Silver Strikers Coach Daniel Kabwe has lived up to his promise as his side did not lose a TNM Super League match at home the entire first round after beating defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets 1-0 on Saturday.
The Zambian mentor promised to turn Silver Stadium into a fortress soon after he was appointed as coach in February 2020.
“We have done what we promised—that we will never lose any home game. But, for now, I am focusing on the next game in the second round,” he said.
Silver were the most consistent team in the first round, having registered 11 victories, two draws and two losses.
They started the season with a 2-1 loss to Capital City rivals Civil Service United on November 29 2020 at Civo Stadium before playing out to a goal-less draw with Mighty Be Forward Wanderers at Kamuzu Stadium.
The results in the opening two matches sent shock waves in the sky blue and white side but Kabwe remained calm.
He turned the tables, registering three victories as his side scored 12 goals, conceding two in three matches. Silver clobbered Kamuzu Barracks 5-1 at home before another impressive 3-1 win over Karonga United at the same venue.
It remains to be seen if Kabwe will break the jinx in his debut season
However, the title race is still open.
Bullets could narrow the gap to six points if they beat TN Stars in their last match of the first round.
Bullets Coach Kalisto Pasuwa has not lost hope.
“We will still fight until the last match of the season,” Pasuwa, who has guided Bullets to back-to-back league titles in 2018 and 2019, said.
As the league heads into the second round, anything can happen in the title race.