Blue Eagles geared to return to top as Mzuni ready to pull surprise: Malawi TNM Super League

Lilongwe based Police outfit Blue Eagles Team Manager Gabriel Chirwa says they are ready to return to action this weekend as they welcome city rivals Civo United at the Nankhaka Stadium.

Eagles victory parade
Eagles victory parade

While predicting it will be a tough encounter, Chirwa said they need to win at all cost inorder to get back to the top position.

“It will be a high profile, entertaining as well a difficult game but we we need to win to return where we were [position 1]. We are well prepared for the game and everything is in place,” said Chirwa.

Blue Eagles started the 2016-17 season on a high note winning all their opening six matches before Silver Strikers stepped in to end their unbeaten run before dislodging them from top position last

While admitting Eagles is a tough nut to crack, Civo United Head Coach Millias Pofera Jegwe refused to talk much ahead of Saturday encounter against Blue Eagles but assured Civo supporters of a positive result.

“It is a high profile match and difficult in a way that we both come from the same town. Players from both teams stay together and they know each other very well but we are prepared for the match and we are looking forward to a positive result,” said Pofera Jegwe.

Civo is yet to fully regain its form which according to Pofera Jegwe, has highly been affected by injuries of most of the key players.

Currently Silver are on position one with 19 points seconded by the Eagles who have 18 points from nine games.

Third place Mzuni FC who have 16 points will be up for another surprise and move up the log standings as they face Epac FC at the Mzuzu Stadium on Saturday.

Mzuni coach Alex Ngwira said they are taking each game as it comes and that they are neither fearing nor underrating any team.

Ngwira said he is optimistic that his boys will give him three points against Epac.

Still on Saturday, it will be a battle of Titans at the Chitowe Stadium as Mafco face Moyale Barracks in an all soldiers affair.

Mafco are currently on position five with 14 points while Moyale are on fourth but they are separated with goal difference.

Azam Tigers welcome Kamuzu Barracks at the Kamuzu Stadium.

Despite a poor start to the new season, the soldiers have reorganized themselves and have displayed an impressive perfomance led by their experienced midfielders Harvey Nkacha and former Flames international Dave Banda.

Kamuzu Barracks proceed to Zomba on Sunday to face Red Lions who will be playing their first game at the Zomba Community Centre ground which was under renovation.

Bottom placed Karonga United face Epac FC who are on positon 12 at the Mzuzu Stadium.

Meanwhile, giants Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets continue to be at ease following their hefty contribution of players to the national team.

Bullets contributed eight players to the 20 man Flames squad while Wanderers contributed five.

According to soccer laws and guidelines, the two sides cannot be involved in any competitive match.

Alternatively, the two will have a chance to keep their players in shape as they come face to face at the Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday in a fundraising friendly match.

The aim is to raise money to help Bullets goalkeeper Vincent Gona access medical treatment at Beit Cure.

The player who has been out of action for over eight months need aboutK3.6 million to undergo a successful operation.

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