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New entrants in the 2017 Super League have warned their opponents to expect tough encounters this season.

Northern Region Simama Premier Division champions, Chitipa United General Secretary, Marshal Mwenechanya, has since warned Nyasa Big Bullets against underrating them during the opener at Mzuzu Stadium on May 6.

“We have watched Bullets play and we know how to approach them. Moreover, playing at home gives us much confidence that we will surprise them,” Mwenechanya said.

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Elsewhere, Chipiku Central Region champions, Masters Security coach, Benjamin Kumwenda, said they were ready for their debut at Dwangwa United also on May 6.

“We had enough time for preparations and we have assembled a good squad. If we start the league with a win, it will be a very big encouragement to the boys. We are not underrating Dwangwa because they survived relegation last year,” Kumwenda said.

Returnees Blantyre United Coach, Leo Mpulula, has since described their recent friendly matches against Kamuzu Barracks and Mafco as encouraging.

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“We drew against the two military teams 1-1 in both games. The games gave us a picture of how to approach military teams,” Mpulula said.

“Therefore, we see no difference being drawn against Red Lions. I have assembled a squad comprising young and experienced players. This gives me the confidence that this year, we will be the better than in 2014 [when the team was relegated].”

In the main opening game, Super League champions, Kamuzu Barracks, will host Be Forward Wanderers in Lilongwe.

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