Fisd Wizards and Epac have admitted that their survival in the TNM Super League banks on miracles following their defeats last weekend.
Wizards suffered a 0-1 defeat by Azam Tigers at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Sunday to remain stuck at the bottom of the 15-team log-table with 21 points from 25 games while Epac are on 14th place with 24 points from 26 games following their 1-2 loss to Mzuni at Mzuzu Stadium.
Following the losses, the two sides now rely on mathematical chances to survive the chop because apart from making sure they win their three and two remaining games, respectively, they need to keep fingers crossed to see if other relegation-threatened teams suffer defeats.
They are hoping that Airborne Rangers, who are 13th on the table with 25 points from 26 games, 12th-placed Dedza Young Soccer (26 points from 26 games) and 11th-positioned Mzuni (29 points from 25 matches) drop significant number of points.
“Our survival now depends on other teams’ dropping points. However, such opportunities can materialise if we work hard to win our remaining games, including our meeting with Be Forward Wanderers at Kamuzu Stadium next Sunday,” said Wizards’ technical director Peter Mponda.
On the other hand, Epac’s chairperson Trickson Chiutsi told The Nation yesterday that they have accepted their misfortune, but they have not yet called it quits in their survival campaign.
“We are down but not out because anything is possible in football. We can get to 30 points if we win our remaining two games while other teams in the relegation zone might suffer defeats. We are hoping for such an opportunity,” said Chiutsi, whose side is expected to take on Mafco at Civo Stadium next Sunday.
Wizards have been in the elite league for a season while Epac have been surviving relegation for six seasons. n