Silver, widely known as the Bankers, were dislodged by Mighty Be Forward Wanderers, who beat Tigers FC 1-0 at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday and needed a win to reclaim the second slot on the 16 member-log table, but it was a different story after the final whistle.
Silver Team Manager Francis Songo said the title race is still wide open and hoped to do well in their next assignments to remain in the title contention.
“We really needed the three points, but lady lucky did not smile at us today. Blue Eagles is a good side with talented players and a draw is a fair result. We are still in the contention for the title and we look forward to our next games,” said Songo.
Blue Eagles Derkleck Msakakuona praised his charges for salvaging a point over the Bankers.
“It was a good game. We knew they would come hard us having beaten them in the Airtel Top 8 semifinals, but we told the boys not to give them any space. A draw is not a bad result. We will make up in our next games,” said Msakakuona.
The Bankers now have 33 points from 17 games, nine points and a point behind league leaders Nyasa Big Bullets and Wanderers, respectively. Blue Eagles are on fifth position with 25 points from 17 games as well.
At Mzuzu Stadium, Moyale FC came from behind to force a 3-3 home draw against Bullets.
The league leaders, at some stage, led 3-1, but the home side managed to a pocket a point, thanks to striker Deus Nkutu’s hat trick. The People’s Team, who claimed a 0-1 away win over Mzuni FC at the same venue, netted through Chiukepo Msowoya (brace) and Nelson Kangunje.
In other games, Kamuzu Barracks beat Civil Sporting 0-1 at Kasungu Stadium. Despite the loss, Civil are still on fourth position with 26 points while Kamuzu Barracks are on tenth position with 21 points from 17 games each.
Red Lions and Masters Security bagged a point each after settling for a barren draw at Mangochi Stadium. They tie on 22 points, but separated by goal difference with Masters Security having a game in hand.