TNM Super League defending champions, Big Bullets, have said they are targeting the 60-point mark to be certain of their league title defence this season.
Bullets currently lead the standings with 47 points from 20 matches and they are 10 points clear of second-placed Mafco who have played a game more.
Silver Strikers are third with 35 points from 21 matches and they seem to be slowly losing ground in the title race.
After beating Silver 2-0 last Saturday, Bullets team manager, Rahim Ishmael, said they were not getting carried away with their reign at the top. He added that they would remain focused on upcoming matches to reach their target.
“It is not yet over. We still have a long way to go. We are targeting 13 points from our remaining eight matches. When we get to the 60-point mark, we will definitely be declared champions because no team can reach that mark,” he said.
Ishmael added that unity was key to the club’s success this season.
“We have had a lot of challenges including injuries, but we have risen through them to maintain control of the league. We are like a family, therefore everybody works hard for the success of the team,” he said.
Looking at the title odds mathematically, Bullets could get a maximum of 71 points if they win their remaining eight matches.
Mafco could get a maximum of 58 points while fourth-placed Kamuzu Barracks could get a maximum of 55 points.
Blue Eagles have nine games remaining and they could get a maximum of 60 points if they finish the season with a perfect record in the remaining matches.
Green Harawa and Innocent Bokosi continue leading the Golden Boot race with 12 goals each.
This year’s champions would get K15 million in prize money.
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