In Mzuzu, the race is between defending champions City Rangers and City Stars. Rangers are on top with 58 points from 23 games while Stars have 56 points from 22 games. Police Youth are third with 48 points.
In Blantyre, three teams are competing for the top two positions and these are Sporting Leopards, Wanderers Youth and Ntopwa Super Boys.
“There is change in the format as last year only regional champions qualified for national finals whereas this year, two top teams from each region will be at the national finals to be played in Blantyre,” said National Youth Football Committee (NYFC) general secretary Alfred Lungu.
Lilongwe will be represented by Hungry Lions and Young Dynamos.
“By now all the three leagues could have been completed, but games were postponed because of the mourning period for president Bingu wa Mutharika,” said Lungu.
He, however, said the date for the national finals will be announced after consultations with sponsors.
FMB defending national champions Green Dynamos, from the Central Region, have failed to sparkle as they are third from bottom.