TNM Super League defending champions Silver Strikers continue to ride high in the new season, making a 100 percent campaign after registering their fourth win, against Kamuzu Barracks on Sunday.
Not only have they bagged maximum points. They have also been impressive in offence, scoring 12 goals in the four games they have so far played. They have only conceded two goals.
Sundayâ€™s 4-1 win was another comprehensive display of their fluid attacking football.
“It is a great start and we hope the good run should continue. The good thing is that this is unlike last year when we struggled even in home matches. It is good for supporters as they have shown great faith in the team,” said Silver Strikers general secretary Owen Munthali.
“The stadium on Sunday was filled to capacity unlike similar previous fixtures, when only games against Bullets or Wanderers could fill this stadium. It really was a pleasant surprise to see the stadium full against Kamuzu Barracks. It shows we are gaining ground in terms of patronage,” said Munthali.
Depth of talent in the squad has also been evident as goals have been coming from all directions. Midfielders such as Dave Moya, Peter Pindani and Blessings Tembo have been finding the net so have strikers such as Tony Chitsulo and Rodrick Gonani.
“Teams will find it had to contain us. Everyone is scoring and no game plan can stop us. This is good and gives us enough options,” said coach Thom Mkorongo.
Silver have demonstrated that even if they change seven players in the line-up, they can still win the league.
On Sunday, they started without defender Chipiliro Jose, midfliders Young Chimodzi Jnr, Ndaziona Chatsalira and Chitsulo, but they managed to put up a first-class display that completely unravelled the soldiers.
“There is so much competition in the squad that sometimes it is difficult to come up with a line-up. This gives us lots of options and it is healthy for the team,” said Mkorongo.