Having fallen to their Saturday (January 26, 2013) opponents, Escom United and Bvumbwe Research might face sentence Sunday, January 27, 2013 as they meet Silver Strikers and Epac FC, respectively in their next central region assignments.
Escom went down 3-0 to Mafco at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa with Bvumbwe losing 2-1 at Blue Eagles.
The loss at Mafco saw Escom’s maximum tally cut from 34 to 31 points as Mafco increased their points from 26 to 29 points, joining Kamuzu Barracks, who also have 29 points from 24 games. A loss at Silver on Sunday will see the electricians’ relegated from the elite league after having their maximum tally trimmed to 28 points, which will be a point below the present standings of Mafco and Kamuzu Barracks.
Bvumbwe, all the way from Thyolo must also win against Epac at Civo Stadium to delay their fate after having their maximum points reduced from 33 to 30 points with the loss at Area 30.
A draw or loss against Epac will lead to the relegation of the Bob Mpinganjira side which will have its maximum tally cut to 27 points in case of a loss or 28 in case of a draw.
Mpinganjira insisted after the loss at Blue Eagles that his charges will fight up to the end.
“We are not gone yet so we will fight up to the end. There are teams above us, whom we can catch up with or overtake if they lose a couple of games and we get points,” said Mpinganjira.
Not all might be lost for the Bvumbwe coach if his striker Vincent Chinthenga continues banging in goals.
The TNM Super League’s leading goal scorer increased his tally from 13 to 14 goals after scoring against Blue Eagles.
He is now two goals ahead of Blantyre United’s duo Brown Mizeyi and Sparrow Msowoya, who have scored 12 goals each.