Silver Strikers have set the pace in the chase for the 2019 TNM Super League title as they sit at the pinnacle after the first weekend.
The Central Bankers are tied on four points with Mighty Tigers, but the former has a better goal aggregate.
After beating Karonga United 3-2 in their opening match on Saturday, Silver were held to a goalless draw by the top-flight league returnees Chitipa United in Karonga the following day.
Their marksman Khuda Muyaba, is also the leading scorer with three goals, having banged a hat-trick against Karonga.
Peter Nselema scored a brace for the hosts. Tigers on the other hand, opened their account with a goalless draw against Kamuzu Barracks on Saturday before edging Dwangwa United 2-1 on Sunday.
Edwin Carlos and Shasimbiwe Kanyika were or target for the Kau-Kau boys while Darlingtone Chinthala netted the consolation goal for Dwangwa.
Be Forward Wanderers, who finished second last season, and runners-up Nyasa Big Bullets were in the mood for pillage demolishing Mzuni 5-0 and TN Stars 4-0, respectively.
The two teams are tied on three points from a game each, but the Nomads are third on the standings courtesy of a better goal difference.
Babatunde Adepoju and Harry Nyirenda scored a goal each while Zicco Mkanda scored the other goal for Wanderers.
Defender Gomezgani Chirwa, Patrick Phiri and brace from Chiukepo Msowoya ensured that the People’s Team started the title defence campaign on the right footing.
Newcomers Mlatho Mponela got a feel of what to expect in the flagship league when they went down 3-0 to Civil Spotrting Club in Kasungu on Sunday.
A double from Lucky Mdezo and Isaac Msiska’s strike were enough to give the Civil Servants a good start.
Rookies Ntopwa FC played out a goalless draw against Mzuni on Sunday.