Silver Strikers are hoping to continue their good run in the second round of the TNM Super League when they host Epac FC at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe this afternoon.
Under the tutelage of their legends—Young Chimodzi and Lovemore Fazili—the Bankers have won all their three league games so far.
Silver are third on the log table with 29 points from 17 games whereas Epac are 11th with 18 points from 18 matches.
If Silver win today, it will be a sweet revenge having lost the first-round encounter 1-0. They will also climb to second position if Mafco lose against fellow soldiers Moyale at Chitowe in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota.
Silver mentor Young Chimodzi said a win this afternoon would boost their confidence in the quest to keep their revival run on the boil.
“It is a tricky fixture in that Epac is very unpredictable, but we are prepared for them,” said Chimodzi.
The return of winger Blessings Tembo after a long absence due to injury, coupled with striker Green Harawa’s resurgence, has been a major boost for the Bankers.
But Epac appear not deterred with Silver’s recent good run and coach Abbas Makawa said they are hoping for back-to-back wins.
“We cannot afford to lose anymore considering our position on the log table. We are going into the match with a positive mind and we want the three points. The worst we can do is a draw,” said a confident Makawa ahead of the clash.
In Dwangwa, second-placed Mafco have a chance to narrow the gap with leaders Big Bullets to seven points if they beat Moyale.
Mafco have 31 points from 18 games while leaders Bullets—who are on bye this weekend—have 41 points from 17 matches. At Balaka Stadium, Red Lions host Fisd Wizards who anchor the table with 11 points from 18 matches while at Nankhaka Stadium in the capital city, Blue Eagles engage Mzuni.