Silver Strikers lethal striker Rodrick Gonani has said they are determined to win the K20 million (about $68 000) Standard Bank Knockout Trophy as a gift to the new Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) Governor Charles Chuka.
Gonani, who scored a brace in Sundayâ€™s semi-final against Civo United to inspire a 4-1 victory, said Silver have a tradition of dedicating trophies to new governors.
The Bankers will meet Mighty Wanderers on Saturday in an all blue finals.
â€œOur focus is to grab the trophy and give it to the new governor as a gift. We at silver have a tradition of giving gifts to our governors, so we are targeting the Standard Bank Trophy for the new governor,â€ said Gonani.
He confessed that the battle will be tough against Wanderers.
â€œWe will strive to achieve it. We know Wanderers are the best team, but with the form we have taken now, we will definitely win the trophy,â€ he said.
Chuka replaced Dr Perks Ligoya after the Peopleâ€™s Party (PP) took over government from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in April.
Ligoyaâ€™s gift was the TNM Super League title last season.
Gonani, who is trailing Bullets striker Gabadinho Mhango with two goals on the Golden Boot Award race, said he still has a chance to dislodge Gabadinho. Gonani has three goals whereas Gabadinho has five.
â€œI still have a chance to win the race as we are still in the competition. I know it is going to be a tall order, but with focus and the help of my colleagues, I can manage to upset the tables,â€ he said.