Blue Eagles just need a draw to become 1st round leaders: Malawi TNM Super League

Despite losing 0-3 to Mafco on Sunday at Chitowe, Silver Strikers still lead the 2016 TNM Super League but they have to wait for the outcome of Wednesday August 10’s game between second-placed Blue Eagles, who host Wizards FC at Nankhaka.

Blue Eagles FC.

Blue Eagles FC.

Silver and the Eagles tie on 29 points but the Bankers are at the top because of goal difference of nine goals against eight for the cops.

In case of a loss on Wednesday, Blue Eagles can become the first round winners if they score two or more goals to gain goal difference advantage over the Bankers.

Otherwise, the Cops need just a draw to take over leadership of the first round and prepare to defend their status going into the second round.

Silver Strikers concluded their first round assignments by losing to Mafco with goals from Richard Mbulu, Stain Malata (2).

Meanwhile, Nyasa Big Bullets moved from position six to five after drawing 1-1 with Azam Tigers on Sunday while their arch rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers moved from position seven to six.

Tigers, who lost 0-1 to the Bullets in the Carlsberg Cup’s Round of 16 last Wednesday at the same Kamuzu Stadium, scored first through Precious Phiri and went on to defend their lead until the 83rd minute when super sub Diverson Mlozi equalised for the People’s Team.

On Saturday, Wanderers also came from behind to force a 2-2 draw against Epac at Civo Stadium. Epac scored through Anthony Banda and Willard Dickson while Peter Wadabwa, Mike Kaziputa scored for the Nomads.

The two arch rivals tie on 24 points but the Bullets have better goal difference of 10 goals against Wanderers’ nine. The defending champions Bullets have scored 20 goals and conceded 10 while Wanderers scored 24 against 15.

The two teams complete their first round assignments on Sunday when the defending champions will travel to Nkhotakota to meet 15th-placed Dwangwa United at Chitowe Stadium while Be Forward Wanderers host unpredictable 7th-placed Mzuni at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Mzuni also tie on 24 points with the two giants and going into the weekend fixtures they were at number 5. They have been pushed to 7th because of goal difference. They have scored 14 goals and conceded 11.

Following his goal in Mafco’s 3-0 win over Silver Strikers, Richard Mbulu remains the top scorer with 11 goals followed by Wanderers’ Peter Wadabwa on 10.

Chiukepo Msowoya of Nyasa Big Bullets, who came in as a half time substitute in the game against Tigers has nine goals while Epac’s goal against Wanderers on Saturday increased his tally to eight.

Manasseh Chiyesa of Kamuzu Barracks has seven goals together Kuda Muyaba of Moyale while Blue Eagles’ Gilbert Chirwa has six.

Hatricks still remain at four — Peter Wadabwa (Mighty Be Forward Wanderers), Anthony Banda (Epac FC), Gastin Simkonda (Moyale) and Maxwell Salambula (Blue Eagles).

The following is the log table:

P   W  D  L GF GA GD Pts

  1. Silver Strikers             15 9   2   4 22  13    9    29
  2. Blue Eagles                 14 9   2   3 23  15    8    29
  3. Mafco                           15 8   4   3 29  17  12    28
  4. Moyale                         15  8   3   4 25  14  11    27
  5. Nyasa Bullets             14 6   6   2 20  10  10    24
  6. Wanderers                 14  6   6   2 24  15    9    24
  7. Mzuni                          14  7   3   4 14  11    3    24
  8. Kamuzu 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                       14 3   3   8  7   17  -10  12
  14. Karonga Utd              15 2   5   8  9   27  -18  11
  15. Dwangwa                    14 2   4   8 11  22  -11  10
  16. Max Bullets                 15 1   4  10 11 32  -21   7

 

 

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