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Silver Strikers upbeat in title race

Silver Strikers are upbeat of winning the TNM Super League title this season despite trailing leaders Be Forward Wanderers by eight points with few games to wind up.

Silver registered a second consecutive victory after beating TN Stars 3-1 at Silver Stadium on Sunday just days after beating Masters Security 2-0 at the same venue on Tuesday.

The victories have pushed them to fourth spot on the log table with 40 points from 23 matches, displacing Kamuzu Barracks, who have played 24 matches.

TN Stars have descended to position seven on the log table with 37 points from 24 matches.

Silver Assistant Coach, Abasi Makawa, said it was possible to overtake teams in front of them.

“The race is still open because every team will drop points so we have to keep on winning our matches so that we remain in contention in the title race,” said Makawa who won his first major trophy in 2018 after clinching the Carlsberg Cup while at Masters Security.

Ghanaian striker Michael Tetteh hammered a brace with Duncan Nyoni scoring the other goal whereas China Chirwa scored the consolation for TN Stars.

The Central Bankers have remained with six games to wind up the season including hosting Nyasa Big Bullets.

But the Area 47-based club has gone four consecutive years without winning the TNM Super League despite winning the Airtel Top 8 Cup twice in three years.

The title race is still wide open with about six teams still in contention for it.

Leaders Wanderers who have 48 points from 22 matches will travel to Central Region to face Blue Eagles, Masters, TN Stars, Dwangwa United and Mlatho but will have three home matches against Karonga United, Chitipa United and Mighty Tigers.

Second-placed Bullets who were held to a goal-less draw against Mlatho over the weekend have also remained with tough matches including Silver, Civil Sporting Club, Kamuzu Barracks and Blue Eagles.

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