TNM Super League defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets and rivals Mighty Wanderers return to action this afternoon.
The two giants were on bye over the weekend for contributing more than three players to the Flames, which lost 2-0 to Tanzania in an international friendly last Sunday.
This afternoon, Bullets will face struggling Ntopwa United at Kamuzu Stadium whereas Wanderers will be in action against Red Lions at Mpira Stadium in Chiwembe Township.
Bullets trail leaders Silver Strikers by a point on the log table as the Bankers lead with 40 points. Both teams have played 19 matches each.
However, the match between Silver and Red Lions was abandoned in the dying minutes with the score at 0-0 after the soldiers protested a penalty which was awarded to the Bankers.
It will not be a stroll in the park for Bullets as Ntopwa Coach Karen Chaula will be looking for her first win to move Ntopwa out of the relegation zone.
With a win against Ntopwa, Bullets have a chance to overtake Silver on the log table before weekend matches. Ntopwa are 15th with 15 points from 19 matches.
Both Bullets and Silver have tricky assignments this week. Silver will face Karonga United and Chitipa United at Karonga Stadium whereas Bullets face Civil Service United at Civo Stadium.
At Mpira Stadium, the match involving Wanderers and Lions promises to be an exciting encounter.
Lions Coach Alick Chirwa was optimistic of collecting maximum points.
“We will give them a tough run for their money. We are determined to collect maximum points,” Chirwa said.
In the first round, the match ended with a 1-1 draw.
Wanderers Assistant Coach Albert Mpinganjira said morale was high in camp.
“We expect a tough match but the players are ready for the match,” Mpinganjira said.
Lions and Nomads are separated by six points on the log table. The Nomads are fifth with 31 points from 19 matches whereas the soldiers are on position 10 with 25 points from the same number of matches.