Silver Strikers’ resurgence continued yesterday after a solid performance saw them beat visiting Wizards FC in a well patronised TNM Super League match in Lilongwe.
Levison Maganizo’s strike just three minutes into play gave the hosts momentum to dictate proceedings of the game.
Not that Wizards were a walk over, they too had their moments, but Silver were more dominant and had the most chances.
In the 19th minute, Silver’s Thuso Paipi shot into the sky after failing to utilise a measured cross from Matthews Chibale.
Wizards attacking trio of Franklin Mulimanjalo, Patrick Phiri and Bernard Chimaimba played some excellent passing game on several occasions tearing Silver midfield apart, but could not penetrate the solid defence of Lucky Malata, William Magombo, Mike Roberts and Mike Ntonya.
Wizards had no attempt on goal the entire first half.
The hosts added a second goal in the 52nd minute.
A stray pass landed on advancing Timothy Chitedze just outside the box he made no mistake to shoot first time into the roof of the net.
It was a moment of relief for the home supporters who were visibly nervous.
Instead of being deflated by the second goal, Wizards engaged an extra gear playing a fluid passing game that had ganyu fans cheering them on, but again no solid chance was created.
As the game was nearing the end, Ishmael Chirwa pulled one back for the vistors due to poor goalkeeping from Kameza who failed to tame a seemingly harmless shot when the ball slipped between his legs into the net.
“The strategy was never to let them settle on the ball. We scored early and that put pressure on them. It was a great win and we deserve it,” said Silver coach Lovemore Fazili.
Wizards mentor Peter Mponda described the loss as a ‘bad result’.
“We played well and the loss is not a true reflection,” said Mponda.
In other matches Be Forward Wanderers were held to a goalless draw by Civo United. Epac beat Dwangwa United 3-0 while Mzuni made it three wins out of three games with a 2-0 win over Max Bullets. n