Defending champions Preambles FC and newcomers Disciples FC have engaged in a battle for supremacy in the Zomba FMB Under-20 League as they tie at the summit on 25 points.
However, Preambles have a game in hand as they have played nine games whereas Disciples have played 10 matches.
Both teams have been running neck to neck for the better part of the first round of the 12-team league expected to finish next weekend.
Preambles FC coach William Chiwanda said in an interview his side would like to defend the title this season.
“It is our prerogative to keep winning games to successfully defend the title. I have maintained the squad that reached greater heights last season which gives me confidence of doing well,” he said.
On Saturday, Disciples FC walloped Chinamwali Young Stars 4-0 whereas Preambles FC emerged 2-0 winners over their rivals Mpunga Madrid. n