Dedza Young Soccer have opened a nine-point gap at the summit of the K6 million Chipiku Premier Division to, despite questions on their capacity, enhance Super League promotion prospects.
Unbeaten at Dedza Stadium this season, Dedza lead the 20-member standings on 53 points from 24 games whereas Support Battalion are perched second on 44 points from 22 games and could move to 50 points if they win two games in hand.
Dedza made it five unbeaten games in the second round after being held 1-1 by Nambuma United in an ill-tempered match on Sunday with the division’s top scorer Willard Dickson netting from range whereas the hosts scored from a penalty.
Willard has 20 goals and his coach Milius Pofera is excited with the top scorer and overall squad.
“We have the capacity to play in the Super League. We are able to manage away games in Chipiku and we think we can also make it in the Super League if promoted as people are making contributions to meet transport and other expenses,” Pofera explained yesterday when asked about their capacity to withstand the heat in the top flight league.
Kasungu Medicals, who drew 1-1 away at Mponela United on Sunday, are also in contention for Super League promotion on 40 points from 24 games, two points ahead of fourth-placed Mchinji Boma Stars. Hard Knockers are fifth on 36 points.
Ntchisi Wanderers anchor the table on 26 points from 28 games. Regional champions will replace relegated Chikwawa United, Blantyre United and Karonga United.