League leaders, BE FORWARD Wanderers will on 17 September kick-off their Super League second round campaign with a home match against defending champions, Kamuzu Barracks at the Balaka Stadium in Balaka District.
They are coming from a loss to arch-rival Nyasa Big Bullets in Malawi’s FA Cup sponsored by multinational brewer, Carlsberg.
The Nomads head into this week’s league football as leaders with 35 points, one ahead of Silver Strikers who remain unbeaten.
On 10 September, Silver Strikers failed to ascend to the top of the league table when they drew nil-nil against Blue Eagles in an away Lilongwe city derby played at the Nankhaka Stadium.
In other matches, Premier Bet Wizards were beaten 2-1 by Azam Tigers in a Blantyre city derby played at the Mulanje Park Stadium in Mulanje district.
Misheck Botomani, Bonda Mpinganjira and Luke Chima with the goals there.
It ended MAFCO 3 – 0 Blantyre United. Callisto Kalinda, Emmanuel Chipeta, Joseph Donsa were on target for the Salima based soldiers.
Mzuzu’s Moyale Barracks beat Red Lions 2-1 in an all MDF combat staged at Mzuzu Stadium. Kuda Muyaba, Deus Mkulu scored for the home side while Mphatso Ngwira scored through a penalty for Zomba’s Red Lions.
On Saturday, visitors Dwangwa United beat Blantyre United three nil.
As stated earlier, Wanderers who have a game in hand are on top, they are followed by Silver Strikers who remain unbeaten with 34 points from 16 matches. The strikers are six points ahead of third placed Big Bullets.
Fourth placed Blue Eagles, fifth placed MAFCO and sixth placed Moyale Barracks are tied on 25 points. The three have played 16 matches apiece.
Civil Sporting wrap the top seven with 22 points from 15 matches.
The bottom three has Dwangwa United, Blantyre United and Chitipa United. Dwangwa United sit on fourteenth with 14 points from 16 matches. They are three points ahead of Blantyre United who have played 17 matches. The Blantyre based side is tied on 11 points with anchors Chitipa United who have played 15 matches.
Mighty Be Forward Wanderers will leave the country on Saturday for Mozambique, to take part in the 75th anniversary celebrations of Quelimane attaining City Status.
Wanderers will meet a Mozambican side on Monday, August 21, as representatives of the City of Blantyre and the Malawi Government at the event.
The Blantyre City Council identified Wanderers based on the team’s outstanding performance in the TNM Super League.
They are leading the log table with 31 points in 13 games.
After their trip to Mozambique, the Nomads will travel to Mzuzu where they will play Moyale Barracks in the semifinals for the Carlsberg Cup on august 26.
This will be before they date Mzuni FC in the TN Super League the following day at Mzuzu Stadium.
Moyale Barracks have failed to maintain the second position in the TNM Super League after being held to a 1-1 draw by fellow soldiers Red Lions on Sunday in Balaka.
The Mzuzu-based soldiers are third with 22 points from 12 games, just a point short of second-placed Silver Strikers, who however, have a game in hand.
Boniface Kaulesi put Lions ahead in the 10th minute, but the lead was cancelled by Moyale’s Deus Nkutu in the 55th minute.
Silver thumped Dwangwa United 3-0 on Saturday to move from second to third.
The toast of the Bankers was Victor ‘Vibre’ Limbani who claimed a hat-trick.
In other games played on Sunday, table anchors Chitipa United lost 1-2 to Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC while Civil Sporting Club thumped Dwangwa 6-1.
On Saturday, Azam Tigers edged PremierBet Wizards 1-0 while rookies Masters Security stunned champions Kamuzu Barracks 3-2.
The Blantyre Derby between Be Forward Wanderers and NMC Big Bullets which was set for BNS in Lilongwe on Sunday was cancelled following the death of Wanderers chairman George Chamangwana.
Blantyre’s BE Forward Wanderers on 16 July extended their lead to four points in the TNM Super League following their 1-0 victory over 11th placed Masters Security away at the Dedza Stadium in Dedza district.
This despite their 2-0 shocking defeat to tenth placed Civo Sporting Club on Saturday at the Civo stadium in Lilongwe. Civo handed the Wanderers their first defeat since the league kicked off in May their by cutting short the leader’s clean sheet.
The Nomads who have four games in hand are ahead of their Blantyre city rivals Premier Bet Wizards who have 18 points from 11 matches.
The Wizards are tied on points with third placed Moyale Barracks who have a game in hand.
Lilongwe based policemen Blue Eagles are fourth with 17 points from 11 matches. The Eagles are two points ahead of their fellow security force, Red Lions who have a game in hand.
The Zomba based Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side is tied on points with eight-time record holders Nyasa Big Bullets and fellow military outfit, MAFCO.
Azam Tigers, Silver Strikers and Civil Sporting Club are on positions eight, nine and ten, in that order. The Tigers and Civil have played ten games apiece whereas the Strikers have two matches in hand.
Mzuzu based university students, MZUNI are 11th with 12 points, a point ahead of defending champions, Kamuzu Barracks. Both sides have each played nine games.
Rookies, Masters Security are two points behind Kamuzu Barracks. Behind Masters are Dwangwa United (DU) and Blantyre United (BU) who are tied on eight points. With two games in hand, DU are ahead of BU on fourteenth because they have conceded a goal less than BU’s eight who have played 12 matches.
Debutants, Chitipa United continue to anchor the 16 member elite league for a fifth week running with four points from ten matches.
2017 TNM Super League Week 11 Results
Day 23: Saturday, 15 July
Silver Strikers 2 [Victor Limbani, Mathews Sibale] - Nyasa Big Bullets 1 [Chiukepo Msowoya]
Masters Security 0 – BE FORWARD Wanderers [Precious Msosa]
Moyale Barracks 1- Blantyre United 1
MAFCO 1 [Gift Soko] - Premier Bet Wizards 0
Day 24: Sunday, 16 July
MZUNI 3-1 Blantyre United
Civil Sporting Club 2 – BF Wanderers 0
Dwangwa United 1 – Wizards 2
Silver Strikers on Sunday beat Nyasa Big Bullets 2-1 at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
Victor ‘Vibre’ Limbani opened the scoresheet for the Bankers against his former team in the eighth minute before Mathews Sibale added the second in the second half.
However, Bullets fought on and reduced the arrears late into the game through Chiukepo Msowoya.
Following the win, Silver are eighth with 14 points from eight games while Bullets are sixth with 15 points from 10 matches.
Be Forward Wanderers recovered from their first loss of the season against Civil Sporting Club on Saturday to beat rookies Masters Security 1-0 on Sunday at Dedza Stadium.
Precious Msosa scored for the Nomads who now have 22 points from nine matches.
Second-placed PremierBet Wizards failed to bag maximum points in Dwangwa Nkhotakota after going down 1-0 to Mafco FC on Sunday.
They beat Dwangwa United 2-1 on Saturday and they now have 18 points from 10 matches.
Moyale Barracks and Blantyre United played out a 1-all draw at Mzuzu Stadium.
Ibrahim Sadiki scored first for United in the 23rd minute but it was cancelled by Lesman Singini with two minutes to full time.