Super League of Malawi: weekend preview

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With another round of fixtures coming up in the 2020/21 TNM Super League this weekendFARPost looks to what promises to be two more days of eye-catching top-flight football with some teams in action between Saturday and Sunday. 

Early league leaders Red Lions and defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets go head-to-head, with one or both teams set to drop points.

Striker Chimango Kaira scored a hat-trick last week for Big Bullets and he will be the man to watch in this encounter. The two sides will meet at Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday, but there are plenty of matches to look out for.

 

The first match of the week will see Blue Eagles returning to Blantyre for the second time to play Mighty Tigers at Mpira Stadium in Chiwembe.

This will be Eagles’ second game of the season after they drew 0-0 with Bullets in the opening match of the new campaign. With Tigers coming from a 1-0 defeat to Red Lions last week, they will be looking forward to bouncing back after they started the season on a high in their first match where they defeated TN Stars at the same venue.

When the two teams met last season, Eagles won 1-0, but it will be a different story in Saturday’s match.  

At Civo Stadium, Civil Service United will play host to Mzuzu Warriors. The hosts have four points from two games, having won the Lilongwe derby 2-1 before dropping points at Chitowe to MAFCO FC, it will be Mzuzu Warriors’ second match of the season.

The Mzuzu-based side drew 1-1 with BE Forward Wanderers in the week one of the new season. The final match of the day will see struggling Moyale Barracks welcoming MAFCO FC at Mzuzu Stadium. The Lions of Kaningina haven’t started well this season after losing their two opening matches. They lost 3-0 to Ntopwa FC before in the first week after being beaten 2-1 by TN Stars the following week.

As for MAFCO FC, they have two points from two games having drawn all their opening two matches at home.

  

On Sunday, Bullets might go top if they beat high flying Zomba-based Soldiers at the country’s oldest Stadium. The last time the two teams met was in 2018 when Bullets recorded a 3-0 victory to win the title and at the same time, sending the Soldiers to the Premier Division.

However, history is on the side of Bullets, but current form favours Red Lions who are top of the standings after collecting six points from their two games last week. It’s a match of mixed fortunes, with Bullets coming from the North with one win and one defeat, whilst all is well for the military side which has started on a very high.

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By Prince Sobayeni

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