Mafco FC have a chance to go top of the TNM Super League this Saturday if they can beat Be Forward Wanderers at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota.
The Salima-based side, which has 34 points from 18 games, trail leaders Blue Eagles who are on bye this weekend, by just a single point.
Mafco’s coach Thomas Maloya said in an interview on Friday that his side is determined to displace Eagles.
“This is our good chance to go top and I suppose playing at home, gives as us an extra edge.Wanderers is a good team and it is not going to be an easy match, but we will take the game to them”. He went further to say“We rarely falter when playing at home and that gives us a lot of confidence going into this match,” said Maloya in a pre-match interview.
On the other hand, Wanderers coach Eddingtone Ng’onamo said the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) outfit should not expect a stroll in the park.
“We are also looking at reviving our title hopes and we know that if we win both games, it could take us in the top three or four.
“So, it is a very important game for us and we are set for battle,” said Ng’onamo whose side is on ninth position with 28 points from 17 matches.
On Sunday, the Nomads face Dwangwa United at the same venue.
Another interesting statistic about the two teams is that their hitmen Richard Mbulu for Mafco and Peter Wadabwa for the Nomads, are joint leading scorers alongside Nyasa Big Bullets’ Chiukepo Msowoya.
Another pick of the week is that between Silver Strikers and Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC on Saturday afternoon at the former’s backyard in Lilongwe.
Silver are fourth with 33 points from 17 games and in the event that they win against Mzuni and Mafco falter against Nomads, then they will go top of the table.
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Reporting by FAM news