Silver Strikers put home-ground advantage to good use on Sunday when they beat Azam Tigers 1-0 to narrow the points’ gap with TNM Super League leaders Nyasa Big Bullets.
The Lilongwe-based Bankers are now second on the ladder with 19 points from eight games, just two points behind Bullets, who have played a game more. This means Silver will be at the top of the 16-team standings if they win their next match, which will put the two teams’ fixtures on an equal footing.
During the match at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe on Sunday, it was Victor ‘Vibre’ Limbani’s priceless goal in the 60th minute that kept the Bankers’ hopes alive and drowned Tigers to the seventh place with 13 points from 10 outings.
“It is quite exciting that we are now within sniffing distance to reach the league summit. We will fight tooth and nail to get to the top,” said Silver team manager Francis Songo.
In another encounter, Civil Sporting Club returned to winning ways after two consecutive losses with a 1-0 victory over hosts Mafco FC at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota through Raphael Phiri’s strike to move to third position with 16 points from nine matches.
Mafco have now suffered a second successive loss and are just a step away from the bottom with seven points from nine games.
Malawi Police Service side Blue Eagles have consolidated sixth place with 14 points from eight games following a 4-0 thrashing of Dwangwa United whereas Moyale Barracks have taken eighth position with 13 points from 10 games after beating TN Stars 4-3. Masters Security beat Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC 1-0 FC to be 11th on the table with 11 points from the same number of games.