Silver Strikers coach Lovemore Fazili has dismissed remaining Super League opponents Moyale Barracks, Mafco, Be Forward Wanderers and Karonga United as not strong enough to derail the Bankers title bid.
He was speaking after Silver beat Red Lions 2-1 on Saturday to resurrect their championship dreams which suffered heavy knocks after going four games without a win.
Of the four remaining opponents the Bankers managed to beat Moyale 3-1 and Karonga United 3-0.
“When I look at the remaining, I don’t see a team that can dent our title dreams. Lions is the only team I feared because, apart from the fact that they are playing well, we were meeting them after we performed poorly in two games and when our confidence was a bit low,” he said.
“Wanderers are only good in cup matches, Mafco and Moyale are not good enough and Karonga are not anywhere near our class.”
The coach said after the Lions victory, though coming from unimpressive performance, his team is in the best position to win the league they last won over two seasons ago.
“Among the top teams we have played less matches. This means that we have the best chance of winning the championship,” he said.
Fazili’s claim are quashed by statistics which show that they trail three teams in the maximum points standings.
If leaders Kamuzu Barracks can win all their remaining matches they could hit 61 points, defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets and Blue Eagles can each reach 60 points while Silver can tally 59 maximum points.
On his part, Red Lions coach Pritchard Mwansa said he is targeting a top-eight finish. The army side was playing against Epac FC as we went to press yesterday.
“It has not been a good season. We started poorly and picked up momentum in the second round,” he said.