The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side has begun with a purple patch, winning their first four games of the new top-flight campaign.
Such a blistering start has seen the Salima-based side emerge as the early pacesetters of local league football’s upper echelon.
A 1-0 home win over Azam Tigers in the opening game of the season was quickly followed by a 3-1 home thumping of former three-time TNM Super League champions Silver Strikers.
A 3-0 lesson in football was soon handed out at home to newcomers Dedza Young Soccer before a 1-0 away victory over Civo United confirmed Mafco’s superb form was not only reserved for their home turf.
Fellow MDF outfit and Zomba-based military side Red Lions are infamous for their similarly great starts only to lose steam before the business end of the season.
However, Nong’oneza is adamant Mafco will not go down the same notorious route, saying his side is a different animal especially this season.
“We had good preparations during pre-season and that’s why we’re doing much better, plus our administration and technical panel are all in sync,” he said.
“I think when you look at the record of the army teams, Mafco have never before led from the start. This is our first time. People should differentiate Mafco from the other army teams.
“Mafco is a different MDF team. We don’t take our current position for granted. We’ll fight for the title and work hard so that we should keep on winning up to the end of the season.”
Asked to paint a glimpse of the current mood in the team’s camp after such an unprecedented perfect start to the top-flight season, Nong’oneza said: “The morale in our squad is quite good.
“Even our patron the Commandant plus the team chairman Major Kaliati are all helping to put us in high spirits. The technical panel is also fighting, trying to teach us the necessary skills to help improve our game.”
Mafco’s perfect record is on the line this week when they visit Blue Eagles at Nankhaka on Thursday before hosting Be Forward Wanderers at Chitowe Stadium on Saturday.