The opponent is Blue Eagles, but the target is Be Forward Wanderers as TNM Super League hopefuls Silver Strikers are gearing up for another go at the top position.
After failing to topple Wanderers in the last match of the first-round, Silver are now hoping to achieve this feat in their opening game of the second-round, as they face city-neighbours Blue Eagles at Nankhaka in a super Sunday clash.
The Bankers have 33 points from 15 games and are chasing the Nomads who lead with 35 points.
A win in this afternoon will gift the Bankers the top position for the next seven days since Wanderers, who were playing in Carlsberg Cup against rivals Nyasa Big Bullets yesterday, are on bye.
Silver, who are unbeaten in the league, have to work on their finishing after a goalless draw against Wanderers in a match they created respectable scoring opportunities.
Coach Lovemore Fazili said they had worked on such shortfalls.
“We should be abel to collect maximum points,” he said.
Eagles, who have 24 points from 15 matches, need full points as well to narrow the gap between them and third-placed Big Bullets who have 28 points.
But they have to do this without key players captain Micium Mhone , Ackim Kazombo and Phillip Masiye due to injury. Silver are not spared from injuries as we went to press, the Bankers were waiting for Herbert Wayekha, Levison Maganizo and Duncan Nyoni to undergo a late fitness test if they are yet fit to play. Eagles chairperson Alexander Ngwala said the pressure is on Silver, who are chasing the Nomads.
While in Silver camp the attention is on goal-buster Mathews Sibale, Mphatso Phillemon, who is currently leading the top scorers chart, is the unsung hero in the TNM Super League.