Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers take their hunt for TNM Super League maximum points to the Central Region where tricky opponents await them from Saturday afternoon.
Bullets, who have bounced back from a sloppy start to excel in three league games on the bounce, invade Nankhaka Ground for a dance with crippled hosts Blue Eagles.
Bullets veteran winger Fischer Kondowe has been among the outstanding players, having scored in two consecutive games. He is, however, not under illusion that Saturday’s match will be a stroll in the park.
“We are not taking our feet off the pedal. It just seems every team steps up its game when playing against us. Teams are very happy if when they beat us. It is like they have defeated Barcelona. We are aware that teams target us and we are determined not to underrate any opponent,” the winger said.
Bullets can keep it tight and tidy at the back whereas the midfield is spoilt with talent, but Coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan’s emphasis has been on scoring.
Collen Nkhulambe broke the four-game goal drought four weeks ago, Kondowe and Bright Munthali built on that by scoring with regularity.
A lot will be expected from these men.
However, to find a way of scoring past Eagles would not be easy as the cops have uncharacteristically made a struggling start.
Eagles wing-back, Steve Chagoma, believes it is just a matter of time before they find their footing.
“Bullets will come here confidently knowing that we have not done well in the last three games, but it is not a crisis per say. It was just a question of us not getting the right coordination. It was just one of those bad spells,” said Chagoma, whose side has potential match winners in Micium Mhone and Gilbert Chirwa in the wings.
In Chitowe, Wanderers Coach, Yasin Osman, expects struggling hosts Dwangwa United to come out with guns blazing Saturday.
“Dwangwa have not won many games and they are afraid of sliding back into the relegation zone, so they will come hard on us. We must strive to score early and kill off the game as early,” said Osman who has a near full strength squad, save for injured Amos Bello and Ishmael Thindwa.
Dwangwa denied Wanderers maximum points last season, holding them at home and away. Osman knows the importance of collecting points if they are to win their first title since 2006.
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