Silver Striker were made to look like boys playing against men in the Lilongwe derby on Sunday, as Civo Service (Civo) United team completely outplayed their Capital City counterparts and set their mark for the 2020-2021 TNM Super League season winning 2-1.
Civo made their intentions clear as from kick-off at Civo Stadium by playing high up the pitch, and with a pace which left the bankers rooted to their half.
But Silver were the first to find the net in the 46th minute through Foster Biton and left Civo goalkeeper Tione Tembo helpless after a goal melee.
Civil servants equalised through Ranken Mwale in the 69th minute after coming in as a substitute replacing Muhamad Sulumba.
In the 72nth minute Civo scored their second goal through Raphael Phiri after heading into the net a Blessings Tembo corner kick.
Silver could not muster any response this time.
Civo assistant coach Elia Kananji praised his players for a resolute performance.
“The players had shown good fighting spirit in this game. It’s great to start the league with a win and a derby win.
“We’ll enjoy but the season is very long… we would love to keep the winning mentality.”
Silver coach Daniel Kabwe was disappointed with the result.
At Mzuzu Stadium, Warriors held Mighty Wanderers to a 1-1 draw.
Steve Madimba scored first through a free kick in the 14th minute before Wanderers equalised in the 56th minute through Ted Sumani’s header from a throw in.
Wanderers coach Bob Mpinganjira blamed the poor state of the pitch for their lacklustre performance while Warriors coach Gilbert Chirwa accused the referee of “favouring” the Nomads.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :