By Antony Isaiah Jr:
The TNM Super League 2022 Season is coming to an end this weekend on Saturday as the Super League has given assignments to 6 teams.
Dedza Dynamos are travelling to Blantyre to face the Champions, Nyasa Big Bullets, Mafco are at Nankhaka against Blue Eagles while Red Lions are at home against Mighty Mukuru Wanderers.
Nyasa Big Bullets were crowned the Champions after beating Moyale Barracks six days ago. Both top four and top eight teams are already inferred as we go into the very last week of the season.
This season’s Super League as we go into the last week, 556 goals have been scored.
So far, the people’s team are the highest scoring team with 67 goals, beating their own record that they set in 2019 in which they pillaged 62 goals, Mighty Mukuru Wanderers are coming second with 52 goals.
TN Stars and Rumphi United were the teams with porous in the league, conceding 68 and 73 goals respectively while Blue Eagles are the only team to have concede less goals  while Kamuzu Barracks come second with 19 goals.
We look into this weekend’s fixture:
𝐍𝐲𝐚𝐬𝐚 𝐁𝐢𝐠 𝐁𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐯𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐝𝐳𝐚 𝐃𝐲𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐬
It’s just a formality game as Bullets have won the league and Dedza Dynamos have finished out of top four following their goalless draw against Red Lions.
The people’s team will be eager to finish the season in style as they will be ceremonially crowned as the Champions of the 2022 season as they face Dedza Dynamos.
The Salima sponsored side has recently been struggling to get points away from this season while the hosts have been superb at home this season.
Dedza have collected 17 points on the road but they have failed to have a good record as of late- losing 4 and drawing a single games with no win.
Dedza have also failed to score a single goal in their last 5 games on the road as they were beaten 2-0 by Kamuzu Barracks and Karonga United, 4-0 by Blue Eagles and Ekwendeni Hammers. They played a barren draw against Civo Service United at Champions Stadium.
With Championship already sealed, Nyasa Big Bullets will go into the game hoping for three points to make it 73-beating their own record that they set in 2019 when they amassed 70 points.
Should they get the win, Nyasa Big Bullets will equal their record that they had in 2019 when they only suffered one defeat.
This is the second meeting between the two teams and in the first round, Nyasa Big Bullets escaped with a narrow 1-0 victory at Balaka Stadium.
Dedza are winless in their last 5 games, losing to Silver Strikers, Blue Eagles twice and drawing against Civo Service United and Red Lions while Nyasa Big Bullets are fresh from a 4-1 victory over Karonga United. Since their 1-0 defeat to Mafco, they have managed to score 16 goals. They hammered Karonga United 7-0 and 4-1, Moyale Barracks 3-1 and Mighty Tigers 2-0.
𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐋𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐯𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐲 𝐌𝐮𝐤𝐮𝐫𝐮 𝐖𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐫𝐬
The two oldest teams will he locking horns at Balaka Stadium with two teams looking to finish the season in high spirit. Red Lions have already survived the relegation chop while Mighty Mukuru Wanderers have already sealed the position four after beating Sable Farming narrowly [1-0].
Wanderers have only won one game in their last 4 games which eventually led to the sacking of Alex Ngwira who publicly through a Voice Note accused the Technical director, Mark Harrison of interfering with his duty.
The Board, however, later decided to redeploy him to the position of Scouting manager with Mark Harrison taking up the hel but he was not on the touchline in a game that Wanderers played against Sable Farming.
Red Lions are coming from a goalless draw against Dedza Dynamos and to them too, a win will be a boost as they are looking to work on the necessary things that put the team in struggle this season before the next season starts.
In 33 meetings between the two teams, Mighty Mukuru Wanderers have a record of 14 wins while Red Lions have a record of 8 win with 11 games ending in stalemate.
The last time that the Zomba-based Soldiers beat Nomads in league was in 2018 when Royal Bokosi netted the only goal but Wanderers have won three of their last four meetings.
A win will see Mighty Mukuru Wanderers finishing the season with 56 points on number four while a win for Red Lions will see them climbing the table to finish the season on 11 with 32 points as they currently have 29 points.
𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐄𝐚𝐠𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐯𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐟𝐜𝐨
Another grudge match, police headquarters’ side will welcome the Salima based Soldiers, Mafco Football Club at the Nankhaka ground with their mood in high spirit as they are coming from a thick 5-0 over TN Stars, a game that the Inspector General of Police, Merlyne Yolamu was spotted in stands watching the game.
Since their 2-1 win in 2018, Mafco are yet to win a game against Blue Eagles in Super League as the Cops won 3 of four meetings.
In the first round, Arthur Moffat’s sole goal was enough for the Eagles to walk away with 3 points from Chitiwe Stadium.
In 30 meetings, Eagles have won 50% of the games while Mafco has a record of 8 wins with 7 games ending in stalemate.
Currently, the Eagles have cemented the second place with 62 points from 29 games while Mafco are on number 6 with 49 points and a win will take them to position 5 with 52 points.