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Silver Strikers aim for top

Silver Strikers have plotted to celebrate returning to their home base, Silver Stadium, with maximum points in their two TNM Super League matches.

The Central Bankers welcome fifth-from-the-bottom Mzuni today before entertaining Blantyre United at the renovated stadium. Silver will play at home for the first time this season.

The Central Bankers have a chance to upstage league leaders, Be Forward Wanderers, should they win both games.

Wanderers lead the pack with 28 points from 12 games whereas Silver have five points less on second position from 11 games.

Maximum points from the two games will take Silver to the driving seat with 29 points.

But Wanderers will have the advantage of a game in hand.

Silver coach, Lovemore Fazili, stressed on the importance of celebrating the return to their back yard with maximum points.

“It is our wish to make our return to Silver Stadium memorable. The best way to celebrate it will be by winning both games. We will work towards that,” Fazili said while admitting that both opponents might come on a mission to end Silver’s unbeaten league run this season.

Wanderers are on bye this weekend as they concentrate on their Carlsberg Cup quarter-final fixture against Blue Eagles today.

But their seasoned player, Joseph Kamwendo, said they are aware of the meaning of Silver winning two games this weekend.

“Our attention is on the Carlsberg Cup this weekend. We will think about the league when we are done with Blue Eagles. You know we are defending champions of Carlsberg and we must fight to reach the semi-finals. But whatever the case, we will continue fighting for points in the league,” Kamwendo said.

Eagles, who won the cup in 2011, go into the match seeking revenge after losing 1-0 to the Nomads at Balaka Stadium in a league match.

Eagles have made a slow start to the season but, with players such as Phillip Masiye, Gilbert Chirwa and Micium Mhone, Wanderers, who are smarting from a 1-0 loss to Nyasa Big Bullets last week, should tread carefully against the cops.

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