Lions up against Eagles in Zomba: Malawi TNM Super League

TNM Super League current leaders, Zomba based, Red Lions need to consolidate their lead Sunday if they are to enhance their title challenge when they face Area 30 cops, Blue Eagles at Zomba Community centre ground.

Red Lions-FC….Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

The Zomba encounter is promising fireworks as the two teams will be looking to collect maximum points and improve their log standings.

Red Lions have started the league on a promising note emulating what their fellow men from Lilongwe, Kamuzu Barracks did last soccer season by grabbing the title for the first time since the league was introduced in 1986.

For the past several season Red Lions have been deemed as pacesetters of the league but they usually end up a disappointment lot.

Last season Blues Eagles were leading the pack at the end of first half of the season and were dubbed as Leicester of Malawi but gave away their challenge in the second half of the season.

Red Lions are on top of the summit of the 16 team league with eight points from 4 games, Mzuni are second with the same number of points and games only differ on goal aggregate.

Peter Mponda’s boys Premier Bet Wizards are a surprise package in the top 4, and are ranked third with the same number of point s and games.

New kids on the bloc, Master Security of Area 36 in Lilongwe are fourth with 6 points from four games and are playing away from home on Saturday.

Defending champions, Kamuzu Barracks are anchoring the log table with no point after they lost their opening game against inform Be Forward Wanderers at home 0-1.

Saturday’s fixture will see Azam Tigers up against Master Security at Kalulu stadium. Chitipa United who are on position 15 are playing host to defending champions Kamuzu Barracks at Mzuzu stadium. Dwangwa United will rock horns with the Kaning’ina boys at Chitowe stadium in Dwangwa. Premier Bet Wizards will test sixth placed Blue Eagles at Mulanje Park.

Super Sunday encounters will involve leaders Red Lions against Blues eagles at Zomba Community centre ground. New comers, Blantyre United will face rejuvenated Nyasa Big Bullets at Mulanje Park.

In Chitowe, it will be all soldier affairs between Mafco and Moyale Barracks. In Mzuzu, Mzuni will entertain defending champions, Kamuzu Barracks.

All the games are expected to kick off at 2.30pm.

“So far the league has started well and it is promising to be a difficult one. All teams appear to be set to collect maximum points,” an Area 24 resident, Alick Banda observed.

He said the league will take its shape when all team play equal number of games.

Banda said Civil sporting club has played five games while Wanderers, Moyale and Kamuzu Barracks have played once due to their involvement in the Airtel top 8 tournament.

By the end of the weekend, the log standing will change shape as some team will improve on their standing or drop depending on the outcome of the games.

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