Silver crowned Malawi football champions

Silver Strikers Football Club were on Saturday  crowned 20011/2012 TNM Superr League champions  after beating holders Escom United 1-0 in a coronation match played at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Rodrick Gonani scored the vital goal for the Bankers to take the silverware to the capital, Lilongwei n n one of the most exciting finishes to the football season in years.

It was all joy as  Silver chairman Dr Mafuta Mwale, technical panel, players and supporters  went into wild jubilation soon after referee whistled for the end of proceedings.

Silver Strikers care takercoach Hellings Mwakasungura told Nyasa Times: “It’s fantastic, we did our best.

“There’s a fantastic atmosphere at this club  and I think we deserved to win the Super Legaue.. We are very happy.”

Escom coach Charles Manda praised Silver’s efforts.

Manda said: “Silver deserve it.”

“I congratulate them,” he added.

Manda said his side would bounce back, adding: “We’re going to try and bring the title back to Blantyre.”

Mighty Wanderers who were also title hopefuls suffered a 2-1 loss to Moyale. The Nomads took a lead but tumbled in the second half.

Bullets beat Civo United 1-0  through a goal by Godfrey Masonda to wrap up the season on a good note.

Silver players and fans cerebrating their victory with Harvey Nkacha lifting the trophy. Photo: Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

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