TNM Super League champions designate, Big Bullets, have targeted 69 points to surpass the record of the now-defunct Escom United, who won the crown with 65 points in 2007.
The People’s Team face Blue Eagles on Sunday at Nankhaka Ground in Lilongwe.
The cops, who finished on position three last season, return to action after spending almost two weeks without league games.
Last season, Bullets were crowned champions with 62 points to match Be Forward Wanderers’ achievement of 2006 and 2007 when they won the championship with similar points.
Then Escom broke the jinx in 2007-2008 season after winning the title with 65 points
Now, Bullets have four games remaining, including against Blues Eagles, Fisd Wizards and Civo United.
If Bullets, who lead on 57 points, win all the games, they will take them to 69 points.
Bullets veteran James Chilapondwa, who was part of the squad that won the championship in 2007 with Escom United, said it was possible to break that record if the team continues working hard.
“I remember that we were the best team and as boys, we worked hard because we knew that other teams were trying to stop us. Now I am here at Bullets. Last season, we finished with 62 and this year our maximum points are 69. I am sure if we can play well our cards, we can achieve it,” Chilapondwa said.
Bullets vice- general secretary, Kelvin Moyo, said the committee has given the technical panel a target of 69 points as one way of impressing their sponsor, Nyasa Manufacturing Company, who will for the first time, watch the team at Nankhaka.
“We want to break a record by finishing the league on a high note and we have told the technical panel to act seriously on this. We want to win all the games despite winning the title already,” Moyo said.
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