Silver Strikers question players’ attitude


Silver Strikers have described their first loss of the season in the TNM Super League as a wake-up call.

The Central Bankers lost 1-0 to Red Lions at Balaka Stadium on Sunday when Chimwemwe Chidati scored for the soldiers.

Silver Team Manager, Francis Songo, said the players were becoming complacent.


“It is about attitude and poor approach. We saw it coming and we knew that, one day, we would meet our match. We were getting carried away and, sometimes, the players could win games without playing [well],” he said.

“The loss is a wake-up call for us. If we want to win the league, we must be consistent and win more games.”

Silver also drew 1-1 against Blantyre United at Chilomoni Stadium in Blantyre on Saturday.


It was Silver’s ninth league draw of the season.

Nonetheless, Songo said the loss to Lions was water under the bridge for the eight-time champions, who last won the league title in 2013.

Silver defender Yinusa Sheriff said he was failing to come to terms with the loss.

“I do not understand what happened. It was just a simple mistake. We will come back stronger,” he said.

Following the loss, Silver descended from second position to position three with 46 points from 23 games, eight points behind leaders Be Forward Wanderers.

Nyasa Big Bullets are second with 47 points from 22 games.

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