Nyasa Big Bullets can finish third on the TNM Super League log table if they beat Azam Tigers at Chilomoni Stadium in Blantyre Saturday afternoon.
A win would push the People’s Team to finish the first-round on 28 points, behind Silver Strikers (32 points) and Be Forward Wanderers (34 points). Silver and Wanderers are set to clash tomorrow at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.
Bullets are coming from their tough Carlsberg semi-final, which they won 2-1 against Red Lions in Lilongwe last week.
Bullets will certainly bank on Nelson Kangunje, Chiukepo Msowoya, Bright Munthali and Collen Nkhulambe.
However, Bullets will miss the services of their Head Coach, Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan, who is on an extended holiday. Goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe and left-back Yamikani Fodya are with the national team in Morocco for friendlies.
Ramadhan went back home to Burundi soon after being suspended from the team.
In the absence of Ramadhan, Elia Kananji will continue to manage the team.
Unlike their archrivals, Be Forward Wanderers, Bullets are able to score in their matches regardless of the number of goals.
Tigers, on the other hand, expect to bounce back from their seven successive games without a win.
Maximum points for the 11th placed Tigers will push them to position eight or nine.
The Kau Kau boys have 18 points, a point behind Premier Bet Wizards and a point above Masters Security FC.
Definitely, Martin Chongwe, Luke Chima and Clifford Kankhuni are the players to watch for the coach Patricio Kulemeka’s side.
However, playing as hosts at Chilomoni Stadium does not give Tigers an upper hand as Bullets have equally been good when playing at the venue.
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