Civo grab Intercity Charity Trophy with victory over Eagles

Having endured a torrid TNM Super League first round, Civil Service United (Civo) gave their fans something to smile about as they won the K3.5 million Intercity Charity Football Trophy after defeating Blue Eagles 12-11 in post-match penalties during the final match of the two-day tournament held at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.

Civo pose for a photo after conquering the cops

Civo pose for a photo after conquering the cops

Civo launch an attack into Eagles' box

Civo launch an attack into Eagles’ box

Referee Patrick Ngoleka books Lanjesi during the game

Referee Patrick Ngoleka books Lanjesi during the game

Civo's Patience Kalumo sends John Soko the wrong  way during spot kicks

Civo’s Patience Kalumo sends John Soko the wrong way during spot kicks

Keeper vs keeper- John Soko beats Innocent Phiri from the spot, Pix Alex Mwazalumo

Keeper vs keeper- John Soko beats Innocent Phiri from the spot, Pix Alex Mwazalumo

Captain Emmanuel Zoya received the tropjhy from deputy sports director Justice Msopera

Captain Emmanuel Zoya received the tropjhy from deputy sports director Justice Msopera

The two sides played a one-all draw in regulation time after Wister Phiri had cancelled out Civo’s early lead with a well taken strike from the spot. Fifa referee Patrick Ngoleka awarded the penalty following a handball by Wyson Nkhana.

Civo had taken the lead just two minutes into the game- courtesy of a Raphael Phiri header of a Dan Msimuko corner kick.

The second half produced no scores and the game went straight into the shoot-outs. It took a total of 26 spot kicks for the two sides to be separated with Civo defender John ‘Kintu’ Lanjesi scoring the winning penalty after his goalkeeper Innocent Phiri had saved Osward Maonga’s penalty deep into the sudden-death period.

The first set of five spot kicks for each side could not separate the two teams as both of them missed their last kicks of the first set. All the remaining players from either side including the two goalkeepers converted their penalties, resulting in the earlier penalty takers to be summoned again. Eagles’ Tsanzo Dalio and Civo’s Richard Chande scored for the second time but Osward Maonga had his second kick saved by Innocent Phiri.

Lanjesi, also coming for the second time made no mistake to hand his side the much needed victory.

For winning the cup, Civo received a trophy and K2 million with the runners-up Blue Eagles pocketing K750,000.

Big Bullets, who beat Silver Strikers by a Jelesi Lufeyo lone strike from a free kick in the third-place play-off walked home K500,000 richer while the Bankers got K250,000.

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12 thoughts on “Civo grab Intercity Charity Trophy with victory over Eagles”

  1. Hardson says:

    Congratulations to Civo and big up to BB for reminding noisy Silver Strikers that it is our kid born from the first wife manoma.

  2. mbwangalambwangala says:

    Kweee kwee mbwangalambwangala

  3. Myao says:

    A Original Gobe, Za wheelbarrowzo ndi technology ya 1600, we use ma sprayer, muli ku South Sudan kapena??

  4. Myao says:

    NYAKWAWA: ‘INTER’ REFERS TO AN OVERLAP, IN THIS CASE A SCENARIO INVOlVING MORE THAN 1 CITY. BUT I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU ON YOUR CONCERNS, THE ORGANISORS SHOULD CAST THEIR NET WIDER.

  5. chimtumbira says:

    Civo woyeeee!!!!!!!!!! I will always be civooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Limbikani Eneya says:

    Congratulations to Civo, keep it up, koma ku TNM izi musayembekeze kuti zingachitike anuwake tilipo ife a Big Bullets

  7. Gift Shugah says:

    Zabwino zonse ma Civol servanc

  8. NYAKWAWA says:

    point of correction, the just ended bonanza not intercity,but it was a 2 City bonanza, because the northern and eastern cities have been soccerly sidelined.

    How come one city contribute 3 teams and yet we have Moyale and Mzuni in Mzuzu City while in Zomba City, the Reds were readily available.

    The required number of participating teams was proportional to the number of cities our beloved country has.

    Be reminded that such trends are nepotistic and inimical towards the development of soccer in the warm heart of Africa.

  9. original gobe says:

    kodi mumayikabe by hand zi lime za ufa pa ground kumalawiko? this is 2015 for gods sakes.
    just mix a lime paste in a wheelbarrow and punch a hole above the wheel of the wheelbarrow. as it rolls, the wheel smears a line of paint onto the pitch. 1920 technology. mwati ma engineer alipodi kumeneko?

    1. Analyst says:

      Don’t forget everything is primitive in Malawi. Kulima timalimabe ndi makasu, madzi ndi zina timasenzabe pamutu. Kuyenda timayendabe barefooted. Kuseta timaseterabe masamba a nthochi kapena makoko a chimanga. Iwetu iwe uzatitukwanitsa tsiku lina

  10. kondwani says:

    congrats civil service.

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