Kamuzu Barracks (KB) head coach Billy Phambala has heaped praise on his charges for executing his game-plan this season.
The soldiers have a slender lead at the top of the TNM Super League with 52 points from 27 games, just above second-placed Blue Eagles from the same number of games.
Phambala said the team managed to recover from a bad start at the commencement of the season because of team character.
“We are strong and difficult to beat. I salute my players for the wonderful job and they deserve respect for that. At the start of the season, nobody gave us a chance to be title contenders but we have proved the doubters wrong,” he explained soon after beating Civo United 1-0 on Saturday, thanks to Kelvin Hanganda’s goal.
Phambala said his side must exercise caution in the remaining games.
If KB win their remaining three games, they will be crowned champions.
Davie Banda, Harvey Nkacha, Pilirani Makupe and goalkeeper Lemani Nthala have been in spectacular form for the soldiers this season.
Makupe alongside Pempho Kamsichiri, Mustafa Salimu and Vincent Mphepo have formed a rock-solid defence.
Former Big Bullets forward, Andrew Chikhosi, said this year’s title race is the most exciting ever.
“ I believe the championship will be decided in the final week of the season. The most consistent team among the title contenders will win the league,” Chikhosi said.
KB have a fixture against Blue Eagles at Nankhaka, a trip to Chitowe against a resilient Dwangwa United and a home game against Karonga United.
KB started the season on a low having gone three games without a win but Phambala turned the tables around.
In the opening three games of the season, the team lost 4-1 to Epac and went down by 3-1 margins to Karonga and Moyale Barracks.
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