Injury concerns are mounting for Mighty Be Forward Wanderers who will attempt to stretch their unbeaten run against Kamuzu Barracks this season when the two teams meet on Wednesday in the Carlsberg Cup at Kamuzu Stadium.
In the league game a few days ago on the same venue, the Nomads clipped the soldiers 2-1.
The Nomads will be basking with confidence having lifted the trophy last year after beating their rivals Nyasa Big Bullets in Lilongwe.
Wanderers assistant coach Elijah Kananji is likely to make a host of changes as the club has suffered significant blow following a series of injuries in the Nomads camp.
The Lali Lubani Road club will miss the services of Rafiq Mussa, Isaac Kaliati, Malumbo Gondwe, Jabulani Linje, Patrick Gunde, Nenani Juwayo and Peter Munthali due to injuries.
However, despite these injuries the Nomads have a deep squad and likely Kananji will not press the panic button.
For instance,he still has vastly experienced players like Jaffali Chande, Alfred Manyozo jnr,Peter Wadabwa, Jimmy Zakazaka and Harry Nyirenda available for selection.
On the other side,Kamuzu Barracks will be invading Blantyre on a revenge mission and likely the likes of Harvey Nkacha will lead this mission.
Notable players to watch for the soldiers are Dave Banda,Diof Simaone and Manase Chiyesa.
The winner in Wednesday’s game will face Prison United in the quarter finals.