Season 2 of MAFL has officially passed the halfway mark and as players get a rare weekend break, we can pause to take a look at how things have been shaping up this season.
The season has been consistently capped by the Novyimir Dynamos at the top of the standings and the Amrita Immortals anchoring the bottom. Although Lanka has played an outstanding season so far, the Immortals have not been able to provide the support or pull together as a team.
Europa has performed well, with Darkeem Dennis proving his trade was the best move United could have made leading up to the season. Dennis is closely trailing behind Lanka on the scorer charts with 9 goals so far to Lanka’s 10.
The two surprises of the season have definitely been the Wuji Sports Club and the Comets. Wuji has played a drastically improved game since the replacement of manager Bobby Chung and the addition of Lian as captain. Meanwhile, the Comets have not been able to break into the top 3 at all this season. Fans are quick to point out that the Comets also took time to build up momentum in season 1, however it doesn’t look optimistic for the Comets.
Similarly, the Titans have failed to recapture the explosive energy they had at the beginning of the inaugural season, fading into the background of a league that has grown significantly more competitive. If they cannot adapt, they will remain mediocre. At current pace, we doubt they will will make it into the play offs.
It’s likely that the season 2 championships will be a battle between the Dynamos, United, and Al’amal. Although Wuji has demonstrated some fantastic victories this season, their output is still too inconsistent to be a serious contender for the championship this season.
With Dennis pulling the team together the way he has for the last couple matches, our credits are on United to knock the Dynamos out as we move into the second half of the season.