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Match Preview: Nyasa Big Bullets vs TN Stars

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Nyasa Big Bullets will be looking to bounce back in the TNM Super League title race when they host TN Stars at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The People’s Team suffered a second defeat of the season when they lost 0-1 away to Silver Strikers last week to trail nine points heading into this afternoon’s match whilst TN Stars are coming from a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Red Lions on Friday.

On paper, the hosts could be viewed as the more desperate of the two sides, with just a point from the last two matches and a win is surely a must for the defending champions.

Kalisto Pasuwa’s men are heading into the final match of the first-round in the 2020/21 season unbeaten at home, a record they have maintained for eight straight seasons.

A victory on Saturday will see The People’s Team cutting the gap to six points heading into the second-round, which commences next week as teams will not have a break in the season that was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bullets have so far collected 26 points from 14 games, while the Bankers have 35 points from 15 matches.

Team News

Bullets have almost the entire squad except for a few injuries that include Meshack Seleman, who started against Silver Strikers last Saturday but was replaced after picking a knock. The midfielder’s availability this afternoon is uncertain.

Goalkeepers Rabson Chiyenda and Ernest Kakhobwe are also not available for selection after missing the last seven games Bullets have played since the resumption of the league last month.

Recently, The People’s Team welcomed back striker Hassan Kajoke from his injury giving more options for the team upfront, with youngsters Stanley Billiat and Alick Lungu also available for selection.

Head-to-head

Bullets and TN Stars have met in four league matches since 2018, with the 15-time league winners claiming victories in all the matches and the Kasungu side failing to even register a goal past the Blantyre giants.

2018 SEASON

TN Stars 0-4 Nyasa Big Bullets

Nyasa Big Bullets 2-0 TN Stars

2019 SEASON

TN Stars 0-4 Nyasa Big Bullets

Nyasa Big Bullets 2-0 TN Stars

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