Rabson to make debut for Eagles as they face Tigers


Coach for Blue Eagles Eliya Kananji has hinted that the newly signed attacker, Richard Rabson is likely to make his debut for the Club after completing his move from Ekwendeni Hammers.

Eagles completed the transfer of Gototo some weeks ago but they were failing to use him as he was yet to cleared by his former bosses, Ekwendeni Hammers and yet to be registered with Eagles on Mpira Connect.

Eliya Kananji while praising the talent in him has requested him and his compatriot, Christopher Gototo who was signed from Ascent Academy but was on loan at Sable to replicate their performance from their previous Clubs to the Area 30 based Cops.

“Yes, both Rabson and Gototo have travelled with the squad to Blantyre. We just want them to replicate the performance from their respective previous clubs to Blue Camp,” said Kananji.

The pacey and talented left-footed winger was released from Mighty Wanderers before joining the Mzuzu based Hammers.

Blue Eagles are on number 2 in the Super League with 36 points from 17 games and they trailing behind Nyasa Big Bullets with 12 points and Kananji said they are eager for the three points to try to reduce the gap.

He added that they have had thorough preparations for the game and hope three points will go to their side but anticipates a tough game.

Mighty Tigers are in jungle hinting for the three points, their last win was on May 8, 2022 against TN Stars.

“It will not be an easy game, yes we defeated them in the first round at our home but I hope that this time, they are eager to revenge on us. They are side that have been tough on Blue Eagles for the past years, so we are not going there relying on the past results. So we are going there with our guns blazing hunting for the 3 points.

“We have had thorough preparations and fortunately we don’t have any injury in our camp. We will miss Sankhani Mkandawire who is serving his two yellow cards but the rest are available for selection,” said Kananji.

With 16 points from 18 games, on number 12, Coach for Mighty Tigers, Trevor Kajawa is under fire as fans last weekend demanded his suck after a defeat to Sable Farming.

A win for Tigers will ease Kajawa’s pressure and will lift the Kau-Kau Boys to 19 points.

Elsewhere, Coach for Sable Farming Mcdonald Mtetemera said he is eyeing to register a back to back win as his team face the Servants, Civil Service United at Mpira Stadium.

Sable are coming from a convincing 2-0 win over Tigers last weekend while Franco Ndawa’s men are coming from a 1-all draw against City rivals, Silver Strikers.

The Chiradzulu-based Farmers are on number 13 with 14 points while Civil Service United sit 9th with 22 points.

MacDonald Nginde Mtetemera,Sable Farming FC coach,says he is looking forward to win this match to maintain their winning formular and they are set up for the clash at Mpira Stadium this afternoon.

“I believe it will be a good game, I have told the boys to play accordingly and maintain our focus of winning at least eight games this second round so that we should be secured of finishing in top eight or ten.

“We are expecting to have a very good game looking at the fact that we are coming from a 0-2 win over Tigers FC,our opponent drew 1-1 with Silver Strikers last weekend,all the boys are motivated and the morale in camp is high but this is different team so we will play according to how Civil is,I have told the guys to play according to the plan.

“We dropped maximum points in the first round, I can’t promise much but we will play to win as you aware the points are vital to us,we need them badly.

His counterpart Franko Ndawa said the aim of Civil is to collect three points.

“Our aim is to collect three points. We have told our boys to put extra gear for us to win the game,” said Ndawa.

Actions continue on Sunday with a fiercely contested Blantyre Derby between Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Wanderers, Kamuzu Barracks will take on Karonga United.

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