As the K90 million TNM Super League enters the fourth week, big guns—defending champions Big Bullets, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers will be on bye having contributed a number of players to the national team.
On Saturday, there will be only one match when Azam Tigers, who have seven points from four games, host Blue Eagles who also have the same number of points.
The setting is Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Blue Eagles head coach De Klerk Msakauona has said a win over Tigers will build their confidence of winning the league title this season.
The Eagles mentor said Tigers proved to be a stumbling block on their mission of winning their first league title last season.
The winners of Saturday’s match will go to sleep as league leaders on 10 points from four games. They have seven points apiece, two points behind current leaders Mafco FC who will host fallen giants Civo United at Chitowe in Dwangwa on Sunday.
Despite missing the services of their deadly duo John Banda and Micium Mhone, who are with the national team in Zambia, Msakakuona believes they will carry the day.
“We know this will be a tough and an unpredictable battle. But we will treat this game as a league title decider. We cannot continue to play second fiddle to them,” he said.
On his part, Tigers coach Gerald Phiri, whose side lost their last season’s key players Stanley Sanudi and Isaac Kaliati to Mighty Be Forward Wanderers, said they will take the game as any other match.
“I believe this will be a very exciting game. Eagles are a good side but have we will not let them beat us. We will go flat-out on the attack,” Phiri said.
In other games slated for Sunday, it will be a derby afternoon in Mzuzu when Moyale host Mzuni.
At Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, Peter Mponda’s Surestream FC will be itching for their first points in the top-flight league when they host Red Lions at Kamuzu Stadium while Dedza Young Soccer will entertain Leo Mpulula’s Epac FC at Dedza Stadium.