As Silver Strikers will be looking for revenge as the meet Be Forward Wanderers in the Airtel Top 8 finals scheduled for this Saturday at Bingu National Stadium.
Last year, Wanderers defeated the Bankers in the Carlsberg Cup final at Civo stadium.
The central region giants Silver Strikers will meet Southern region giants Be forward wanderers for the chance to be crowned champions of newly Airtel Top 8 cup final and the climax of the competition feels like a fitting finale.
There can be little doubt that these two sides have been the best teams in the tournament, and Saturday’s showpiece at Bingu National Stadium promises to be exhilarating.
The subplots to the tie are plentiful, for the Be Forward Wanderers, it is to maintain their history of winning every newly introduced cup in the country. Silver Strikers on the other hand are aiming to stop Wanderers from winning this newly introduced cup. There is potential drama wherever you look.
In truth, it is difficult to pick the favorite between two evenly matched sides, although perhaps the Lali Lumbani’s records in the cup finals is what gives them the edge.
Yet this game will be more than about wanderers trying to keep Silver Strikers attack at bay.
Talking to MBC Radio 2 Sport, Silver Strikers coach Lovemore Fazili said they want to showcase a platinum football skills in the finals.
“Time for defensive football is over. People deserve to see entertaining football and we are going to play an excellent football in this final and the whole season that’s our goal now,” Fazili said.
On his part Be Forward Wanderers Team Manager Steve Madeira said they need to come together as a family to win this cup on Saturday.
“We need to be strong for each other to win this cup and maintain our history of winning every newly introduced cup,” Madeira said.
Be forward wanderers reached the final by defeating Moyale barracks by 3 goals to 2 while Silver Strikers defeated Kamuzu Barracks on post-match penalties 5-3.