Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) has said Sunday’s Lilongwe derby between Civil Sporting Club and Silver Strikers is the best dish he has been served on the domestic scene.
The revived capital city derby—which ended 2-1 in Bankers’ favour—evoked memories of the good old days with end-to-end stuff that charmed the fans.
RVG described it as a thrilling encounter that had all the ingredients of a derby.
“It was perhaps one of the most exciting games I have watched.
“A good passing game…I saw both teams stringing five to six passes and that is how it should be. I did not see ‘tennis action’ [kick-and-rush],” he said.
The coach also said he was equally impressed with the standard of play in the match between champions Kamuzu Barracks and PremierBet Wizards which the former won 1-0 on Saturday.
Soccer analyst Charles Nyirenda also described the Lilongwe derby as one of the best so far this season.
“It was total digital—sweet to the eye. It shows teams are getting it right and perhaps the national coach has now appreciated that local teams can play passing football,” he said.