The Central bankers, Silver Strikers Sunday safely climbed to top of TNM Super league summit with a 2-0 drubbing of Blantyre United at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe.
The Capital City giants have over taken the current league leaders Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and are 29 points from 13 games a point a head of Nomad who are now second but have a game in hand.
The Area 47 outfit has a fruitful weekend with a sounding home return by collecting maximum points and on Saturday they narrowly beat stubborn Mzuni 1-0.
Silver are now aiming high to finish top of the first round as they have mantained and stretched the unbeaten run to 13 games now.
They have two game to wind up the first round against second placed Wanderers and their traditional rivals and much improved Civil Sporting.
Blantyre United gave away the game in the first half of the encounter as they conceded two goals and failed to reply in the last half.
The Blantyre based side displayed one touch type of football in the first opening minutes with midfielder Jide Mbandambanda dictating the pace of the game where Silver’s Young Chimodzi Jnr and Kondwani Mwaila had horrible times.
Blantyre United Central defender, Aubrey Chafewa brought down Silver’s Binwell Katinji in the penalty box as he was trying to break through in the 26th minute.
Referee Brighton Gwiricho awarded a penalty to Silver which was brilliant converted by Mark Fodya to put his team in the lead.
Silver’s Ronald Mangani stretched the lead 10 minutes to break when he connected home, Thuso Paipi’s cross from right flank of the southern goal.
The two went to recess with the Bankers in comfortable lead and fans were kept hoping for more goals in the last half.
Katinji’s 25 metre drive was tipped over the bar by United keeper, Christopher Mukuwa in the 62nd minute.
Seven minutes to regulation time, Blantyre United in a desperate attempt to get a consolation goal saw their substitute Anthony Kaipa’s attempt at goal being fumbled by Silver goalie Blessings Kameza.
Minutes to added time, Silver Duncan Nyoni penetrated through to increase the lead but his powerful grounder was well tamed by United keeper Mukuwa on second attempt.
” Blantyre United gave the fans false hope with the one two touches they were making. We were meant to believe that we will watch a very competitive match but their flowery football yielded nothing but brought shame to them,” observed a keen football follower based in Area 51, Monday James.
He challenged that if Blantyre United will continue playing this type of football they should consider themselves relegation candidates.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :