Mafco FC’s sniper Richard Mbulu is still leading the chase for golden boot title as his two goals in his team’s 2-1 win on Saturday added his tally to 13 goals, two ahead of his closest rivals – Chiukepo Msowoya (Nyasa Big Bullets), Manasseh Chiyesa (Kamuzu Barracks) and Peter Wadabwa (Be Forward Wanderers).
Four weeks into the deciding round of the elite league, Mafco are leading the table with 37 points from 19 games, followed by Silver Strikers on second place with 36 points from 18 games and Blue Eagles on third with 35 points from 18 games.
On 4th place are Kamuzu Barracks with 34 points from 20 games while the defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets are 5th with 33 points from 19 games.
So far 153 matches hav been played as the battle for the title ensues.
This was the Nomads’ first away defeat this season and Mafco have completed a double since in the first round they managed to beat them in Blantyre.
Mafco together with defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets, Blue Eagles, Kamuzu Barracks and Moyale are yet to be beaten at home.
Mafco have scored the most goals — 34 after playing 19 matches while the defending champions from the same number of games are having the strongest backline after letting in just 11 goals.
Rookies Karonga United and MTV Max Bullets are still yet to secure victories away and have both conceded the most goals this far – 40 goals apiece.
Kamuzu Barracks have been brilliant at home hauling in 28 points from a possible 30 while Silver) are so far good travellers with their five wins and two draws securing themselves 17 points. With no point away MTV Max Bullets are the worst travelers.
Bright Munthali of Azam Tigers has managed to score five goals in a single match. Maxwell Salambula of Blue Eagles has managed two hat tricks with the others from Khumbo Msowoya of Karonga United, Gastin Simkonda of Moyale, Anthony Banda of Epac and Peter Wadabwa of Be Forward Wanderers.
Gilbert Chirwa of Blue Eagles was player of the month of April, Lughindiko Mushani of Mzuni was for May, Thuso Paipi of Silver Strikers for June and Peter Wadabwa of Wanderers for July
The player of the month of September is yet to be idneitfied.
The top scorers list so far is as follows:
Richard Mbulu (Mafco)
Chiukepo Msowoya (Nyasa Big Bullets)
Manasseh Chiyesa (Kamuzu Barracks)
Peter Wadabwa (Be Forward Wanderers)
Bright Munthali (Azam Tigers)
Anthony Banda (Epac)
Maxwell Salambula (Blue Eagles)
Kuda Muyaba (Moyale)
Gilbert Chirwa (Blue Eagles)
Lughindiko Mushani (Mzuni)
Jaffali Chande (Be Forward Wanderers)
Binwell Katinji (Silver Strikers)
Jack Chiona (Dwangwa United)
Yamikani Chester (Azam Tigers)
Moses Nankumba (Red Lions)
Nelson Kangunje (Civo United)
Gastin Simkonda (Moyale)
Matthews Sibale (Silver Strikers)