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Resilient Extreme denies Silver top spot: TNM Super League


By Edwin Mbewe

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Silver Strikers Football Club on Friday failed to go top of the TNM Superleague after playing to a goalless draw against the resilient Mchinji based side, Extreme FC, at the Bingu National Stadium in the Capital, Lilongwe.

From the outset, the visitors took charge of the game, displaying dominance in possession and play.

However, their forwards, including Beston Jimu, Babangida Ishaya, and Chifundo George, lacked the finishing touch needed to translate their efforts into goals.

The early stages of the match saw Adiel Kaduya from Silver Strikers FC miss opportunities, failing to capitalize on Uchizi Vunga’s exquisite pass at the 20th minute.

A mere ten minutes later, Kaduya narrowly missed the target, inches away from converting Emmanuel Muyira’s free kick.

The missed efforts by Innocent Shema and Adiel Kaduya for the home team were replied too fast by Extreme through their captain of the day Beston Jimu who failed to connect well a low cross from Frank Sanudi.

Sanudi came with a powerful drive at 36th minute which Pilirani Mapira guarding Silver goal parried it away for safety.

At halftime the affair remained nil nil with Extreme having lions share in terms of ball possession.

Only one corner kick was played by the visitors while the home team had none.

The second half commenced with strategic changes by Silver’s coach, Peiter De Jongh. Stain Davie and winger Zebron Kalima entered the field, replacing Adiel Kaduya and Uchizi Vunga.

At 52nd minute Extreme tried to penetrate Silver defense through Babangida Ishaya from the right frank but the effort yielded nothing as the Nigerian delayed to release the ball for Sanudi.

At 59th minute Duncan Nyoni was fouled by Frank Sanudi in the box and the referee Pilate pointed on the spot for a penalty box which Extreme FC protested against, the penalty however stood and veteran Atusaye Nyondo hit the right upright of goalkeeper Blessings Juma.

In the second half Silver Strikers came a changed team as they kept knocking on Extreme FC goal.

Andrew Bunya coach for the visitors made first change at 65th minute with Francis Black and Gregory Mwase coming in for Beston Jimu and Chifundo George.

Silver also brought in their new catch George Chaomba for Atusaye Nyondo at 80th minute, the coming in of Chaomba changed tempo of the game but Extreme defense was to good dealing with every dead ball that came into the box.

Mavuto Chipolopolo and Levison Gopani came in for Stephano George who was handled his debut for Extreme FC and Tonny Phiri who enjoyed the midfield in the first half.

Silver Strikers could have gotten a goal at 85th minute but Stain Davie missed with centimeters from George Chaomba good ball.

The duel made last changes at 90th minute of the game as 9 minutes were added on the clock.

Silver brought in Gift Chunga for Emmanuel Muyira while Trevor Kalema came in for Babangida Ishaya.

The match ended 0-0 as all efforts from both sides to get goals proved futile.

Extreme FC goalkeeper Blessings Juma was later voted Farmers Organization Limited player of the match.

After the match Silver Strikers FC gaffer Peiter De Jongh said his boys failed to utilize the chances they created hence drew against Extreme.

‘If you can’t score you can’t win.We are still the title contenders we have 11 games to go so you can’t rule us out yet.We need support as we lose,win and draw together”, Said De Jongh.

Extreme FC coach Andrew Bunya shared same thoughts with Silver Coach as he said,his boys also missed chances hence the draw.

He acknowledged they were a better side in the first stanza of the match unlike in the second half where the home team pressurized them.

Silver Strikers FC went in today’s game from 2-3 loss away to Blantyre against Bangwe All Stars FC while Extreme FC defeated MAFCO FC 2-1 at Nankhaka Stadium.

Extreme FC still anchor the table with 14 points from 19 games while Silver are second on the table with 33 points from 19 games while defending champions FCB Nyasa Big Bullets FC still lead the table with 34 points from 17 games.

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