Mighty Wanderers have rubbed salt in their derby rivals Big Bullets' eyes ahead of the two teams' Carlsberg Cup inaugural match by saying the game would be like a wedding for them.
Tongue-in-cheek Wanderers General Secretary Dave Kanyenda said matches against Bullets have always been the easiest for them this season.
"If you remember very well the last time we met them we were coming from a run of bad results. We had been booted out of the Presidential Cup by Bvumbwe Research and drew against Tigers but we managed to beat Bullets 2-1.
"So although we lost both matches in Lilongwe against Civo (3-2) and Kamuzu Barracks (1-0) in the last outing, we are confident of beating Bullets because they are like our wives.
"In fact, the last match we beat them was like an engagement and this one will be like a wedding and before the match we will give then a ring and a veil for the occasion," he said.
Kanyenda said the team has learnt lessons from the back to back losses and would improve their performance because the team has players of international quality.
"We have players of international quality who play in the national team like Joseph Kamwendo, Foster Namwela, Chipuwa, kaipa, Mulimbika, Divason Chilemba. These players have a lot of big game experience and will turn up in style for THE match to win it," he said.
Kanyenda said winning the match is in keeping with the Nomads tradition of being the first team to win every inaugural cup on the land.
This will be the third time the teams are meeting this season. They first met in the Fama Cup which Bullets won 1-0 and the second time Nomads won 2-1 in the first round of the TNM Super League.
Bullets secretary general Higger Mkandawire said Nomads should be prepared to eat humble pie on Sunday because Bullets are in high spirits after finding their form.
"Based on recent results Bullets are favourites to win the match. If you remember very well, in the last match we lost to Nomads we dominated the match and led comfortably before they scored two fluke goals.
"Bullets learnt a lesson from that match and will kill the game before half time. We have no injury worries apart from Henry Kabichi, so fans should expect a better performance. We will not just win but play entertaining football," he said.
Mkandawire said Bullets have been buoyed by a recent run of good results that have seen the team reach finals of the Presidential Cup. This is the second time Bullets are in a cup final this season after the Fama Cup in which they lost on penalties to Blue Eagles.
News that in-form striker Gabadinho Mhango who saw red during the Presidential Cup match against Escom, returns for Bullets has lifted striking worries for the team.
The match valued at K1million is an inaugural match for the re-launched Carlsberg Cup and will be played on the basis of winner takes all.
Meanwhile there is good news for fans as the match has been pegged at K100 which is far much lower compared to the previous derby which was at K500.