It might take two weeks for the Peter Mutharika Southern Region Football League (SRFL), which returns to action Tuesday, to wind up, but the race will be decided by Sunday.
Leaders Bvumbwe Research will conclude their remaining three games within six days from Tuesday whereas second-placed Nchalo United will play their remaining two games within the same space of time. Nchalo at 78 points trail Bvumbwe by a point.
The most notable encounter is the one between Bvumbwe and BNC Produsak.
So crammed are the fixtures that Bvumbwe will again welcome Evirom on Friday, then Changalume on Sunday. The Premier Division has 18 teams.
On Saturday, Nchalo will entertain Chanco then BNC on Sunday. Nchaloâ€™s hope rests on free-scoring Dave Chadewa.
Bvumbwe have an advantage as they will play all their remaining games at home where they have not lost in this campaign.
SRFL vice-general secretary Kingsley Simbeye on Saturday could not give the actual date for the end of the season, but confirmed that it will be in the next two weeks.
The league could have ended by now, but games were postponed following the death of former president Bingu wa Mutharika on April 5.
Full fixtures: Tuesday: Chanco vs Tigers Reserve @ Chirunga, Bvmbwe Research vs BNC Produsak. Friday: Evirom vs Bvmbwe Research @ Kamuzu Stadium. Saturday: Nchalo United vs Chanco, Changalume Barracks vs Nyasa United @ Zacc, Liwonde Medicals vs Lad Enterprises, Chikhwawa United vs Mwanza Eagles, Prison United vs White Eagles.
Sunday: Nchalo United vs BNC Produsak, Bvumbwe Research vs Changalume, Nyasa United vs Prison United @ Kamuzu Stadium, Mwanza Eagles vs Brave Warriors, Chanco vs Liwonde Medicals @ Chirunga.