 goals, Anthony Banda (Epac), and Maxwell Salambula (Blue Eagles) with 8 goals, Manasseh Chiyesa (Kamuzu Barracks), Kuda Muyaba (Moyale) and Gilbert Chirwa (Blue Eagles) with 7 goals and Moses Nankumba (Red Lions), Nelson Kangunje (Civo United), Lughindiko Mushani (Mzuni), Gastin Simkonda (Moyale), Matthews Sibale (Silver Strikers) with 5 goals.

Gilbert Chirwa of Blue Eagles was player of the month of April, Lughindiko Mushani of Mzuni for May, Thuso Paipi of Silver Strikers for June and Peter Wadabwa for July 2016.

The following is the log table:

P   W  D  L GF GA GD Pts

  1. Blue  Eagles      15 10  2   3  29  15  14   32
  2. Silver Strikers  15 9   2   4  22   13   9   29
  3. Mafco                15  8   4   3  29   17  12  28
  4. Moyale              15  8   3   4  25   14   9   27
  5. Mzuni                15  8   3   4  18   13   5   27
  6. Nyasa BB         15  6   7   2  20   10  10  25
  7. Wanderers       15  6   6   3  26   19   7   24
  8. K. Barracks      15 6   4   5  26   19   7   22
  9. Azam Tigers    15 5   7   3  14    9    5   22
  10. Epac                  15  6   3   6  17   16   1   21
  11. Civo Utd           15  4   4   7  13   21  -8  16
  12. Red Lions         15 4   2   9  15   22  -7  14
  13. Wizards            15  3   3   9   7    23 -16 12
  14. Dwangwa         15  2   5   8  11   22 -11 11
  15. Karonga Utd  15 2 5   8   9    27 -18 11
  16. Max Bullets    15 1   4  10 11   32 -21  7

 

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