Central Region giants Silver Strikers storm Dwangwa’s Chitowe Stadium in Nkhotakota bent on collecting maximum points to re-launch their TNM Super League title bid.
Overtaken by second-placed Be Forward Wanderers two weeks ago, the Bankers are on a mission to dislodge the Nomads.
A 1-0 win over Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC last weekend courtesy of daring forward Khuda Muyaba’s goal, gave the Bankers motivation ahead of this afternoon’s away match.
If they beat Mafco, the Bankers will have 39 points and if the Nomads drop points against leaders Nyasa Big Bullets at Kamuzu Stadium, the Bankers will reclaim the second position.
Team manager Francis Singo said the mood in the Bankers camp is lively as they hit the road to Chitowe.
“It’s an important match and all the players are aware of it. We need to collect maximum points in this one if we are to remain relevant in the title battle,” he said.
Silver’s neighbours struggling Civil Sporting Club are also on the road to Mzuzu where they will face Moyale Barracks this afternoon and Mzuni tomorrow.
Moyale coach Charles Kamanga said they are aware that Civil will come with guns brazing.
“Civil are struggling in the league, and, having beaten them at their home in the first round, they will be coming for revenge,” he said.
In-form striker Raphael Phiri is expected to lead the civil servants resurrection.
The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) outfit will miss the services of their marksman Deus Nkutu who is suspended.
But Kamanga said they have replacements to fit in his boots.