Title-chasing Silver Strikers were held to a frustrating one-all draw by EPAC FC In an engaging TNM Super League game on Saturday.
Harvey Mkacha had put the host ahead with a clinical finisher after receiving a through ball from Rodrick Gonani in the first half.
But Bright Phiri’s 26th -minute goal leveled and sent spectators at Silver Stadium into frenzy.
Man of the match Wonder Tumeyo delivered a corner from the left wing which Ishmael Thindwa headed against the post but substitute Phiri, who had come from the bench, nodded home the rebound to level the scores at 1-1.
Epac coach Abasa Makawa said :”It was a good game, because our target was to be in top eight. It was a good birthday present to our team manager and big up to our players for a good fight.
“Our aim was also to silence what people have been talking in town that we are going just to give away this game to Silver,”said Makawa.
Silver Strikers assistant coach, Hellings Mwakasungula said: “If Epac was playing like this in the past they could have been in good position. It’s a painful result. We wanted to win but Gods plan is not ours.
“We are going back to our drawing boards and see what we can do in order to win our two remaining games. We didn’t get the results that we deserve.
“It was a very tactical game and we concentrated for the ball 90 minutes. It was also physical and we saw our limitations, Epac gave us a good game.”
Silver lead the standings by 55 points, three ahead of second placed Big Bullets and both teams have two remaining to wind up the season. Silver need only three points to clinch the title.
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