After taking the TNM Super League leadership for a day last week, defending champions Big Bullets aim to topple Mighty Be Forward Wanderers again today as they take on unpredictable Mzuni FC at Mzuzu Stadium.
Wanderers are at the summit of the 15-team log table with 15 points, a point ahead of Bullets, who have played a game less so far. This means a draw in this afternoon’s encounter will get Bullets on top of the ladder on better goal difference, but the team’s assistant coach Lloyd Nkhwazi said they want nothing less than maximum points.
However, Nkhwazi said it will not be an easy task to outclass Mzuni, who have proved to be the toughest among the newly-promoted outfits having won two games against Moyale Barracks and Epac FC. Mzuni stands on the 12th position with seven points from six games.
“We have left no stone unturned in our bid to be on top for the rest of the season. We know Mzuni will be a hard nut to crack for us because we are clueless on their style of football, but we are determined to get what we want. The fact that we have no injuries in the squad gives us the advantage,” said Nkhwazi.
But Mzuni FC chairperson Albert Mtungambela Harawa said they will do their best not to let Bullets have a stroll in the park.
“Bullets are an experienced team and are enjoying an excellent form. But football is an 11-aside game; we will go flat-out to show them what it means playing in our backyard,” Harawa said.
In another interesting encounter today, Surestream FC are expected to have their first away game after enduring a spell of bad luck at home as they face Airborne Rangers at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa.
Surestream anchor the log table with two points from six games following four losses and two draws.
“We have lost a lot of points at home and probably we can find our luck through away games. This is our only chance to earn maximum points,” said the team’s technical director Peter Mponda.
In other games, Kamuzu Barracks will host Silver Strikers at Dedza Stadium as Blue Eagles will be entertaining Dedza Young Soccer Stars at Nankhaka. Battle of claws will rage at Zomba Community Centre where Red Lions will be up against Azam Tigers.