Nyasa Big Bullets face Civil Service at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre this afternoon as they search for a win to inch closer to the 2022 TNM Super League title.
The fixture comes just four days after the People’s Team beat Red Lions 3-1 on Wednesday.
In a pre-match interview on Thursday, Bullets coach Kallisto Pasuwa said he will miss John Lanjesi, Alick Lungu and Ernest Petro due to injuries.
Lanjesi and Lungu suffered knocks while Petro is nursing a calf injuries.
Frank Willard and Sambani are also doubtful for the match due to injury.
However, Pasuwa insisted that the team can do the job despite the absence of the named players.
He said: “We have a large squad and the midweek fixture will not affect our drive. We have a number of good player in each position.
“We just need to work on managing our squad and produce the best from each member of the squad considering the number of fixtures coming up.”
The Zimbabwean tactician said Civil Service are a good opponent.
He said: “Civil Service are one of the most improved sides. They play with shape and we should not underrate them despite our superior record against them.
“It is folly to dwell on past results. These current players should create their own history. This is an important game and we have made that known to the players.”
Bullets have been in scintillating form in the past two games scoring a whopping seven goals.
They beat Mighty Mukuru Wanderers 4-0 in the FDH Bank Cup last week Saturday and saw off Red Lions 3-1 in a league game on Wednesday.
Anthony Mfune, Patrick Mwaungulu, Hassan Kajoke, Adepoju Babatunde and Chimwemwe Idana have been in fine form for Bullets and will be the main threat this afternoon
In the first round Civo lost 1-0 at home to Bullets. Babatunde was the scorer.
On the log table, 27 points separate the two teams with Bullets leading while Civo have 28 points.
Bullets have played 21 games whereas ninth-placed Civo have played 23 games.
On the other hand, Civil team manager Gabriel Chirwa said people should expect a good match.
“We are going on the offensive with passing and attacking football. It is possible to get a positive result at Kamuzu Stadium against Bullets. They have weakness too. Football can do wonders,” he said.
The visitors will also miss four players in Dan Kumwenda, first choice goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe and forward Kelvin Kadzinje who are nursing injuries.
Another forward Patrick Phiri is on suspension, having accumulated three yellow cards
“We have a lot of options because we signed enough players for each position. We are not worried and the coach has worked on new combinations,” said Chirwa.