Limping capital city giants Civo United have set up a crucial Presidential Cup second round home clash against tough Kamuzu Barracks after both teams went past their first round opponents in games played Saturday, May 18, 2013 at separate venues.
Civo, who are struggling in the TNM Super League with just a point from four league matches this afternoon labored to a 1-0 home win against little known Hard Knockers to book a date against fellow Super League side Kamuzu Barracks in the second round.
Kamuzu Barracks reached the second round after defeating Nkhotakota champions Tractor Pool at Chitowe Stadium in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota.
The two sides are expected to meet in a second round encounter to determine one of the five central region representatives in the competition’s national phase.
Another mouthwatering fixture involving central region gurus could also be on the menu should Silver Strikers and Epac FC go past their first and second round opponents. Silver face Banyamulenge from Salima at Nankhaka Ground on Sunday, May 19, 2013 as Epac take on Chipolopolo from Kasungu at Silver Stadium.
Winners of the Silver/Banyamulenge match are expected to meet Santhe in the second round and the winner of this tie will line up against the winner between Kasungu Police and Epac in the third round to determine the fifth representative from the centre at the national phase.
Only teams in this particular pot will go up to the third round because of the uneven number of representatives from central region in the national draw.
The centre has been allocated t five places in the national draw with the south and north set to contribute seven and four teams respectively.