After dropping six points from three consecutive TNM Super League assignments, Nyasa Big Bullets are hoping to return to winning ways when facing relegation-threatened Sable Farming at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre this afternoon.
Bullets, who drew against Silver Strikers 2-2, Civil Service United 1-1 and Blue Eagles 1-1, are still favourites to retain the league title.
The People’s Team coach Kalisto Pasuwa refused to underrate Sable, saying injuries were haunting his side.
“It will not be an easy task as Sable is fighting relegation. We haven’t done better this month as we are yet to claim victory. We will do our best to win the match,” Pasuwa, who will likely miss fullback Precious Sambani, said.
However, Sable are heading into this match straight from the 1-0 victory over Karonga United a fortnight ago following contrasting results in their previous matches.
Before beating Karonga, the Chiradzulu-based side were 2-0 winners over relegated Rumphi United.
Sable Coach MacDonald Mtetemera said this was a must-win match.
“We are looking forward to winning this match at all cost. We are facing Bullets and need to have a proper game plan to win the game,” Mtetemera said.
Regardless of the recent blip, the People’s Team are still topping the standings with 58 points, eight above their closest challengers, Eagles, from 24 games and a win on Wednesday will surely take them closer to their 16th league title and fourth consecutive championship in a row.
The first-round match ended 1-0 in favour of Bullets, who scored through Babatunde Adepoju from the spot.