TNM Super League title contenders Nyasa Big Bullets, Silver Strikers and Mighty Wanderers have tricky fixtures this weekend.
Both Bullets and Silver are on the road whereas Wanderers are at home.
Leaders Bullets face unpredictable Civil Service United at Civo Stadium whereas Silver meet Chitipa United at Karonga Stadium before another tricky fixture against Karonga tomorrow at the same venue.
This weekend’s matches have potential to give picture in the title race. Any slip up for either Silver or Bullets will give advantage to fellow title contenders.
The People’s Team displaced Silver at the summit of the table following a 3-0 win over Ntopwa on Wednesday, to move to 42 points from 20 matches, two points above Silver, who have played 19 matches.
Bullets have struggled in the Central Region having won a single match against Blue Eagles (1-0) but dropped points against Silver (1-0), Mafco (0-0) and TN Stars (0-0).
Ahead of the match, Bullets coach Kalisto Pasuwa sounded cautious.
“At this point, we need to do more to keep our position on top. I do not think the players are under pressure,” Pasuwa said.
On the part of Civil, they might be looking for revenge this afternoon after they lost 2-1 to Bullets in the first round.
Civil assistant coach, Elia Kananji, said his troops were ready for the match.
In Karonga, it will be a tough battle between Silver and Chitipa. Silver have gone three consecutive matches without a win. They lost 1-0 to Stars before goal-less draws against Red Lions and Kamuzu Barracks.
Silver assistant coach MacDonald Mtetemera admitted that his troops have crucial fixtures.
“We must win both games at all cost. It is going to be tough but the players are in right frame of mind,” he added.
In Blantyre, Wanderers will host Mzuzu Warriors at Kamuzu Stadium. The Nomads are coming from a 2-0 win over Red Lions on Wednesday as they reclaimed third spot with 34 points from 20 matches.
Elsewhere, Mafco host Ntopwa at Chitowe Ground.