Mighty Be Forward Wanderers are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to topple TNM Super League leaders, Silver Strikers.
The Nomads hope to reclaim the top spot when they face Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC at Mzuzu Stadium this afternoon.
A win in this afternoon’s encounter will give Wanderers some breathing space ahead of the two sides’ next weekend fixture to wrap up the first-round.
The top position has been a two-horse race between the two giants.
The Bankers toppled Wanderers after triumphing 2-1 in a Lilongwe derby against rivals Civil Sporting Club.
But with just a point separating the two sides, Wanderers can reclaim the position if they overcome struggling Mzuni.
Though the Green Intellectuals have been going thorugh a bad patch, the Nomads are aware that the statistics are against them.
Wanderers failed to beat Mzuni twice last season both at home and away, losing 4-2 in Mzuzu and a one-all draw at Kamuzu Stadium.
Team manager Steve Madeira said they have been losing sleep over this afternoon’s fixture.
“They [Mzuni] have always given us problems. We failed to beat them last season, but this time, we will not allow that to happen,” he said.
Mzuni have been struggling in the league this season as they perch just above relegation zone on position 13 with 16 points from 14 games.
Sulom rescheduled the match from last week to this afternoon to pave way for the Nomads trip to Mozambique for an international friendly match and Mzuni fumed, arguing that they had wasted resources in preparation for the encounter.
This afternoon they have the chance to prove they had a point.
Mzuni coach Alex Ngwira knows he is facing the guillotine as some quarters of the students outfit supporters are already calling for his head. n