Golden Boot race hots up

Silver Strikers marksman Khuda Muyaba has caught up with Be Forward Wanderers’ Nigerian talisman Babatunde Adepoju in the chase for the TNM Super League Golden Boot Award.

Muyaba took his tally to 14 on Mother’s Day when the Central Bankers ended their lengthy winless run with a 2-0 win over Masters Security FC at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe.

Maxwell Gastin scored the other goal for sixth-positioned Silver, who are tied on 37 points with capital city rivals Civil Sporting Club.

Muyaba: The battle lines have been drawn

But the Civil Servants, who have played 23 games, are fifth courtesy of a better goal difference while the Central Bankers have a game in hand.

The outspoken Muyaba yesterday said he is delighted to have caught up with the Nomads lanky forward.

“Now that we are at par, the battle lines have been drawn,” he said.

On his part, Babatunde yesterday said: “I am sorry, let me not comment on that. Let us see what happens at the end of the season.”

Babatunde has been the leading scorer for the better part of the campaign, but has struggled to keep up the momentum in the second round.

In another match played on Mother’s Day, Civil Sporting edged TN Stars of Kasungu 1-0 through Ranken Mwale’s strike.

Wanderers still lead the 16-team top-flight league with 45 points from 21 matches, three ahead champions and second-placed Nyasa Big Bullets who, however, have a game in hand.

Blue Eagles are third with 39 points from 21 matches. They are tied on points with fourth placed Kamuzu Barracks (KB). However, the cops have a  superior goal difference and have played three games fewer.

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