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Silver Strikers strike down Chitipa FC

By Wakisa Myamba

Silver Strikers on Wednesday edged out Chitipa United FC 1-0 to end Chitipa’s unbeaten home run in the TNM Super League.

The game started on a slow pace as both teams were not settled to make proper coordination until the third minute when the visitors started making fierce attacks and penetrating through Chitipa’s defence which looked weak and disorganized.

In the seventh minute, joy came to the Central Bankers, as Maxwell Paipi scored the lone goal after receiving the ball from a corner taken by Duncan Nyoni.

Silver Strikers and Chitipa FC players tussle for the ball. Pic by Trifonia Mtawali

During second half, both teams made a number of substitutions but Chitipa United failed to produce tangible results.

In a post-match interview, Silver Strikers coach Pieter De Jongh was pleased with the results, saying his boys played very well and were dedicated.

However, he complained about the status of the Karonga Stadium, saying the ground is not good for Super League matches.

On his part, Chitipa United coach Macdonald Mtetemera said his boys lost the game due to fatigue.

“We prepared to win the game, but due to fatigue, players failed to control the game and failed to create more chances.

“We cannot travel two days, have training one day and play the game. That is too much for the players,” said Mtetemera.

The Bankers’ win was their 14th victory out of 27 games played and have 50 points position three.

Chitipa United have lost nine games out of 27 played and are on fourth position with 44 points.

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