Chance for Silver to stretch title lead this weekend: Malawi Super League

Silver Strikers have a chance to stretch their lead at the summit of the TNM Super League when they face sinking Escom United on Sunday at Silver Stadium in Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe.

The bankers narrowly lead the League with 48 points from 23 games followed by Blantyre United with the same number of points.

The two teams are separated by goal aggregate.

A win on Sunday gives the area 47 out-fit a four point advantage over Blantyre United, a team on bye this weekend.

The bankers coach Franco Ndawa insisted that the title is still far away to be decided as there are three teams gunning for the championship.

Silver Strikers: Title;-chasers
Silver Strikers: Title;-chasers

“We still have a long way to go before the championship is won because Big Bullets and Blantyre United are also gunning for the same title,” said Ndawa.

On the other hand, Escom United coach Alex Masanjala whose side is stuck in the relegation zone  on  14th position with 19 points from 23 games  sounded positive of surviving relegation even though the writings are clear on the wall that his side would have an uphill task to escape it.

“Our mission is to win at least the remaining games. If we win these matches, we might stay in the top flight league,” said Masanjala, whose side will miss the services of vast experienced striker Chiukepo Msowoya, who is in Mozambique, poised to sign for one of that country’s top side.

The Electricians will play Mafco on Saturday at Chitowe Stadium before taking on Silver in Lilongwe, 24 hours later.

A win by the electricians in both matches will see them accumulating 25 points and the team can only hope that Bvumbwe Research fail in their two away fixtures against Blue Eagles and Epac F.C.

Fifth positioned Mighty Wanderers,  who have 39 points, will be aiming at overcoming Azam Tigers to keep pressure on Red Lions on fourth place with 41 points from 24 games.

The Nomads team manager Chiyembekezo Zidana said in football anything can happen and that they will keep fighting until the last game of the season.

However, the Nomads will miss the services of their midfielder Gerald Chimbaka, who is in Mozambique also for a possible move to one that country sides.

Zidana said they have reliable replacements who can equally do a good job.

Azam Tigers team manager Robin Alufandika vowed to upset the table as they face the Nomads.

Tigers are on 8th slot with 36 points from 24 games.

Another interesting battle would involve Big Bullets, who are on third position with 46 points from 24 games, as they will be meet Moyale Barracks on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium.

The Peoples team has proved to be a tough customer at Kamuzu Stadium basing on the as they have never conceded defeat since the venue was re-opened.

Big Bullets coach Eding’ton Ng’onamo said a win is a must for his side if their dreams to win the title are to be realized.

“At all cost we need to beat Moyale because our aim is to win the title. My only plea to our fans is come in their large numbers to give us vocal support,” he said.

His Moyale Barrack counterpart, Temwa Msuku stressed that the soldiers will be invading the commercial city on a mission to win.

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