Soccer pundits in the north have tipped Moyale Barracks to be one of the strongest contenders for the upcoming TNM Super League season expected to kick off this Saturday.
The Lions of Kaning’ina have never won the TNM sponsored league despite having finished as runners up to Silver Strikers and Big Bullets in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
One of the renowned soccer analysts in Mzuzu Braxton Maloya has tipped Moyale to lift the prestigious trophy come December, 2015 despite being without their talisman strikers Gastin Simkonda who will be out for a peace –keeping mission and Deus Mkutu who is injured.
“Moyale have the attributes of having a great season, they proved this when they dismantled Bullets in [a] Gotv [Soccer] Challenge last Saturday.
“They have momentum on their side to fight up to the end,” he said.
Maloya said the competition will be tougher than ever considering that other teams such as Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers have biffed up their squads with experienced and foreign players as they have a better financial muscle.
However, former Flames and Moyale defender Elvis Kafoteka has a contrary view. He is worried about the Mzuzu based soldiers’ striking force.
“Without Gastin Simkonda and Deus Mkutu, Moyale will have problems. These are top strikers and we cannot lie that Moyale will not miss them, unless they find replacements,” he said.
Moyale Barracks, who are expected to start their campaign in Dedza against Young Soccer Rangers popularly known as the Rockies on Saturday and Kamuzu Barracks on Sunday, will start this season with high morale in their camp after defeating Bullets 3-2 a week ago.
Moyale Barracks FC Manager, Lieutenant Herbert Msowoya, has also expressed optimism that his side will have a good season.
“We are geared up for this season, our aim and objective is to be at the top come December,” he said, sounding confident.
Meanwhile Msowoya has revealed that their goal machine (Deus Mkutu) is expected to start training within the next two weeks after being sidelined for about six months.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :