The fight for promotion into Malawi top flight football league — the TNM Super League — continues when the second tier league, the Masters Security Services Southern Region Football Association’s second round kicks off on Saturday, October 8.
Leading the 21-team Premier Division are Mitra Icons, who date Be Forward Wanderers Reserve at Kamuzu Stadium from 12 noon, the match that will curtain raise the great Blantyre derby between arch rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets that will kick off from 14:30hrs.
Mitra lcons lead with 41 points from 20 games with Zomba United on second with 40 points from 20 games while Blantyre United are with with 39 points from 20 games.
Blantyre United tie on 39 points with 4th-placed Chikwawa United and 5th-placed Cobbe Barracks but separated through goal difference.
Zomba United travel to Zomba to face 15th-placed White Eagles at PTS, Blantyre United date 16th-placed Nyasa United at Chiwembe, Chikwawa will host 9th-placed Mangochi Police while Cobbe Barracks will meet 21st-places Nyambadwe Nyalapa at Zomba Community Centre.
On Sunday, Mitra lcons will then host Mulanje based FOMO at the astro turf of Mpira Village at Chiwembe, Zomba United host Blantyre United at Zomba Community Centre while Chikwawa United host Mangochi Police at Chikwawa.
Mitra Icons coach, former internatiinal Heston Munthali said they are all eager to earn promotion into the top flight league.
“The lads’ ambition is to get into the TNM Super League where they might be noticed for possible inclusion into he national team.
“This is the wish of every player — to earn recognition to don the national colours.
“It is a tight race and we will plan each game as it comes so that we should never drop points at this second round stage of the season,” Munthali said.
Meanwhile, the race is also tight in the Chipiku Stores Central Region Football League in which TN Stars lead the 45 points from 24 games with Masters Security Services FC on second place with 44 points from 23 games and Support Battalion on third with 43 points from 22 games.
Holy Cross Ambassadors are 4th wih 42 points from 22 games with Airborne Rangers on 5th with 41 points from 23 games.
TN Stars date Namitete Young Rangers at Namitete on Sunday, Masters Security travel to Airborne Rangers on Saturday, Support Battalion meet Kamuzu Barracks Youth at Mvera on Saturday while Holy Cross travel to Mbavi United also on Saturday.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :