The TNM Super League break will last 13 days as the second round is expected to kick off on August 12.

The 16 teams went into recess this past Sunday, July 29, after 16 weeks of first round action that rolled out on April 14.

The Super League of Malawi (Sulom) general secretary Williams Banda is reported to have disclosed the date when teams will make a return to the pitch.

With 15 games played in the opening half of the 2018 season, Nyasa Big Bullets finished at the top of the log table with 35 points.

Silver Strikers came second with 32 points; defending champions BE Forward Wanderers, who accumulated 28 points, finished third, while Civil Sporting Club ended the first round campaign on fourth position with 25 points.

Bullets scored 23 goals and conceded four, Silver Strikers scored 21 and conceded nine, Wanderers netted 16 and let in 8, while Civil had the same number of goals scored and conceded, 18.

In the relegation zone are Mzuni, MAFCO and Nchalo United, who have 15, 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Meanwhile, Sulom has announced the opening of the transfer window last night, and according to Banda, clubs have until August 11 to buy or sell players.

During this transfer window, Bullets are expected to sign winger Dalitso Sailesi, who is waiting for an international clearance from his former club, Zambia’s Lusaka Dynamos, to complete his move.

The People’s Team also expressed interest in Civil Sporting Club’s Raphael Phiri, but according to print reports on Tuesday, the Lilongwe club has said they have no plans to sell their captain.

Bullets have been chasing the striker since last season after signing left winger Righteous Banda from the civil service club. Phiri is currently the Super League’s second leading scorer.