Chance for Blue Eagles to regain top spot: Malawi TNM Super League

Blue Eagles took an early lead for a better part of the 2016/17 TNM Super League season but they stumbled a bit to give leeway to Silver Strikers to take up the top spot but it’s their chance this Sunday when they take on defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets at Nankhaka.

Blue Eagles FC.
Blue Eagles FC.

The cops, were third ahead of their tough game against Mighty Be Forward Wanderers which they won to go second on 28 points from 13 games of nine wins, one draw and three losses. They are just one point behind Silver Strikers, who do not have any assignments this weekend.

But it will not be a stroll in the park for the Eagles because the defending champions have just been rejuvenated having won the Presidential Cup and went on to stop Silver in their tracks last Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium to move from position nine to six on the table.

This probably is going to be the match of the weekend because both teams managed to overcome tough adversaries. If the Eagles win, they will be two points ahead of Silver.

Third-placed Mafco are another side that are also earnestly fighting for the honours. They have 25 points from 13 games of seven wins, four draws and two losses and they date points-givers Max Bullets on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium.

If they win and Blue eagles lose to the Bullets, they might retain the second position they were displaced from because they did not have an assignments last weekend.

The Bullets have done so well so far in which they were 10th in June when they were on a three-week break having contributed a bulk of their players for national duty during the Flames’ engagement in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zimbabwe and the Cosafa Cup in Namibia.

When they resumed their domestic assignments, the defending champions were on position 10 with 12 points from six games of three wins and three draws but after six more games, they are 6th and rising.

By then the leaders were leaders were Blue Eagles with 21 points but since then the cops have just managed seven points from four games.

Wanderers, who were also on the same three-week break with Bullets, were then on position 13 with eight points from seven games of one win, five draws and one loss but after five games in which they have won four and lost two, they have accumulated 20 points to be at position nine.

On 4th position are Moyale with 24 points from 14 games and they date Red Lions at their home Mzuzu Stadium on Saturday. Moyale tie with Mzuni FC, who are 5th also after 14 games.

It’s still a tight race for the title and the contenders are seven of them —  Silver Strikers with 29 points, Blue Eagles at 28, Mafco at 25, Moyale tying at 24 with Mzuni  and the defending champions Bullets tying at 22 with Kamuzu Barracks.

Struggling at the bottom are Max Bullets on position 16, Dwangwa on 15th and Karonga United on 14th.

Karonga United have eight points from 14 games of one win (over defending champions Big Bullets some four weeks ago), five draws and eight losses. They have only scored seven goals and conceded 26.

Dwangwa have seven points from 13 games of one win, four draws eight losses in which they have scored just nine goals and conceded 21.

Max Bullets are without a win in which they have drawn four times and lost 10, conceding 30 goals and just managing 10.

The full fixtures are:

Saturday 30th July, 2016

Mighty Be Forward Wanderers vs Kamuzu Barracks @ Kamuzu Stadium

Moyale vs Red Lions @ Mzuzu Stadium

Civo United vs Dwangwa United @ Civo Stadium

Sunday 31st July, 2016

Karonga United v Red Lions @ Mzuzu Stadium

Blue Eagles v Nyasa Big Bullets @ Nankhaka

MTV Max Bullets v Mafco FC @ Kamuzu Stadium

The log table is as follows:

P   W  D  L GF GA GD Pts

  1. Silver Strikers          14  9  2    3 22  10   12  29
  2. Blue Eagles                13  9   1    3 23  15    8   28
  3. Mafco                          13  7   4   2 24  14  10    25
  4. Moyale                        14  7   3   4 24  16    8    24
  5. Mzuni                          14  7   3   4 14  11    3    24
  6. Nyasa BB         `        12  6  4    2 19    9  10    22
  7. K. Barracks               14  6   4   4 25  17    8    22
  8. Azam Tigers              14  5  6    3 13    8   5    21
  9. Wanderers                 12  5  5    2 20  12   8    20
  10. Epac                              14  6  2    6 15   14  1    20
  11. Civo Utd                     14  4  4    6 12   19 -7    16
  12. Red Lions                  13  4  2    7 14  19  -5    14
  13. Wizards                      14  3  3    8  7   17 -10   12
  14. Karonga Utd            14  1  5    8  7   26 -19   8
  15. Dwangwa                  13  1  4    8  9   21 -12   7
  16. Max Bullets               14  0  4   10 10 30 -20   4

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Kanenani Zunuui
Kanenani Zunuui
5 years ago

Azathu a SULUM kaya mumati ndani simungaike log table yoooneka bwino, kongosakanizasakaniza zosaoneka bwino tachitani manyazi zedi no heading no what so ever what shame!!!

5 years ago

Tichosa Wizards pa 13 tikangomenya Red Lions Sunday tayambapo

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