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Big Bullets, Nomads on the road

Blantyre arch-rivals, Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers, travel to the Central Region to fulfil two crucial assignments in the TNM Super League second round tomorrow.

With the title race over, Bullets face Blue Eagles at Nankhaka Stadium, whereas Nomads and Dedza Young Soccer faceoff at Dedza Stadium in what promises to be a thrilling encounter.

The People’s Team wrapped up the title a fortnight ago when they beat Azam Tigers 3-1 at Kamuzu Stadium, and Eagles are expected to give the champions a guard of honour.

It would be an uncomfortable experience for the Area 30 side considering that they were also aiming for the title, only to surrender it following consecutive defeats against Dedza and Epac.

Eagles assistant coach, Wilson Chidati, said a win would be a morale-booster as they are fighting for a top-four finish.

“We know that Bullets will play the game with relaxed minds because they have won the title. On our side, we will be under pressure because we need to win more than them,” Chidati said.

Bullets team manager, Rahim Ishmael, said they are taking the match seriously.

“We are prepared for the match. It would be tough, but we will give it 100 percent to win the game,” he said.

John Banda and Schumacher Kuwali are expected to lead Eagles’ attack, whereas Chiukepo Msowoya and Jaffalie Chande are carrying Bullets’ hopes.

In the first round, Bullets and Eagles drew one-all at Kamuzu Stadium.

Bullets have retained the league title on 57 points from 24 games, whereas Eagles are fourth with 37 points 23 games.

In another epic battle tomorrow, Nomads face a tough test in Dedza. The Nomads have been struggling in the second round having registered only a single victory.

On the other hand, Dedza are still in danger of facing the chop this season, but are not pushovers especially when playing at home.

The rookies have been in top form at home having beaten Eagles and Civo United in successive matches, but last week lost miserably 3-0 to fellow relegation contenders, Fisd Wizards.

Dedza coach, Millias Pofela, knows the importance of the match and a victory would be a must to save their season.

On his part, Nomads coach, Elijah Kananji, whose purpose is to finish in top six, said he is aiming at nothing short of a victory against Dedza.

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