Battle for Points, Wanderers, Eagles, Mafco at Home


Mighty Mukuru Wanderers will welcome Mighty Waka Waka Tigers at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the tnm Super League.

The two teams played a goalless draw in the first round and again, this time around, it will be another difficult game as the two teams have different targets.

Wanderers will need to get maximum points and pray for Blue Eagles to drop points as they face Moyale at home for them to occupy second place with 34 points.

The Nomads are on number three with 31 points from 16 games and they are 2 and 11 points adrift of the second and first-placed teams respectively.

On the other part, Mighty Waka Waka Tigers are without a victory in their last 9 games in all competitions as their last victory dated back in May when they defeated TN Stars by a goal to nill and they sit 12th with 15 points.

However, Tigers Technical Director Reuben Alufandika said they will kickstart their winning ways with Wanderers.

“Abambo” Alufandika said beating Wanderers is not a tough job as the Nomads still exist in the country due to the presence of Mighty Tigers saying they are the ones who give the Lali Luban Based side players.

Alufandika said, “It will be a good game I hope. We are the ones who give them players. To be where they are at the moment is due to the presence of team mbambande Mighty Tigers. We are ready for them come weekend.”

Abambo revealed that all players for the Tigers will be available for selection.

“It’s full house, my brother, we just ask all people who love Tigers, Maule to come to cheer up to Tigers, ” Maule Tinyamule,” chanted Alufandika.

The last time the two teams met, the game ended in a goalless draw at Mpira stadium.

Mighty Wanderers Technical Director, Eddington Ng’onamo says they are allowing dropping points this second round.

“Last time we played draw game but this time the morale is high and we are hopeful that we will beat them. We don’t have to draw or lose this time around,” said Ng’onamo.

Stanley Sanudi, Yamikani Chester, Isaac Kaliati, Peter Cholopi are some of the players that are currenàpàtly playing for Nomads but are from Tigers.

The game is expected to be the last game for Eddington Ng’onamo and Joseph Kamwendo as the head coach and assistant coach respectively. The Nomads are reported to have reshuffled their technical panel with Alex Ngwira appointed the new head coach while Albert Mpinganjira will take over the role of Assistant Coach.

Joseph Kamwendo has been demoted to the reserve side and he will work as the assistant coach to Bob Mpinganjira.

Elsewhere, Moyale Barracks Football Club Coach, Prichard Mwansa said he targets to collect three points as the Lions’ of Kaning’ina visit Blue Eagles on Saturday afternoon.

Mwansa said they know that it will be a tough game but they will fight until the last whistle.

“We are in Lilongwe for three points, and we shall fight until the last whistle. We are not in a good position but I believe that with the performance that we saw against Tigers last week, it will be much better for us to collect three points,” sad Mwansa.

Blue Eagles beat Moyale Barracks in the first round at Mzuzu Stadium by a goal to nill courtesy of Chikondi Mvula’s late strike and Mwansa said they are in Lilongwe for a mission.

“Yes we lost in Mzuzu, they scored in the late minutes but this is another game and we are not fearing anything. We know that they gonna do anything at their home but we are more than ready to block them from doing that and we want positive results,” added Mwansa.

Moyale have beefed up their squad with many new faces including their veteran striker, the 2014 golden boot winner, Gasten Simkonda and he was on target in their last two games, the Kaning’ina Soldiers mentor said the presence of may option in his team has risen his players’ effort.

“We have many new faces and this is helping us in bringing in competition. Simkonda is helping us in encouraging these young players.”

Taking his turn, Blue Eagles who are coming from a one nill victory over Karonga United, assistant coach, Christopher Sibale anticipates a tough game.

He said, “It will be a difficult game but as Blue Eagles, we are ready for the game. We are at home and we will do everything to get the results. We don’t need to lose points as we are trying to catch up with the league leaders.”

Sibale said his players are showing the willingness to play and it’s encouraging.

“The morale is high, and also the addition of new players has ignited the competition in our team,” he added.

Sibale added that Blue Eagles’ new players in the name of Christopher Gototo and Richard Rabson are expected to make their debut for the club on Saturday.

Blue Eagles sit second on the table with 33 points from 16 games and they are 9 points adrift the League leaders, Nyasa Big Bullets who play their 17th game away from home against Rumphi United on Sunday.

Moyale are on number 8 with 20 points from 16 games. They will travel to Blantyre to face Nyasa Big Bullets in the FDH Bank Cup round of 16 7 days later.

In another game, Ekwendeni Hammers will face Mafco FC at Chitowe Stadium.

Mafco are coming from an impressive 3-1 win over Silver Strikers in Lilongwe last weekend while Ekwendeni Hammers played a goalless draw to Rumphi United.

Action in Super League continue on Sunday as Nyasa Big Bullets visit Rumphi United,

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