Blue Eagles eye Silver downfall

Injury-hit Blue Eagles have vowed to prey on Silver Strikers and close the gap with TNM Super League pacesetters.

The cops captain Mecium Mhone is suspended for accumulating three yellow cards.

Flashback: Silver’s Duncan Nyoni tries to beat Eagles Wonder Jeremani

Left-back Maxwell Munthali has a hamstring while left-winger Henry Misinjo has a knee injury.

Confirming the injury situation, Eagles assistant coach Assistant Superintendent Wilson Chidati also said long time absentee John Junior Malidadi, who has started light training, is not fit to play.

He, however, refused to panic, arguing they have capable replacements for the three.

Chidati described their clash as nothing special.

“All games are equal since they carry three points, but maybe the issue here is about the rivalry since we all come from the same city,” he said.

Eagles have already defeated defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers this season and a victory today will send a strong statement regarding their campaign.

The Police side has 17 points from 10 matches and is aiming to remain close to the summit which has, in recent weeks, seen Kamuzu Barracks, Wanderers and TN Stars jockeying for the top spot.

Looking ahead to the match, Silver team manager Itaye Nundwe said they will be hunting for nothing less than a win.

“We want to win this match and other games to be within touching distance of the league leaders.

“However, we also realise that Eagles are a very strong side so we need to be competitive enough to win it,” he said.

The Bankers will be without injured midfielder Levison Maganizo, but defender Trevor Kalema missed yesterday’s game against Dwangwa United due to suspension, return.

Before travelling to Dwangwa, Silver had won four games, drew three and lost once, which, by their own standard, is a slow start to the season.

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