Silver Strikers are steadily rising on the league table having started the Super League season at the bottom with minus nine points for misbehaviour at Balaka Stadium onDecember 28 last year.
Lately, the Bankers have collected six points within five days to move to sixth position on the table.
Last Wednesday, they beat Epac 2-0 while on Sunday they beat visiting Mighty Wanderers 1-0. With four games to go, Silver have 37 points
“We have come a long way, but it is important that we finish in the top three. It will be good for us as we want automatic qualification for the Standard Bank Knockout trophy. It was a great performance against Epac. I commend the players,” said coach Stan Chirwa .
Big Bullets and Moyale Barracks are guaranteed top-six finish, which qualifies them for the Standard Bank Knockout Trophy while Red Lions, Civo United, Mafco, Blue Eagles, Silver Strikers and Azam Tigers are competing for the remaining four lots.
“There is tough competition. Tigers are playing very well so, too, Blue Eagles. We need to win all our remaining games if we are to make it into the top six. It will be tough, but we can make it,” said Silver general secretary Mike Tembo.
Meanwhile, on the bottom side of the table, things look red for Karonga United and Chikwawa United. With four games to go each, it will be a miracle if either of them survives relegation.
Karonga have 16 points and are bottom of the table while Chikwawa United have 19 points and are second from the bottom.
Airborne Rangers risk being overtaken by Blantyre United. Airborne are 12th on the log table with 26 points whereas Blantyre United are 13th on 20 points.