BE FORWARD Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets complete their Central Region outing today when they play against Mafco and Masters Security FC at Civo and Dedza Stadium, respectively.
Wanderers and Bullets started their tour of the region by playing against Dwangwa United and Blue Eagles, respectively, at Chitowe and Nankhaka grounds. Both teams are getting used playing away as they have no home following the closure of Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
In view of this, Wanderers Coach, Yasin Osman, believes being away from home would not be a factor in their two games, including today’s.
“All our games are away. We want to win as many away games as possible. But our approach to today’s game will depend on our performance against Dwangwa yesterday,” Osman explained.
Wanderers, who are yet to concede in two consecutive games which they have won, have riches of talent at their disposal it is difficult predicting the line-up. However, goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa, defenders Stanley Sanudi and captain Francis Mlimbika are certain to make it into the starting XI alongside midfielder Alfred Manyozo Junior.
Striker Peter Wadabwa is yet to regain peak form, but indications are there that he might get a run against a Mafco side that is still getting used to the coaching regime of Temwa Msuku.
Winger Bernard Harawa, left-back Zikhole Nguluwe and centre back Phillip Ndlovu are the soldiers’ key players capable of making a difference. Stan Malata is also another versatile player never to be granted acres of space in the attacking third.
In Dedza, where Bullets sometimes struggle, the giants are up against an unpredictable side for Coach, Benjamin Kumwenda.
Attacker Robin Ngalande has started the season in fashion. He is among the men Bullets must handle with care for the rookies. Masters have looked solid at home whereas Bullets seem to have now found their form having done well in three consecutive league games.
It is the first league meeting between the two teams. Bullets, whose new catch Bright Munthali is living up to promise upfront, thumped Masters in a cup game last season.
It remains to be seen if new signing Nelson Kangunje will be eligible to play today. He has been waiting for his clearance.