Without doubt the most eagerly anticipated game of the weekend for will be at Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday as Silver Striker face Big Bullets. It’s a clash that is unlikely to have huge significance in the TNM Super League title race.
An electric charge has swept through both camps as they roll up their sleeves for the Sunday nail biting combat with some mind games taking centre stage.
The People’s team, who are on the third slot in the league with 42 points from 22 games, have declared total war basing on the fact that the Bankers were responsible for their 4-0 defeat in the first round at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe.
Bullets chairman, Malinda Chinyama, who admitted it would be a tough encounter said his side would be out to maintain the good home ground record.
“We know the Bankers are flying at the moment and its going to be a tough game. However, we will try to be ourselves and maintain our unbeaten home record at Kamuzu Stadium since it was re-opened,” said Malinda.
Bullets coach Eding’ton Ng’onamo admitted the Sunday match will be crucial for title campaign.
“It is important and we will have to put the best fight.” He said.
The Bankers assistant Coach Hellings Mwakasungura said they were geared to face Bullets at their own back yard despite missing the services of some of the key players due to injuries.
“We are ready to face Bullets and this is a must win game because we are all fighting for the title. The only set-back is that we will have Peter Pindani and Benard Namangwiyo out of this game due to injuries,” said Mwakasungura.
The Bankers, who are on second position with 43 points from 20 games, are expected to go flat out in a bid to win TNM Super League back-to-back.
Another hot contender for the title, Blantyre United who are current league leaders travel to the capital Lilongwe this weekend where head coach Elijah Kananji is looking for nothing short of six points that will see them go eight points clear.
They face Blue Eagle on Saturday at Nankhaka before meeting relegation threatened Kamuzu Barracks on Sunday.
If United, who have 45 points, win all their remaining games they will finish with 60 points. This will be six points short of Silver Strikers if the defending champions also win all their remaining games.
Practically it means United, to be crowned champions, will have to win all their games and pray that Silver drop at least seven points out of the possible 24 on the table.
In other fixtures on Saturday, Azam Tigers will host Kabwafu at Kamuzu Stadium, as Civo United takes on Epac FC in a capital city affair.
On Sunday, Kabwafu will face another tough customers- Red lions at the Zomba Community Ground.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :