With the TNM Super League first phase heading close to the half-way mark, rookies Kabwafu FC will today be looking for their first win on the road while Red Lions have to preserve their clean slate.
The Mzuzu rookies, Kabwafu, who lie second from the bottom on 10 points from 12 games, take on stubborn Blantyre United in Kalulu Stadium today.
Placed sixth on the standings with 20 points, United are coming into this match in confidence mode having punished Mafco 4-1 last Sunday in Lilongwe. With seven goals, striker Muhamad Sulumba is the man Kabwafu defenders have to be wary of.
In another game today in Balaka, Mighty Wanderers face unpredictable Escom United who are desperate to get off the foot of the table where they languish on eight points from 11 games.
The Electricians are 10 places behind the Nomads who have 23 points from 13 games.
During the week, Escom general secretary Richard Samba was confident that the Electricians would find their feet again.
“We should beat Wanderers. The team might be bottom, but this is not a fair reflection of our play. We have a good team, but what lacks is that ounce of luck to put away the chances,” Samba said.
Noel Mkandawire, Aico Maluwa and Manase Chiyesa are the front runners who could cause problem to Wanderers defence. The Nomads will be without captain Foster Namwela currently undergoing trials at Black Leopards, South Africa. Wanderers midfield will certainly miss the services of Alfred Manyozo Jnr and Innocent Jere.
The duo are also trying their luck at Flamengo Santos in Botswana.Wanderers, under caretaker Felix Fosiko and assistant Albert Mpinganjira have won the last two games, beating Blue Eagles 2-0 and Bvumbwe Research 4-0.
Tomorrow, the roaring Lions, who are the only unbeaten side in the league after 11 games, welcome Blue Eagles in Zomba.
Boniface Kaulesi and Dan Katunga are the hungry lions that have devoured many opponents. It would be interesting to see how the Eagles would cope with the marauding lions.
The cops should work hard on their second worst record of leaking in 21 goals with Bvumbwe Research, at 25 goals, as the worst.
Tomorrow, holders Silver Strikers bounce back after a week-long break to entertain Mafco FC.