Civo, Bullets ready to rumble Having won the Super League with four games to play, the people’s team have now set their sights on finishing the 2015 Malawi Super League season with 66 points but they must overcome a highly spirited Civo Service United on Sunday at Civo Stadium.
Big Bullets won the first round match 2-1 but saw their unbeaten run in all competitions come to an end courtesy of a Raphael Phiri brace when the two teams met in the Standard Bank Knockout Cup.
However, the defending champions have registered remarkable results against the Lilongwe based giants whenever playing at Civo Stadium.
For the past four seasons, Civo have never managed to beat Bullets at their own backyard.
Speaking to Malawi24, Bullets technical director Billy Tewesa promised fireworks ahead of the match saying Civo will pay dearly for knocking them out of the Standard Bank Cup.
“They won 2-1 in the cup because some of our key players were sidelined. Now with our arsenal back, expect to see Civo well beaten at their own backyard. “We will be playing in front of our sponsors and we will finally be handed our trophy so we won’t allow them to spoil our day, expect fireworks from Bullets on Sunday,” said Tewesa.
The people’s team have no injury concerns ahead of their clash. On their part, Civo’s head coach Oscar Kaunda told the local press that his side will be vying for all the three points in order to finish in the top 8.
However, he was quick to admit that failure by his side to register wins in the opening games of the first round made it very difficult for them to finish in a good position.
“Our friends successfully defended the league yet we will be vying for all the three points because we want to finish in the top eight of the league.”
“We failed to win our opening games hence struggling to finish in the top Six. We will not go down without a fight and we are ready to face them. The match will be very entertaining and we are urging our supporters to come in full force,” he said.
Civo will have to assess the fitness of some of their key players ahead of the showdown. On current form, Nelson Kangunje and Chiukepo Msowoya will be the players to watch.
This will also be the final match for Bullets midfield maestro James Chilapondwa who will be hanging his boots having played in the top flight since 2002.
A victory for the champions will see them setting a new record of winning the league with 66 points.
As for Civo, the only way to make it into the top eight is to beat Bullets at any cost.
At the end of the match, Bullets will be awarded a trophy plus a cheque worth K15 million.