Silver Srikers title ambitions suffered a setback as inform goal poacher Richard Mbulu and Stainley Malata’s brace helped earn Mafco victory at the dreaded Chitowe stadium Sunday afternoon.
Silver have been leading the flagship TNM Super League and a win on Sunday could have assured them top finishers in the first round.
The bankers fell behind when from talisman Richard Mbulu stabbed home Joseph Dossa’s cut-back in the box.
Silver poured forward in search of an equaliser, but they were denied by a fine Brighton Munthali in goals.
The Lovemore Fazili’s men were poor overall, they lacked cutting edge in attack and organisation at the back.
Things got worse for the league leaders in the second half as Malata scored a brace within two minutes.
Mafco has a deserved victory at 3-0 and have finished the first round on 3rd position with 28 points
Silver Strikers have signed off the first round with 29 points and they will now have to wait for Blue Eagles’ result on Wednesday against Wizards FC to know whether they have finished top of the standings or not for the K1 million prize.