Be Forward Wanderers are seeking to improve their league standings with a victory over Epac FC when the two sides clash at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre this afternoon.
Despite registering cup success by bagging the Carlsberg Cup and also qualifying for the Fisd Challenge Cup semi-finals, the Nomads have struggled in the TNM Super League.
The Nomads are sixth on the log table with 38 points, seven behind leaders Nyasa Big Bullets with just six games to play. The club’s team manager Steve Madeira said in a telephone interview that the team wants a win at all cost against Epac.
“We have a full squad and have been preparing all week for this fixture. We cannot afford to drop points at this stage as we aim to catch up with the leaders. We have not given up on the title. We still are in contention, but we just need to win all our games,” said Madeira.
However, he admitted that their winning the league will depend on other teams dropping points. “The unfortunate thing is that we have no control of our fate.
We will depend on other teams performance. On our part, all we have to do is to win all our remaining fixtures,” said Madeira.
With in-form Peter Wadabwa and Jabulani Linje leading the offence, Wanderers can manage to dream of winning all their games. Out of the six remaining games, Wanderers will only play away against Blue Eagles in Lilongwe and Mzuni United in Mzuzu. Epac, who are on ninth with 33 points, will not be a walkover.
On a good day they can be a tough opponent. Coach Audroy Makonyola has instilled in the team a never-die spirit.
The pair of Chileso Zoya and Ranken Mwale are expected to lead the attack in a 4-4-2 formation that Makonyola prefers. “All we are praying for is fair officiation,” he said.