Malawi soccer fraternity attention will be at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe this Saturday where the 2022 Airtel Top 8 winner will be declared between defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets and their arch rivals Mighty Mukuru Wanderers.
Nyasa Big Bullets have one Airtel Top 8 title so far as they look to defend it while Mighty Wanderers ain to win it for the first time since it’s establishment five seasons ago.
On their way to Bingu National Stadium final, The People’s team dispatched Karonga United in the quarter finals, beating them 8-1 on aggregate before eliminating record two time winners Silver Strikers with a 3-1 semi final victory.
The Nomads on the other hand punched their ticket with a 4-0 aggregate quarter final victory over MAFCO FC before dumping out former champions Blue Eagles as they beat them 2-0.
Nyasa Big Bullets have their sights to claim the majestic quadruple. They have swept all trophies this far starting from NBS Charity Shield Cup, FDH Bank Cup, TNM Super League and now in Airtel Top 8 final.
On the other hand the Nomads are eager to win and end five years trophy drought having.
HEAD TO HEAD
The People’s team have been dominant when facing Mighty Mukuru Wanderers over the decade which has seen them claiming four cup victories out of six meeting.
In their last five meetings in all competitions, Bullets have won thrice, drawn once with Wanderers winning just a single game
Nyasa Big Bullets have announced that their lethal striker Anthony Mfune will not be available due to groin problem. Winger Misheck Seleman and midfielder Yankho Singo will also miss the clash due to injuries.
For Mighty Mukuru Wanderers they also have injury concerns as goalkeeper William Thole is a doubt after picking up a knock in their semi final win over Blue Eagles. The Nomads have received boost as defender Peter Cholopi is expected to return as he missed Semi final game due to suspension.
NYASA BIG BULLETS:
Chimbamba, Chirwa, Sambani, Simbi, Nyasulu, Willard, Idana, Petro, Mwaungulu, Adepoju, Nkhoma
MIGHTY MUKURU WANDERERS Mapila, Sanudi, Gabeya, Kung’unde, Zulu, Kaliati, Manyozo, Kumwenda, Bottoman, Msowoya, Nyangulu.