Some teams missed out on their TNM Super League targets they set in April when the league kicked off.
The teams include Moyale Barracks, Silver Strikers and Karonga United.
Having disappointed their fans last season by finishing on position nine with 34 points, Moyale coach, Collins Nkuna, who took over from Nicholas Mhango this year, said his target was to finish in the top-eight.
However, after being satisfied with his squad and its performance, Nkuna revised the target to 30 points in the first round and the championship at the end of the league.
However, the Kaning’ina Lions missed the target by three points after accumulating 27 points from 15 games of eight wins, three draws and four losses.
Nkuna, however, is optimistic that their championship dream will be realised in the second round.
“During the recess, I will reflect on the challenges we encountered and see how we can solve them. Missing our target by three points is not all that bad. We were close, but we need to make sure that in the second round, we accomplish our target,” Nkuna said. Silver also missed their target by one point as their coach, Lovemore Fazili, earlier told The Daily Times that they wanted to finish the first round on 30 points.
The Bankers finished on second position with 29 points, having won nine, drawn two and lost four.
The league leaders, Blue Eagles, finished the round with 32 points.
Karonga, having joined the league late after the withdrawal of Chilumba Barracks, targeted 20 points in the first round.
The team’s assistant coach, Wakisa Mwambetania, set the target after registering their first win against Nyasa Big Bullets at Mzuzu Stadium.
However, Karonga won two games only, drew five and lost eight to finish on position 14 with 11 points.
Karonga coach, Kondwani Mwalweni, said after missing their target, they now want to fight for survival in the league.
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