Silver Strikers coach Young Chimodzi has expressed confidence in his young squad which has an average age of 20 .
Speaking in an interview on Tuesday, Chimodzi said they are building a team that will win trophies.
“I have faith in these youngsters. If they play together for some time, they will be a force to reckon with,” he said.
Clement Trota, Mark Fodya, Tizgowere Kumwenda and Matthews Sibale have been impressive in preseason and were key in victories over defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets and other Super League teams.
On whether the youngsters will cope with physical play of teams such as Mafco, Be Forward Wanderers, Moyale, Red Lions and Epac FC, Chimodzi sounded unperturbed.
He said: “During preseason, we played against many teams. I have discovered that these boys have the mental and physical capabilities to withstand such pressure.”
Silver face Be Forward Wanderers on Sunday in one of the most anticipated fixtures.
The two sides drew one-all in their preseason game last Sunday in Lilongwe.
Wanderers coach Jack Chamangwana has warned opponents against counting out his team following the 2-0 loss at the hands of Big Bullets.
“We have a good squad and we learnt some mistakes from the Charity Cup defeat. The league is a serious thing and we hope to do well,” he said. n