Capital city giants Silver Strikers football club will have to battle with old rivals Civil Sporting club not only for three points in the TNM super league but also for the supremacy of the capital city on Sunday at the Silver stadium in a Lilongwe derby.
The first Lilongwe derby of the season comes two weeks after the Super League of Malawi (SULOM) had called of action due to security reasons after the May 21 tripartite elections and both teams seem prepared ahead of the match.
Speaking in an interview the civil servants team manager Gabriel Chirwa said preparation are going on well ahead of the big match this weekend.
“We expected to play the derby last week only for SULOM to cancel the match on Thursday after we had already planned for the match but after regrouping this week we should put our heads preparing for the match but its always a tough match when we play silver as it’s not just about three points but who is giant of Lilongwe.
“Every one is available except for Damiano Kunje but that gives room to other players to get a chance to play “, Chirwa said.
On the other hand the central bankers through team manager Itaye Nundwe said
“It’s always tough when playing Civil but we have to prepare very well as a derby like this one is not determined by your current form or run of results but how you plan for the match and how your players are on that day so we are doing everything to raise morale levels in our camp.
“Some of our players Brighton Munthali and Duncan Nyoni are with the national team while Khuda Muyaba is on suspension and we have to go by the decision made by the executive as no player is bigger than the club but that shouldn’t be an excuse for us not to do better as we signed more players who can equally perform”.