Kamuzu Barracks move 3 steps up: Malawi TNM Super League

Struggling defending champions Kamuzu Barracks have climbed three steps up the 2017 TNM Super League table from position 11 to eight. They have dislodged the same Wizards as they now have 21 points after finishing their first round assignments.

Confidence parade for KB players

Following the loss, Wizards have been pushed to 10th position with 19 points and they have also wrapped up their first round.

Dubbed, Leicester City of Malawi after the English Premier League side who failed to make their mark in the next season after clinching the Premiership title two seasons ago, Kamuzu Barracks have won just six matches, drew three and lost six.

Now that they are in the top eight, after the first round, the best they can achieve in the second round is to fight to remain in the top eight to compete for the lucrative Airtel Top 8 Cup at the end of the season.

Teams remaining to wrap up the first round are Mzuni FC of Mzuzu, Silver Strikers of Lilongwe and Blantyre’s Mighty Be Forward Wanderers, Nyasa Big Bullets and Azam Tigers.

Wanderers, who are on 2nd position after been dislodged from the leadership they reclaimed a week ago, have two games in hand — against Mzuni at Mzuzu Stadium  this Sunday, August 27 and against Silver Strikers on September 3 while 11th-placed Azam Tigers will host 3rd-placed Nyasa Big Bullets on September 3.

The Nomads have 31 points from 13 games while Silver Strikers 32 points with one game left for the first round.

They need to beat Mzuni, who can prove to be a thorn in the fresh when they are at home at Mzuzu Stadium and at the same time they need to also beat the Bankers in their final game to become first round winners.

The interesting part is that Silver are yet to lose a match. They have won nine game and drew five while Wanderers have won 10, drawing once and losing twice. Their biggest win was 5-1 against Mzuzu-based with goals from Isaac Kaliati, Joseph Kamwendo, Jaffalie Chande and a brace from Peter Wadabwa.

Whatever result on September 3 against Azam Tigers won’t change anything for Nyasa Big Bullets but shall remain at position three. They have 25 points while those behind them have wrapped up their round—4th-placed Blue Eagles with 24 points, 5th Civil Sporting (22) sharing with Mafco (6th position) and Moyale (7th).

On position 13, Mzuni shall be making sure they steer clear of the relegation zone when they host Wanderers in which they are just five points away.

Tying on 11 points and set to face the chop if they shall not pull up their socks are Dwangwa United and promoted sides Blantyre United and Chitipa United.

Blantyre United are 14th, Dwangwa 15th and Chitipa 16th. The other promoted side Masters Security from Lilongwe are on position 12 with 17 points.

The following is how they stand

(The number in brackets is for last season’s position and the P is for promoted teams):

P   W  D  L GF GA GD Pts

  1. (3) Silver Strikers      14 9   5   0   21  6    15   32
  2. (6) Wanderers            13  10  1  2  20  6     14   31
  3. (2) Nyasa Bullets        14 7   4   3   13   6     7   25
  4. (4) Blue Eagles            15 6   6   3   18  13   5   24
  5. (11) Civil Sporting       15 6   4   5   25  18   7    22
  6. (5) Mafco                       15 6   4   5   13  17  -4   22
  7. (7) Moyale                    15  6   4   5   14  20  -6   22
  8. (1) K. Barracks             15 6   3   6  17   17  -1   21
  9. (10) Red Lions             15 5   4   6  17   15   2   19
  10. (13) Wizards                15 5   4   6   13  14  -1   19
  11. (8) Azam Tigers         14  4   6   4   20  16   4   18
  12. (P) Masters                  15 4   5   6  19  22 -3  17
  13. (9) Mzuni                     14   4   4  6   15  15  0   16
  14. (P) Blantyre Utd          15 3  2  10  18  27  -9  11
  15. (12) Dwangwa Utd       15 3 2   10 13  27 -14 11
  16. (P) Chitipa Utd              15 3   2  10 12  27 -15  11

 

 

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

More From Nyasatimes