Home form could see Silver Strikers set their pace on the TNM Super League log table when they meet Moyale Barracks and Bvumbwe Research today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday).
At the Silver Stadium, the Bankers have had a blameless record with their stars finding their feet and form dramatically. That could be an advantage for coach Thom Mkorongo when he takes on inconsistent Moyale Barracks.
A dismal run on the road had Silver returning from the Southern Region with a mere point from a possible six last weekend.
And with it, Civo United were able to catch up with the rivals on 22 points. The Bankers remained on top, courtesy of a superior aggregate. Second-placed Civo and third-positioned Red Lions (on 21 points) are not playing this weekend.
The question is not whether Silver would be able to score, but by how many goals as Rodrick Gonani, Ndaona Daisi and Tony Chitsulo have stood up to be counted this season.
Meanwhile, Silver should worry that they will be without their top goalscorer Gonani today. He lost his father on Wednesday in Blantyre and burial was on Thursday at his home in Mulanje.
The club has confirmed that Gonani will not be availability today due to the death of his father.
“We are with Rodrick in prayer. We share his sorrow as a club. Of course, we will miss his services against Moyale as he is our key player,” said Mkorongo.
Gonani has been influential in Silverâ€™s victories in the first round. He is currently the clubâ€™s top goalscorer, with six goals.
But Mkorongo expressed optimism that his side can still get a result against Moyale without Gonani.
His optimism is justified considering the immense talent at the club that has seen midfielders scoring important goals.
Moyale coach Nicholas Mhango is also unperturbed at facing Silver away: “Of course, it will be a tough game, but we are up to the task. We just need to be focused.”
The Mzuzu-based team has another tough task against Blue Eagles on Sunday at Nankhaka.