With the Malawi 2015 Super League title already wrapped up by Big Bullets, the focus this weekend will be on the relegation battle, particularly on Fisd Wizards who have a mountain to climb if they are to remain in the top flight next season.
Wizards are 15th on the log table with 18 points and will need to perform a Houdini-like escape if they are to avoid the dreaded drop after a poor season. The rookies are currently in Salima for a titanic clash against Mafco at Chitowe Stadium.
Anything short of a win will be disastrous considering the fact that they are yet to play Big Bullets, Mighty Wanderers, Azam Tigers, Blue Eagles and Dedza Young Soccer.
The ramifications for getting relegated are great for Wizards considering that a spot in the Super League is worth a million Kwacha and historically teams relegated from the top flight have struggled to return back.
Apart from that, their sponsorship agreement with Fisd will only continue if they survive the chop. Peter Mponda’s boys registered their third victory of the season after beating Kamuzu Barracks 1-0 last week but they are still miles away from safety.
Five points separate Wizards from 12th placed Dedza Young Soccer and their task is as tough as climbing Mulanje Mountain.
Though Mponda is still optimistic of staying in the league, on form and current dynamics, it looks highly unlikely that Wizards will finish outside of the bottom three.
Mzuni FC, Dedza, Epac and Airborne Rangers are also fighting for their safety but they have accumulated more than 20 points from the 23 games they have played so far. Wizards will play Mafco, Eagles, Wanderers and Tigers away from home and they will face Bullets and Dedza at home.