LILONGWE--From Chinsapo, Mtandile, Area 25, Area 23, Phwetekele, Senti, Area 18, Mwenyekondo..., all streets in Lilongwe will tomorrow lead to Silver Stadium, venue for the TNM Super League top-of-the-table clash involving leaders Silver Strikers FC and second-placed Civo United.
The clash could not have come at a better time than now when the two teams are running neck-to-neck on the Super League log table.
Silver are topping the standings via superior goal difference, having accumulated 18 points from seven games. Civo too have the same number of points but have played two more games than Silver and also have an inferior goal-difference of three against Silver’s 13.
This is what makes tomorrow afternoon’s encounter more exciting and a must-watch for capital city soccer lovers.
Just like the fans, coaches from both sides also say they are looking forward to the match with great expectations.
“This is a tough game for both teams but on our part we, want to continue from where we stopped against Might Wanderers last week and get the maximum points. We know it will not be easy against a strong team like Silver, who are also our rivals but with hard work and determination everything is possible,” said Civo team manager Davie Chirwa in a pre-match interview.
Silver’s mentor Thom Nkorongo said his side was equally gunning for maximum points: “A win is a must for us because we will be playing at home. We know Civo will come with a lot of confidence, having beaten Wanderers last week but we also defeated Wanderers at their back-yard, Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre so we are not expecting anything extra-ordinary from them,” said Nkorongo.
For the bankers to stop Civo, they will definitely rely on experience from striker Rodrick Gonani and sheer brilliance from youngsters like Blessings Tembo and Green Harawa.
Masanjala, on the other hand will rely on free-scoring striker Lazarus Chirwa and talented youngster Martin Masoatheka, who can prove dangerous if given room.
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