…… as they take on Gomes at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in a mouth watering encounter.
Mufulira Wanderers will arguably have a tricky affair this afternoon against Acid boys in Ndola at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium. Gomes stand 6th on the log having lost only 2 games and winning 8 at their home ground. The 2 home loses coming from Indeni and Konkola Blades. The other 2 loses have come away from their home group making it a total of 4 loses.
On the other hand, Mufulira Wanderers has only lost once this season and that was at home to Kansanshi Dynamos with Indeni following with 2 losses in the games played this far.
Wanderers boast of 16 wins, 2 more than any other team and are the leading goal scorers with 38 goals compared to 26 for Gomes. They too boast of the best defense team together with Kansanshi having conceded only 11 times.
With that record, Mufulira Wanderers
find themselves in first place on the table by a difference of five points and a very health goal difference of 27 against second placed Indeni. Their last two draws in last 5 games are still fresh and are still lingering in their minds. Therefore, they would want to take maximum points and pile more pressure to the chasing pack, otherwise pressure will turn on them should they fail to win this game and Indeni wins their match next week though it is hard to believe that they would fall apart in this encounter against a very young but talented Gomes.
Gomes’ coach is showing no signs of doing anything different to get his team’s hope of believing against the log leaders. They have one loss and a draw in the last six games with their week 23 encounter ending in a draw. Before then, Gomes had lined up three straight wins which had put pressure on the teams in the top four. Based on that evidence of form, Gomes posses a threat to this Mufulira side and Justine Chinama should be wary of this threat.
A win for Mufulira Wanderers will open up a 8 point gap at the top though with a game more as other teams are off this weekend and that would be a big boost as the team prepares for the Barclays Cup against Power Dynamos the next weekend.
Gomes will also be looking to break into the illusive top four above Konkola Blades should a win against Mighty materialize.
On form guide and potential pointers of the winners in this encounter, it is still pointing at the visitors who definitely are in superb form serve for the 2 draws that they have recorded in the last 5 games.