The 2012/13 TNM Super League championship and relegation candidates are already known, but hosts Blue Eagles and Civo United share a belief that there is still something to fight for in their meeting today.
Contacted separately, Civo caretaker coach Thom Mkolongo and his opposite number Deklerk Msakakuona mentioned a desire to finish sixth as their ultimate motivation.
More motivated should be Eagles, who occupy the sixth position on 41 points from 26 games with two games to go. Civo are ninth on 36 points also from 26 matches.
“Those that win their remaining two games between us and Civo will be assured of the sixth-place finish. We, therefore, cannot afford finishing outside the top six,” Msakakuona said on Monday.
Eagles, whose match winners include winger Micium Mhone and striker Innocent Bokosi, go into this game having drawn 0-0 with Azam Tigers at Nankhaka Stadium on Saturday.
On the other hand, Civo have had an indifferent run and cannot afford to lose this game. But they will be without suspended wing-back John Lanjesi while winger Dave Ng’ambi, who had a knock.
“There is still something to fight for in the league for us. We cannot sit on our laurels. The desire is to finish on a sound note,” said Mkolongo, whose side beat Eagles 2-1 in the first round.