BY STEVEN WYSON
Silver Strikers rising striker Khuda Muyaba has caught up with Be Forward Wanderers’ Nigerian talisman Babatunde Adepoju in the chase for the TNM Super League Golden Boot Award of 2019 season.
Muyaba took his goals to 14 on Mother’s Day when the Central Bankers ended their lengthy winless run with a 2-0 win over Masters Security F.C at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe.
Maxwell Gastin was his first game since from Mzuni F.C where he scored the other goal for sixth-positioned Silver, who are tied on 37 points with capital city rivals Civil Sporting Club.
But the Civil Servants, who have played 23 games, are fifth courtesy of a better goal difference while the Central Bankers have a game in hand.
The talkative Muyaba yesterday said he is delighted to have caught up with the Nomads lanky forward Babatunde.
“Now that we are at same level, the battle lines have been drawn,” Muyaba said.
On his part, Babatunde yesterday said: “I am sorry, let me not comment on that. Let us see what happens at the end of the season.”
Babatunde has been the leading scorer for the better part of the campaign, but has struggled to keep up the momentum in the second round.
Wanderers still lead the 16-team top-flight league with 45 points from 21 matches, three ahead champions and second-placed Nyasa Big Bullets who, however, have a game in hand.
Blue Eagles are third with 39 points from 21 matches. They are tied on points with fourth placed Kamuzu Barracks (KB). However, the cops have a superior goal difference and have played three games fewer.