Blantyre-based Super League giants Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers are hoping to put behind their disappointing weekend as they shift their attention to the TNM Super League battle for points.
Defending champions Bullets host Mafco at Kamuzu Stadium while Wanderers take on Mighty Tigers at Mpira Stadium in Chiwembe Township, Blantyre.
The People’s Team’s match comes after the team lost 3-1 to South Africa’s AmaZulu to crash out of the 2021 CAF Champions League with 3-2 aggregate.
Bullets’ Zimbabwean coach Callisto Pasuwa said the CAF Champions League disappointment is now in the past as Bullets now target maximum points against the sixth-placed Salima-based Malawi Defence Force outfit.
Bullets lead the table with 55 points from 26 games while second-placed Silver Strikers, who have played a game more, have 52 points.
With the Central Bankers hosting relegated Ntopwa FC at Nankhaka in Lilongwe, Bullets cannot afford to drop points.
Silver are in high spirits after thrashing Wanderers 3-0 to reach the inaugural FDH Bank Cup final.
But Silver assistant coach McDonald Yobe said they have put behind the victory and are now concentrating on the league title race.
He said: “That is in the past. Our attention is now on the league title battle. We need to win our remaining three matches and see what will happen next.”
Third-placed Nomads’ under fire coach Bob Mpinganjira needs a win to pacify the Nomads who have been demanding for his dismissal following the team’s exit from the FDH Bank Cup.
Mpinganjira said he hoped for an improved performance in today’s match.
“We didn’t just play well in all departments in that game. Things did not go the way we had planned. We can only say sorry to the fans by winning this match,” he said.
A victory will help the Nomads, who have 45 points, to put pressure on Silver and create a gap between them and fourth-placed Karonga United who also have 45 points, but have played three games more.