18 September 2016 Last updated at: 8:07 AM
Eagles maintain top position
Blue Eagles have maintained their position at the summit of the TNM Super League table after they played out a goalless draw with Silver Strikers.
The Area 30 boys hosted the Bankers at their own backyard Nankhaka stadium in Lilongwe district.
The match started with full force as all the teams displayed beautiful passing balls which were to watch.
The central Bankers relied on the positive services of captain Lucky Malata, Timothy Chitedze, Victor Limbani, Levison Maganizo, Mathews Siwale, Osward Maonga, Mike Robert, Binwell Katinji and Thuso Paipi.
The league leaders were confident with John Soko between the two goal posts while Ackim Kazombo, Thoko Stambuli, Steve Chagoma, Geo Banda, Blessings Tembo, Alufeyasi Nyoni, powerful man Gilbert Chirwa and the former Phomboni Club Demoheil striker Wister Phiri also started for Eagles.
A game of few chances saw the first half ending 0-0 as the teams failed to shake the net
In the second half, man of the moment Thuso Paipi gave pressure to the hosts as he failed to finish the ball into an empty goal in the 46th minute.
A minute later, his header again missed the goal after a cross from Timothy Chitedze’s.
A very interesting contest was displayed in the second half as all the teams increased pressure on each other.
In the dying minutes, Eagles kept pressurizing Silver with Chisomo Chilasa, Gilbert Chirwa, and Alufeyasi Nyoni all coming close to scoring.
At the end of 90 minutes plus added three minutes, it was 0-0.
Commenting on the game, Blue Eagles team Manager Gabriel Chirwa expressed delight with the result saying the match as tough one,
“I thank the boys, this was a tough game but at least we are happy to have a point out of it, we will work hard in the next games,” Chirwa said,
On his part, Coach for Silver Strikers Lovemore Fazili blamed the referee saying he lacked direction.
“We wanted to collect all the maximum points, but the referee didn’t know what he was doing, he thought he was amending things yet he was destructing this was a bad game for us, but we aim to work hard since we are not going back,” Fazili explained.
The result means Blue Eagles are still leading the table with 35 points while Silver Strikers are second with 33 points.
Results in other matches:
Mighty Be Forward Wanderers 4-1 Karonga United
Dwangwa United 3-1 EPAC
CIVO 1-1 Red Lions