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Silver Strikers Target Kenyan Teams

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By Mabvuto Kambuwe:

TNM Super League giants, Silver Strikers, have canceled plans to play Ethiopian teams as part of preparations for the Caf Confederation Cup match against Gabonese side AO CMS later this month.

Instead, the Central Bankers are looking at the possibility of securing friendlies against Kenyan opponents enroute to Gabon.

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Silver acting General Secretary, Lawrence Yobe, said they are targeting Kenyan teams because of logistical arrangements.

“We have arrived at this decision to accommodate flight bookings and other logistics,” Yobe said.

Meanwhile, Silver have relocated to Salima as they have stepped up preparations for the first leg away match.

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Yobe said they expect hot and humid weather conditions in Gabon, hence the decision to train in the lakeshore district, which has similar conditions.

Locally, Silver have lost the chase for the TNM Super League title despite lying second on the log table with 53 points.

With only two games to wind up the season, the team has no chance of catching up with leaders Nyasa Big Bullets, who have 61 points.

But the Lilongwe giants have a chance of winning some silverware as they are in the quarterfinals of the Fisd Challenge Cup, where they will face holders Kamuzu Barracks.

TNM Super League leaders Nyasa Big Bullets will face Kenyan giants Gor Mahia in the preliminary round of the Caf Champions League later this month.

Bullets played a strength-testing match in Zanzibar against JKU FC Thursday and will wind up the East African tour with a match against Tanzania giants Simba FC in Dar es Salaam on Sunday.

Silver are returning to continental club football after 25 years while Bullets last competed in Africa about four years ago.

Silver have gone four consecutive years without winning the Super League title but won the Airtel Top 8 Cup after beating Be Forward Wanderers 10-9 on post-match penalties last year.

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