Outgoing TNM Super League champions Silver Strikers coach Stan Chirwa has thrown his weight behind Big Bullets to seize the 2014 championship, but the log table suggests that the championship is still too close to call.
“The title is in the hands of Bullets, it is up to them to lose it. They have had the chances to win it and it is all up to them,” Chirwa told MBC Radio yesterday.
Big Bullets lead the standings on 50 points with four games remaining, just like second-placed Moyale Barracks (47 points), whereas third-placed Blue Eagles have five games to wind up the campaign on December 6.
To win the title that has eluded them since 2005, the Bullets have to negotiate their way past bottom-placed Karonga United this Saturday, then Azam Tigers, Moyale Barracks and finish with Blantyre United.
The meeting against Moyale, who are three points behind the Bullets, could decide the title.
The Elia Kananji’s encounter with Karonga might seem easy on paper, but the rookies are fighting for their lives.
Tigers are always tough and it has taken nine games for them to lose in the second round. For Moyale, they had the home games to seal the title, but messed such opportunities.
However, the soldiers’ away record seems nothing but indifferent as they managed to stun Silver at home on Sunday.
The Bullets need more than just home backing to silence the Nicholas Mhango boys who also have to travel to Mafco, welcome Epac and Blue Eagles. Moyale struggles against fellow soldiers.
The Eagles have, apart from Moyale, dates with Airborne Rangers, Kamuzu Barracks, the Lions and Silver Strikers.