TNM Super League, third placed team, Blue Eagles are up in a midweek encounter with lakeshore based 11th placed Mafco at Nankaka ground.
The Area 30 Cops had a fruitful Sunday afternoon some three days ago when they c hopped bottom of the table team, Chitipa United 3-0 on the same venue.
The midweek encounter can be best described as “battle for points” as the race for the title is now shaping up with Mighty Be Forward Wanderers on the summit with 19 points from seven games.
The last time, Blue Eagles played in a midweek fixture they came from behind to hold Silver Strikers 1-1 at Civo stadium and they got their equalizer just 14 minutes to time.
Mafco had a nasty travel when they last played in Lilongwe and they hosted the current leaders Wanderers at Civo stadium.
They were outplayed and were beaten 3-0 and they need to re-write that record this time around when they face much improved Blue Eagles.
Blue Eagles have played 10 games with 16 points Mafco have played eight games with 11 points.
“We are prepared for the game on Wednesday against Blue Eagles. All the ground work has been done and we are ready for the show down at Nankaka,” Mafco Coach Temwa Msuku said this in an interview from his base in Salima on Tuesday morning.
He said the game is very crucial to us taking account that a loss or draw will have a negative impact on our standing on the log table.
Msuku viewed that teams bottom of us, they are also looking forward to winning games so that they should equal or over take us on the log standings.
Mafco Coach pointed out that they were aware that their opponents started the season on bad note but lately have picked up for the better.
Msuku said they have no injury worry so far but they only set back on the suspension of their defender, Stain Malata, who had cumulative cards.
“Am happy that his suspension is ending tomorrow and we have a right replacement in his position. This will not worry us much for Wednesday’s game,” he added.
Chairperson for Blue Eagles Football Club, Assistant Superintendent ,Alexander Ngwala said the game will be crucial considering that they have played continuously without resting.
He said some of the key players will not play due injuries and we will still fight on to be on the summit of the league.
“On Wednesday our team will carry the day. God is merciful. He will always want to see us win,” Ngwala hoped.
He said the morale among the players is high and they are ready to beat Mafco at home.
The Chairperson urged all Blue Eagles supporters to come in their large numbers to cheer their team.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :