Big Bullets and Blue Eagles’ TNM Super League unbeaten run gets a real test this Sunday when they clash at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
So far Bullets, Eagles and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers are the only teams yet to taste defeat in the flagship league.
Bullets, who are the defending champions, top the log table with 19 points from nine games having won five and drawn four.
Breathing down their neck on second position are the Nomads who are trailing by just a point but with a game in hand.
Eagles are fourth with 16 points from eight games just like third-placed Silver Strikers.
Bullets assistant coach Lloyd Nkhwazi predicted a tough battle.
“Obviously it will be a very tight contest because both teams will be out to maintain their unbeaten record and as for us, we still want to remain at the top,” said Nkhwazi.
He, however, acknowledged that playing at home could give them a slight advantage over the cops.
Eagles’ mentor Deklerk Msakakuona also said he is anticipating a tight-throat affair.
“This could be a stern test for us considering that we are playing against a team that has not lost at home for sometime now. But we are ready,” said Msakakuona.
Bullets will be welcoming back their right back Pilirani Zonda who was nursing an injury. Also returning will be their veteran captain Fischer Kondowe and Yamikani Fodya who were are with the Flames.
Eagles’ inspirational midfielders John Banda and Mecium Mhone will also be returning to their fold after national duty.
At Kalulu Stadium in Nchalo, Wanderers will be hoping that the beat rookies Dedza Young Soccer at the same time praying that Bullets should slip up against Eagles for them to return to the summit of the table.
In another match scheduled for Sunday, Epac host Silver at Civo Stadium in the capital city.