Silver clinch Malawi Super League title

The mission was quite simple. Silver Strikers needed just a point against Mighty Wanderers to defend the TNM Super League ttltle and on Tuesday the bankers accomplished the mission following their 2-1 victory against a dis-jointed Nomads at Kamuzu Stadium.

Chasing a third consecutive league title, Silver faced Wanderers at an empty Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre,  in the morning in a  replay after their initial meeting ended prematurely due to violence that cost Wanderers’ fan Josita Lemiyasi at Balaka Stadium on December 28 2013.

The champions have won the title at 53 points followed by Moyale at 50.

Silver captain Lucky Malata in control of the ball, playing in an empty stadium....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Silver captain Lucky Malata in control of the ball, playing in an empty stadium….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

“I’m delighted for all the players, for myself, the officials of Silver and the supporters,. We are champions, that the status befitting us,” said Silver coach Stain Chirwa.

The Bankers opened the score sheet through Ndaziona Chatsalira before Green Harawa scored the second goal.

Silver dominated the entire 45 minutes of the first half especially on the midfield where Frank Banda and  Young Chimodzi Jnr outplayed Jacob Ngwira and Timothy Chitedze.

The Nomads main problem was in the striking force where Innocent Dzimbiri and Victor Mpinganjira were blunt.

The midfield of the Nomads also lacked creativity, as it failed to supply good passes and crosses for their strikers.
With the absence of Kondwani Kumwenda, Benard Harawa, Diverson Chilemba, the Nomads bench was not even impressive.

They substituted Mike Kaziputa and Peter Nselema for Felix Kamwendo and Edward Chilalika and that led to a goal  Timothy Chitedze.

The Nomads showed some sparks towards the end of the game but lucky was not on their side.

Bankers will cart home a cool K9 million (about $22 500) winners prize and the result meant the Nomads have failed to claim fourth place in order to qualify for the K2 million (about $5 000) prize. They could only manage a distant sixth-place finish.

The Bankers technical panel with head coach Stain Chirwa on the right...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The Bankers technical panel with head coach Stain Chirwa on the right…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Wanderers coach Stuart Mbolembole (l) out of sorts.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Wanderers coach Stuart Mbolembole (l) out of sorts.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Bankers celebrate title win.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Bankers celebrate title win.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

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