Blue Eagles and Silver Strikers on Sunday afternoon played out a goalless draw in a Super League top three contest at Nankhaka ground in Lilongwe.
The match started on a slow pace as both sides were playing a more defensive game in order to avoid conceding a goal.
Though both sides put much effort throughout the game to grab the winner, none found it. After the match, Blue Eagles Coach, Declerk Sakakuona, admitted that it was hard luck for them.
“It was tough but good game, my boys were committed but it was hard luck for us,” said the coach. Nsakakuona further said his team will work on its failures before the next game against relegated FISD Wizards.”
“We will work in our next game against FISD in order to finish second on the league standings,” said Nsakakuona.
On his part, Silver Strikers Technical Director, Young Chimodzi, said massive injuries have contributed to the result. “The match was not really bad but the problem is that most of our strikers are on injury thus why it has been difficult to find goals today,” said Chimodzi.
Asked if Friday’s training boycott by players had affected their performance during the match, Chimodzi said he could not comment.
“Those are family issues and I can’t say that it has contributed to today’s game,” answered the Technical Director.
Following the result, Blue Eagles remain on third position with 44 points while Silver Strikers are on fourth position with 43 points.