Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers say they will fight tooth-and-nail to win the TNM Super League title to avoid the prospects of finishing the season without any silverware following their exit from the Fisd Challenge Cup.
Super League champions Bullets and last year’s Fisd Cup winners Wanderers have been winning at least a trophy in a season for the past three years, but after failing to grab glory in the on-going Fisd Cup and the Airtel Top 8, which went to Silver Strikers, the Super League remains their only possible solace.
The Carlsberg Cup, which has Master Security FC as holders, is no longer existent as Castel Malawi pulled out its sponsorship early this year.
Both Bullets and Wanderers saw their Fisd Cup hopes going up in smoke last weekend when they were booted out following 3-2 post-match penalty loss to Silver Strikers and 2-0 defeat by ThumbsUp Southern Region League Premier Division side Hangover FC, respectively.
Bullets chief administration officer Albert Chigoga yesterday said it would be painful to end the season empty-handed.
“The Fisd Cup exit has put us in an awkward situation. Now we have no choice but do everything right to defend the Super League title. Otherwise, it would be unfortunate to have a fruitless season after all the sacrifices the sponsors, the administration, the technical, the players and the fans injected into the 2019 campaign,” he said.
Wanderers’ chairperson Gift Mkandawire said they could not believe their eyes to see a lower league side preventing them from going further on their Fisd Cup defence mission and it would be proper to cling to the Super League title hopes.
“Now, we have to try by all means to win the Super League. It will be sad to end a season with lifting a single trophy,” he said.
In the 16-team Super League, Bullets are on top with 49 points from 23 games while Wanderers are second with a point adrift from the same number of games. Eagles are third on 44 points from 24 matches.