Silver beat Nomads, BB and Civo in draws

Silver Strikers came from behind to beat Mighty Wanderers 2-1 on Sunday at the giant Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre to keep their unbeaten record clean in the elite TNM Super League.

In an entertaining encounter, the Nomads dominated the entire 90 minutes with the likes of Joseph ‘Shakira’ Kamwendo, who was a marvel to watch with his skilful dribbles.

Kamwendo, who was probably man of the match, gave the Bankers midfield, which was manned by Clement Mvula a lot of work to do.

The Nomads nearly opened the score sheet in the first 16 minutes but the striking force of Diverson Chilemba and Gomegzani Gondwe missed a lot of would-be goals.

On the other side, the Bankers accelerated the pace of the game in the 30th minutes especially through Rodrick Gonani, who was operating from the left flank.

Gonani tried to unlock Nomads defence but Foster ‘Zagaf’ Namwera and Bongani Kaipa kept him at bay.

As the two sides were going on recess, it was still goalless.

In the second half, the Nomads continued to dominate the proceedings of the match and in the 66th minute, Kamwendo released a power-packed shot which left Silver custodian Alex Makina in disbelief.

After the lead, the Lali Lubani Boys relaxed a little bit.

The Bankers technical panel made several changes like introducing Tony Chitsulo for Asedi Ayami.  Chitsulo’s presence was felt in the 82nd minute when he scored an equalizing goal before nailing the last nail on the Nomads coffin.

Silver Strikers coach Thom Nkorongo said it was “fantastic” to come from behind and claim full points while Nomads coach Franco Ndawa said he was disappointed with the loss.

Other results

In other encounters, Big Bullets failed to hold on to their 1-0 lead by drawing 1-1 with Blantyre United in Zomba.

Bullets were the first to score through their new catch Heston Munthali before Blantyre United equalized courtesy of Dalitso Sailesi.

In Dwangwa, there was drama, as Civo United gave away a 3-0 lead to share the spoils with Mafco FC.

The Civil Servants netted their scores through John ‘Kintu’ Lanjesi on the spot kick while the rest two were netted by Nelson Kangunje and Martin Masoatheka.

The Salima based soldiers, who missed the service of their key man Zasher Nong’oneza, who is on red card scored though Gift Soko and a brace from Hassani Chapola.

In Mzuzu, Moyale Barracks is yet to find a winning formula, as they went down 2-1 to new kids in the league Kabwafu FC.

In the last encounter at Kalulu Stadium, Escom United woes continued, as they were held 0-0 to limping Bvumbwe United.

TNM Super League Results

-Mighty Wanderers 1 vs Silver Strikers 2 @ Kamuzu Stadium.
-Big Bullets 1 vs Blantyre United 1 @ Zomba Community.
-Mafco FC 3 vs Civo United 3 @ Chitowe Stadium.
-Moyale Barracks 1 vs Kabwafu FC 2.
-Kamuzu Barracks 1 vs Blue Eagles 2 @ Civo Stadium.
-Escom United 0 vs Bvumbwe Research 0 @ Kalulu Stadium.

Bankers players cerebrating after the last whistle.Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Silver Strikers vocal official Dennis Kachikho was on cloud nine after his team's victory.Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Fair play: Players shake-hands before the match.Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Nomads's Gondwe trying to shield the ball from Salimu.Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

TNM Official Nollah Malolo shaking players hands before the match.Photo by Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

 

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