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Battle for redemption in Super League

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While more focus is on the Flames this weekend, fans can still feast on potentially-exciting TNM Super League action as teams continue fighting for a change of fortunes in the second round.

Giants Be Forward Wanderers and Big Bullets are recuperating from the scars of last week’s fiery derby, but struggling sides have been given the opportunity to get their campaigns back on track.

Blue Eagles’ title challenge was halted last weekend after suffering a heavy 4-1 defeat against Mafco at Chitowe Ground.

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They were eventually displaced on the second position by Mafco who now trail league leaders, Bullets by 10 points.

Eagles have an opportunity to rekindle their title hopes when they host relegation-threatened Mzuni at Nankhaka Stadium this afternoon.

Mzuni are, however, coming from a successful weekend after beating Dedza Young Soccer Stars at home in the last round of matches.

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The newly re-opened Balaka Stadium host another crunch tie this afternoon when Red Lions welcome struggling Fisd Wizards.

Wizards’ relegation fears were compounded last weekend after going down 1-0 against Epac FC to remain bottom with 11 points from 18 matches.

Lions returned to winning ways last weekend against Epac, ironically at Balaka Stadium.

Lions’ coach Collins Nkuna said his side was aiming at finish the season on a decent position.

Currently, they are seventh with 27 points from 17 matches.

“After failing to do well in the cup competitions, our focus is now on the league. We will work hard to challenge for better positions. I am happy with my team because it has done well despite facing the challenge of the suspension of some of the key players for a long time,” he said.

With 11 matches left to wrap up the season, Wizards’ technical director, Peter Mponda, knows his side must start winning matches to maintain their existence in the country’s elite League.

Wizards have only won once in 18 matches.

“It is really surprising that we have lost more matches at home but we play well away. However, we can see some improvement in the performance of the team. The players are starting to gain experience, therefore we believe we will start getting results soon. We are not panicking,” he said.

In other matches today, third-placed Silver Strikers face Epac at Civo Stadium while Mafco host Moyale Barracks at Chitowe.

Action in Week 20 of the 2015 Super League season will be wrapped up at Dedza Stadium where the hosts will try to inflict more damage on Azam Tigers who have failed to replicate their first round performance in the second round.

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