As Malawians celebrated Chilembwe day of Friday, TNM Super League action started on promising note for teams like Silver Strikers, Mafco and Ekwendeni Hammers.
Just like the famous story of John Chilembwe invading an armoury in Mandala to steal guns in the 1915 uprising, Silver Strikers also invaded the home of Malawi Police Services side, Blue Eagles FC at Nankhaka to collect maximum points.
Stain Davie scored the lone goal of the match that saw the bankers shoot to the top of the league with 19 points now from nine games.
Of course their stay on the summit of the table may be short-lived depending on the outcome of Red Lions' matches in the Central Region.
The Zomba-based soldiers, coming two points down the Bankers will have two tasks in the region starting from Saturday against in-form Civo Service United and later Eagles the next day.
The Lions occupied the top seat last week and have played eight games so far.
On the same Chilembwe day, Ekwendeni Hammers started their Northern Lakeshore journey smoothly as they trounced on struggling Chitipa United 3-1 at Karonga Stadium.
Clever Kaira, Sammy Phiri and Maneno Nyoni did the honours for the visitors, while the hosts reduced the damages with a consolation from Bob Longer from the spot.
The Etson Kadenge Mwafulirwa boys have now moved to third-place on the table, with 16 point from eight games.
Hammers can consolidate their stay on the position depending on the outcome of their second match against Karonga United on the same venue on Saturday.
The result worsens Chitipa United's situation which returned from the central region with no point last week in their two fixtures.
Chitipa United, fondly called the Lions of Chitipa have failed to roar in the league this season with no victory registered on their side from eight games.
They have only managed one draw and are anchoring the table.
Otherwise Mafco also had a good day on Friday beating TN Stars 2-1 at their new home, Civo Stadium.
Stain Malata and Alexander Sikwambe were on target for the Salima-based soldiers to move to fourth place on the table.
On the other hand, Chiletso Zoya ushered some hope for the Kasungu Boys through his consolation goal.
Mafco now have 16 points from nine games while TN Stars are sixth with 15 points from nine games.
Other games on Saturday, Nyasa Big Bullets will host Ntopwa FC at Kamuzu Stadium, while on Sunday, Chitipa will host Moyale Barracks at Karonga Stadium.
TN Stars will play Kamuzu Barracks at Kasungu Stadium, while Mighty Wanderers host Mighty Tigers at Kamuzu Stadium.