With just a few weeks before the K6 million Chipiku Central Region Football Association League winds up, Dedza Young Soccer looks set to becoming the first team from Dedza district to play in the TNM Super League.
The side from Dedza is five points clear at the top of the league’s standings and coach Millias Jegwa Pofera does not see anything preventing his side from grabbing the regional league championship.
“We need at least [five] wins to secure the title and with the commitment and determination that has been shown by our boys, I do not see anything that will preventing us from winning championship,” said Pofera in an interview with Nyasa Times.
But Young Soccer eight-game winning streak came to an end in Mchinji district Saturday when Mau Mau FC clipped them 1-0 at Kapiri Trading Centre.
Dedza Young Soccer are currently leading the league’s chart with 71 points from 21 games, five points ahead of their main challengers Support Battalion, who have 66 points from the same number of games.
The Soldiers went on rampage in Nkhota-kota as they managed to beat Dwangwa United 4-1.
The two teams have six games remaining to wrap up the 2014 season.
However, the two teams have a crunch encounter ahead of them this coming Saturday, with Dedza expected to play away.
Should Dedza win the championship, fans from the central region district will be assured of more Super League action, having only watched games involving Kamuzu Barracks in the past two seasons.
Support Battalion Coach Sergeant Manto Lampu has vowed to prune Dedza and win a place in the Super League come 2015 season.
“Come rain or sunshine, we will make sure that we play in the Super League. All that we need is to beat Dedza this weekend and make sure that we win the rest of the matches,” said Lampu.
Chipiku League fixture secretary Antonio Manda has described the league so far as competitive and exciting.
Dedza Young Soccer’s Willard Dickson is still leading the Premier Division scorers’ chart with 28 goals to his credit.
Meanwhile, Maicc FC from Mponela, Mitundu FC and Ntchisi United are sniffing the relegation zone.–(Additional reporting by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times)Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :