After week number 25 of action in the TNM Super League, the log table has taken another outlook with Mafco now on the driving seat after crashing Evirom FC 4-2 at Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday.
The Sunday result had a double impact on the log as it did not only propel Mafco to the top of the standings but also
condemned Evirom to relegation.
Evirom needed to win against the high flying soldiers at all cost to keep their hopes of staying in the league alive but the loss means they cannot move out of the bottom three even if they win all their remaining two games.
They have 20 points from 26 games and their maximum tally is 26 points, which is already two points behind Civo United’s present standing of 28 points.
Civo are perched fourth from the bottom and their only worry is now Mponela United, who are third from the bottom with 23 points from 24 games.
Back to the championship race, Mafco have now dislodged their fellow soldiers Red Lions, who have dropped to third on goal-difference after losing at home against Kamuzu Barracks.
Mafco have 42 points from 25 games trailed by Silver Strikers, who have a one game cushion against the soldiers.
The bankers’ 1-0 win over Epac saw them join Red Lions and Mighty Wanderers on 41 points but the defending champions have a better goal difference compared to the Lions and Nomads.
Wanderers, who drew 0-0 against Big Bullets at Civo Stadium on Saturday have dropped to fourth position with 41 points from 24 games.
They are closely followed by team of the week Kamuzu Barracks, who have jumped from 34 to 40 points with 24 games played after beating Azam Tigers 1-0 and Red Lions 2-1.
Blue Eagles, who had mixed fortunes in the south, losing 2-1 against Evirom and beating Blantyre United by a similar margin are fifth with 40 points from 24 games trailed by Moyale Barracks with the same number of points from 25 games.
Bullets occupy the eighth position with 38 points from 24 games followed by Tigers, Epac and Blantyre United in that order.
There are only four weeks of action remaining and judging by maximum points, the championship race is now only limited to the top ten teams.
Meanwhile, Blantyre derby between Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers on Saturday grossed K11 million with the two teams sharing K2.4 million after their 0-0 draw in the TNM Super League.
Nyasa Times Senior Photo-Journalist Jeromy Kadewere was at the Civo Stadium and captured these photos.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :