Former Malawi national football team striker Essau Kanyenda has said Malawi’s elite league risks being a one team competition if other teams do not pull up their socks to challenge reigning champions, Nyasa Big Bullets.

Bullets are defending league champions and have won three last titles.

The Super League has been played in 36 seasons and Bullets have clearly been the dominant team, winning it a total of 16 times. Silver Strikers have the second most titles having been crowned champions eight times. Mighty Wanders are third on six titles with the defunct Escom the only other team with more than one championship title with two.

Mighty Tigers, Civo, defunct MDC United and Kamuzu Barracks have won one title each.

Kanyenda believes it is not healthy to have a league where only one team wins all the time.

"Super league teams in Malawi should pull up their socks otherwise it will be a one man show," he said.