Big Bullets FC’s 19 points lead in the TNM Super League is under threat this afternoon as they host an ambitious Blue Eagles at Kamuzu Stadium.
Despite being three places behind Bullets, a win for Eagles will take them to the summit on goal difference—that is if Be Forward Wanderers FC lose or draw against Dedza Young Soccer Stars today at Kalulu Stadium.
Nomads are second on the log table with 18 points and they have the opportunity to displace Bullets this afternoon.
In an interview prior to the match, Bullets coach Mabvuto Lungu was confident of holding on to the lead.
“It is a crucial fixture and it might be the defining moment. We are set and ready. We are at home and need just to concentrate in ‘implementing our game plan’,” said Lungu.
The return of Fischer Kondowe and Yamikani Fodya, who were with the Flames will add depth.
But Eagles too have been boosted by Micium Mhone and John Banda, who are back at the team after accomplishing Flames assignments.
“We are not intimidated playing at their base. We know they have a huge fan-base, but it will not affect our game. We will play to win. We just pray for fair officiation,” said Eagles coach Deklerk Msakakuona ahead of the fixture.
At Kalulu Stadium, Be Forward Wanderers coach Elia Kananji will have Muhammad Sulumba back in the squad and on a good day he can be a menace to defenders, which Dedza Young Soccer Stars need to be wary of.
In Lilongwe, Epac stand-in coach Abbas Makawa’s credentials are at stake as his side face Silver Strikers.
“A win will give the boys confidence,” said the club’s general secretary Obed Banda. Epac are second from the bottom on the log table.
Silver have a chance also to share the top spot on points if Bullets and Wanderers lose. Silver, like Eagles, have 16 points—three behind leaders Bullets.