Huge catch-up task for Wanderers, Bullets as they resume domestic duties

After three weeks on the break, having contributed a bulk of their players for national duty, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets resume their domestic duties but with a huge task to catch up on the current TNM Super League leaders.

Wanderers Coach Eding'ton Ng'onamo: Cathc-up -.Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Wanderers Coach Eding’ton Ng’onamo: Cathc-up -.Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers host Zomba-based Red Lions at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday while Nyasa Big Bullets are away to Karonga United at Mzuzu Stadium on Sunday.

Defending champions Bullets are on position 10 with 12 points from six games of three wins and three draws while their arch-rivals Wanderers are on the precarious 13th, with a meagre eight points from seven games of one win, five draws and one loss.

League leaders Blue Eagles, with impressive 21 points from seven wins and two losses, date 7th-placed Mzuni FC at Nankhaka on Saturday while runners-up Silver Strikers (20 points from six wins, two draws and two losses) host third-placed Moyale (10 points from five wins, three draws and three losses) at Silver Stadium also Saturday.

The three teams at the top have played more games during the Flames’ engagement in the past three weeks in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zimbabwe and the Cosafa Cup in Namibia where they were ousted after their three group qualifying games.

This gives both Bullets and Wanderers a huge task to catch up since the leaders are still being fixed with games despite having an advantage of more games played.

Instead of having the normal two games played on one weekend road trail, Bullets will only play one against Karonga United because the other two Northern Region teams, Moyale and Mzuni, have travelled to the Centre to meet Silver Strikers and Blue Eagles respectively.

Wanderers have 13 points to catch leaders Blue Eagles while Bullets have nine.

In other games, 5th-placed Mafco (17 points from nine games of five wins, two draws and two losses) meet 8th-placed Kamuzu Barracks (15 points from 11 games of four wins, three draws and four losses) at Chitowe Stadium on Saturday.

On Sunday, 6th-placed Epac FC (16 points 11 games of five wins, one draw and five losses) date travelling Mzuzu-based Moyale at Civo Stadium while Azam Tigers on position on 4 of 18 points from 10 games of five wins, three draws and two losses meet 11th-placed Wizards FC (10 points from eight games of three wins, one draw and four losses) at Kamuzu Stadium.

Position 14 Dwangwa United with a meagre six points from 10 games of one win, three draws and six losses are up against Mzuni at Chitowe Stadium.

The following is how they stand:

P   W  D L  GF GA Pts
1. Blue Eagles         9    7  0  2 16  10 21
2. Silver strikers   10  6  2   2 14   7 20
3. Moyale                11  5  3  3 16  10 18
4. Azam Tigers      10  5   3  2 11   5 18
5. Mafco                  9    5   2  2 15  11 17
6. Epac                     11  5   1  5 11   9 16
7. Mzuni                   10  5   1  4  8 7 16
8. K. Barracks       11  4   3  4 19  15  15
9. Civo Utd             11  4    3  4  10 11 15
10. Nyasa BB         6    3   3  0  9 4 12
11. Wizards            8    3   1  4  6 8 10
12. Red Lions       10  3   1  6   7 14 10
13. Wanderers      7    1   5  1   8 8   8
14. Dwangwa        10   1   3  6   7 17  6
15. Max Bullets     11   0   4  7   9 20  4
16. Karonga Utd   8    0   3  5   1 11  3

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