Fresh from a midweek clash, Epac FC and defending TNM Super League champions Silver Strikers have declared war on visiting Mighty Wanderers, saying they will not be carried away by Nyerere’s inconsistencies.
Njenjete zaku Lilongwe, as Epac is fondly called face the unpredictable Wanderers at Civo Stadium Saturday before a clash of ‘Pasavute’ brothers- Silver and Wanderers at Silver Stadium on Sunday.
Speaking ahead of the clash, Epac mentor Audlo Makonyola, whose side has struggled badly in the second round said the entire Njenjete camp was looking forward to the Saturday fixture.
“Wanderers have been struggling but we have not been any better than them. We want to end our problems by beating them and with the crop of players I have, I do not see anything that can stop us from collecting the three points,” said Makonyola.
Silver’s Stain Chirwa, who collected Maximum points over Epac in a midweek fixture played at Silver Stadium said the bankers will put aside the ‘Pasavute’ relationship with Wanderers to punish their counterparts.
“Wanderers are our Pasavute brothers but come Sunday, we are going to wage war on them. We were without injured Peter Wadabwa and suspended Green Harawa against Epac on Wednesday but Wanderers will face a deadly stricking force combination comprising the two strikers and Chawanangwa Kaonga.
“They will surely have a mountain to climb on Sunday because we equally want the maximum points to finish on a respectable position,” said Chirwa, who is after a top-six finish.
Wanderers’ coach Kannock ‘Bruno’ Munde was not readily available for comment but his assistant Thom Milanzi is on record to have said the Nomads will put aside memories of embarrassing defeats at the hands of bottom sides Karonga United and Blantyre United to collect as much points as possible in their remaining fixtures.
When the Nomads last visited Lilongwe, they were crashed 2-0 by Blue Eagles before salvaging a point against Kamuzu Barracks in Dedza 24 hours later.
The Nomads’ title dreams also went up in flames in the capital city last season when they went down 1-0 at the hands of Civo United before claiming a 1-all draw against Epac with their last kick of the match the next day.