This year competition seems to be stiff with clubs not wanting to slip away from its glory. There are a number of positives to be taken so far; standard of play, attendance to matches and the commercial aspect of the game from various partners. Indeed, there have been a few cases that needs to be rectified with speed such as questionable officiation, indiscipline by players and gaffers among others. All in all, the league seems to have taken off with lots of promise.
The log table is not predictable this time around. Mighty Mukuru Wanderers FC continues to be in control of the pack and their own destiny. League leaders-Nomads-now have amassed 9 points from three wins. They are being hotly pursued by FCB Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers FC on second and third positions respectively. The two are tied on 7 points each but are separated on goal difference. In other circles this would be declared a three-horse race albeit being the beginning of the season.
If one looks at the log table two narratives would be come out thus far; the race for the title will not be easy for any single team and secondly, new entrants into the league should not be taken for granted.
It is worth to note that out of the three new sides into the league only Extreme Football Club are living dangerously on position 15. This is despite the teams brilliant showing where the defending champions Bullets would only scrape a hard-earned 0-1 victory at Civo Stadium in a highly contested and entertaining encounter.
The other two rookie sides in Chitipa United FC and Bangwe All Stars are sitting comfortably and safely on positions 6 and 10 respectively. The northern region side overcame a resilient Dedza Dynamos Salima Sugar FC side 3-1 in a fiercely fought battle at Karonga Stadium on Saturday. Whereas the Bangwe boys on Sunday drew against BLUE Eagles FC, Ma Eagle 1-1 at Mpira Stadium.
Two seasoned military sides; Red Lions FC and Kamuzu Barracks FC are finding it difficult this campaign with the former anchoring the table on position 16 while the Chiwoko troops are hanging in the relegation zone on position 14. Apart from failing to win a single match, the Reds have hauled eight goals in three matches-the highest- a number only shared by their brothers in arms MAFCO FC who are 11th position. KB on the other hand seems to be having difficulties in scoring as they have only scored twice in three matches.