Silver Strikers fail to go top

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Silver Strikers missed the chance to go top of the 2016 Super League as they were held to a goalless draw by Kamuzu Barracks on Saturday afternoon at Silver Stadium.

Lovemore Fazili’s side missing the likes of Wonder Jeremani and Levison Maganizo could not conjure a winner, so remained a point below Blue Eagles, who are on bay this weekend.

It was an electric opening match, with both teams playing good football in search for the much needed goals.

Silver Strikers

Silver Strikers missed the chance to go top.

Coming straight from their disappointing Southern Region outing last week where they accumulated a point from the possible Six, Kamuzu Barracks had some clear cut chances in the opening minutes but lacked finishing composure in front of goals.

Winger Thuso Paipi chipped a long ball over the visitors defence, with Steve Kamanga caught up field and Robert Simkonda trying to play offside, which released Mathews Sibale into the Kamuzu Barracks penalty area.

At the other end, Mannaseh Chiyesa had his shot well blocked by the Bankers’s defence before another miss from Captain Dave Banda.

Come second half, the area 47 giants pressed harder in search for the opener but KB’s defence stood firm to frustrate the home fans. Silver then came within inches of finding the back of the net when Victor Limbani darted into the right side of Barracks’ penalty area and his angled shot was deflected off Simkonda, allowing Leman Nthala in goals for the Soldiers to collect the ball without any trouble.

The visitors weathered storm and were soon back in the ascendancy, as Brighton Munthali beat away a bullet header from Harvey Nkacga at point-black range.

The hosts enjoyed massive ball possession in the dying minutes of the match as they tried to force a victory but the visitors held on to collect a point from a closely contested match.

The result sees Silver Strikers maintaining their second position with 20 points from ten games. As for the Soldiers, a point has left them on 8th position with 15 points.

At Civo Stadium, Anthony Banda’s first half striker inspired Epac FC to a hard-fought 1-nil victory over Salima based Mafco FC.

Coming straight from their Northern Region successful trip last week, Epac FC showed no mercy to the Soldiers as they dominated the play to take their tally to 16 points from 11 games.

The result takes Epac to 6th in the standings, a point behind Mafco FC who are 5th with 17 points from 9 games. Super League action continues on Sunday with some interesting fixtures.

At Mzuzu Stadium, Moyale Barracks will take on Azam Tigers, with Civo Service United battling it out for maximum points with Wizards FC at Civo Stadium.

The third match for the day will see Red Lions hosting MTV Max Bullets at Zomba Community Centre Ground.

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