Malawi TNM Super League enters crucial stage

The TNM Super league is approaching its most crucial stage as teams continue to battle for points as they aim to secure the most top positions on the league table.

After this weekend’s action, there will not be any changes on the top two positions where Red lions assumed the reins at the top after dislodging capital city giants Silver Strikers last Sunday.

If Big Bullets win, they will tie with the Bankers on 34 points but Silver will remain on top owing to the superior goal difference of plus 20.

The top three teams, Red Lions, Silver Strikers and Blantyre United all bid farewell this weekend with current leaders, Red Lions absent owing to their participation in the Carlsberg Cup, which gives an opportunity to some teams to close the gap on the top table.

TNM Super League Cup

Fourth-placed Big Bullets, reeling from their 0-1 loss at the hands of Blue Eagles last weekend travel to the central region where they meet the unpredictable Kamuzu Barracks at Civo Stadium on Sunday with one intention, to leapfrog Blantyre United who lie on position three with 32 points, one more superior than the Bullets.

Kamuzu Barracks have proved a tough nut to crack, more especially when they are meeting big teams and playing at home buoyed by their own fans.Bullets can only brace for a tough afternoon with the returning of some of their players; who were undergoing military training since the start of the season, notably experienced Derrick Somanje,

Coach Kenwood Msonda should have enough ammunition in their arsenal to cause an upset.

Any reverse result on the part of Bullets could spell disaster for Bullets Coaches Eddie Ng’onamo and Gerald Phiri as their hard to please fans have already started baying for their removal from their positions due to their recent dismal showing.

Mighty Wanderers, who are on position five with 28 points will play host to Bvumbwe Research in Balaka on the same Sunday.

The Nomads still have a score to settle with the team drilled by their former beloved son, Bob Mpinganjira, after he guided the Super league new entrants to a famous win over the Nomads in the presidential Cup.

The Nomads have failed to chalk a win, be it in a league or cup game ever since they lifted the Standard Bank cup a month ago.

Surely, Coach Felix Fosko and his assistant Albert Mpinganjira need to quickly reorganize the side having started off so impressively when they were just hired.

The only other match to be played in the super league this weekend involves Azam Tigers who play host to MAFCO at Kalulu in Nchalo on Sunday as well.

The Leo Mpulula guys have played below their usual standards of late and questions are being asked if the leagues’ most vocal and outspoken coach has lost his book of tactics.

Last week they were beaten by second bottom placed Bvumbwe Research, which does not augur well for a team which was billed as championship contenders at the start of the league.

MAFCO themselves will have to be very careful going into this encounter as they lie just a spot above the relegation zone so Coach Stereo Gondwe knows very well the task that is heaped on his team if they are to avoid the drop this season .

They are just one point ahead of their brothers in arms, Kamuzu Barracks with 19 points on position 11.

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