Silver smile at last, beat Epac: Malawi TNM Super League

After going six games in all competitions without scoring a goal in regulation time, Silver Strikers finally found the opponents’ net as they trounced Epac FC, alias Njenjete zaku Lilongwe 2-0 in a TNM Super League match played before a good crowd at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.

Before the match, the bankers had played four league games and two cup games without scoring a single goal and no wonder, their players knelt down to say prayers after scoring both goals.

Midfielder Frank Banda was the hero in the bankers’ camp, scoring both goals that earned the defending league points full points.

Banda was first on target just 30 seconds into the second half, when he let go a missile from 25 metres out after receiving a pass from Green Harawa.

Thanks giving, Silver players say a prayer after 2nd goal, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Thanks giving, Silver players say a prayer after 2nd goal, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

He was on call again in the 78th minute with a simple tap after rounding off Epac goalkeeper Onani Sengwa in a one-on-one situation.

After the game, Banda was named man-of-the match and received a prize from TNM through Super League of Malawi (Sulom) executive member Charles Manyungwa.

Silver coach Franco Ndawa described the victory as a good morale booster ahead of Saturday’s league game against Mighty Wanderers at Silver Stadium, where the bankers were banned from playing their home games in February this year.

His counterpart Abbas Makawa blamed the goals on poor marking, promising a better performance in his side’s next fixtures.

Off the hook, Ndawa and his backroom staff, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Off the hook, Ndawa and his backroom staff, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Man of the match Frank Banda receives his award, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

Man of the match Frank Banda receives his award, Pic Leonard Sharra, Nyasa Times

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