Silver Strikers and Blue Eagles will clash twice within a space of four days, starting today when they meet in a Presidential Cup regional play-offs.
On Sunday they will meet again in a TNM Super League match. Silver will play host to the cops in both matches at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe.
In this afternoon’s highly-billed encounter, Silver will be hoping to bring Eagles’ unbeaten run to a halt.
Eagles are unbeaten in their last eight matches in all competitions and Silver have vowed to a stop their winning streak.
“We struggled a lot in the first games but now the players are gelling and we are aiming to stop Eagles. They have a very experienced and disciplined side but we have a skilful and hungry squad,” said Silver coach Lovemore Fazili after Tuesday’s training session.
Silver have played eight games in all competitions—winning against Civo United, Wizards and Karonga United in the league while in Presidential Cup they beat Chulu United and Dedza Young Soccer Reserves.
The Bankers have two league losses to Be Forward Wanderers and Azam Tigers. They also drew with Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC.
On the other hand, Eagles beat Azam Tigers, Epac FC, Max Bullets, Red Lions, Dwangwa United and Moyale Barracks in league games, whereas in Presidential Cup, they beat Madisi Madrid and Dwangwa Town Hammers. They have scored 25 goals and have conceded five in all competitions.
Eagles coach Deklerk Msakakuwona is not getting complacent inspite of the good run, saying the match against Silver will be a different affair.
“Apart from it being a cup game there is also pride at stake. We are rivals and our encounters are always fierce. It will be tough,” he said.
In the league, Eagles top the table with 18 points from six matches while Silver are fourth with 10 points from similar number of games played.