The battle for the TNM Super League championship rages on this afternoon with leaders Nyasa Big Bullets hoping to tighten their grip at the top as they host Savenda Chitipa United at Kamuzu Stadium.
Coming from a 1-0 victory over Red Lions, the defending champions opened a three-point gap; hence, a win today will ensure they remain in control.
But coach Kallisto Pasuwa sounded cautious on the tactical approach to the match.
He said: “One thing for sure, every team we are playing, I don’t know where they are getting the energy.
“A team that was flat throughout the season, will wake up when they are playing Bullets. That’s the challenge that we are facing in the title defence.
“So, we need players who can rise to the occasion. Not players who only work hard when we are playing big teams like Wanderers.”
Chitipa were taking on Mighty Tigers at press time and coach Christopher Nyambose said they have no pleasure of dropping points.
“When we look at the log table it scares us. We need to get out of that position at all cost,” he said.
At press time Chitipa were on position 13 just above Tigers, but a loss would mean dropping to 14th.
A loss to Bullets on the other hand will mean the leaders will be at 55 points.
However, Bullets can open a six-point gap only if second-placed Silver Strikers stumble at home against Mzuzu Warriors.
Silver assistant coach Mcdonald Yobe said they are not reading on what Bullets are doing.
“Our target is to win all our remaining matches. We are not reading too much into what Bullets is doing,” he said.
Although Mzuzu Warriors are in relegation zone, Yobe said they expect a tough game.
“Actually, teams like these are the ones that give us problems. So, we need to be careful,” he said.