Civo wins Standard Bank Cup final against Wanderers

Civil Service United (Civo) ended their five-year cup drought after defeating cup specialists Mighty Be-Forward Wanderers 1-0 in the Standard Bank Knock-Out Cup final match played before a huge crowd at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe Sunday, November 1, 2015

Mkandawire quells a dangerous situation, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Mkandawire quells a dangerous situation, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Alfred Manyozo Jnr, Zoya fight for the ball, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Alfred Manyozo Jnr, Zoya fight for the ball, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Civo goalie Duncan Mkandawire in ... g tactics, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Civo goalie Duncan Mkandawire in … g tactics, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Alfred Manyozo Jnr, Zoya fight for the ball, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Alfred Manyozo Jnr, Zoya fight for the ball, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Zoya receives the trophy from Sports Minister Grace Chiumia, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Champaign time- Civo pose for photo as sponsors pour champaign, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Champaign time- Civo pose for photo as sponsors pour champaign, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Dejected- Nomads receive their silver medals, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Dejected- Nomads receive their silver medals, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Zoya hoists the cup as Standard Bank CFO Temwani Simwaka and Minister Chiumia clap hands, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Zoya hoists the cup as Standard Bank CFO Temwani Simwaka and Minister Chiumia clap hands, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Civo celebrate with their fans, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Civo celebrate with their fans, Pic Alex Mwazalumo

Malawi Police Service Bravo Band leads a trophy parade, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Malawi Police Service Bravo Band leads a trophy parade, Pic Alex Mwazalumo.

Stepping onto the turf as underdogs, owing to Wanderers’ impeccable cup record, the civil servants from Capital Hill defied all the odds, restricting the Nomads to a goal-less first half.

The Nomads had the better of their opponents in the first half, in which they enjoyed more possession and won free kicks in dangerous positions but they lacked the killer instinct.

Sensing early danger, Civo coach Oscar Kaunda pushed in experienced Gerald Nkungula for struggling Thoko Harrison.

Kaunda was forced to make another substitution in the second half, following an injury to Isaac Msiska. Richard Chande came in place of the injured Msiska. Victor Mpinganjira, who was loaned to Civo from Wanderers was also replaced by Chifundo Thawiha.

As the second half progressed, it became clear that most Wanderers players were struggling with the pace of the game.

The Nomads’ bench was, however, slow in acting. Alfred Manyozo Junior, Mike Kaziputa, Jabulani Linje and Muhamad Sulumba were some of the players that were struggling to contain the servants’ pressure but the Wanderers’ bench rested Kondwani Kumwenda for Victor Nyirenda.

Linje was later taken out for Sparrow Msowoya but the Nomads’ fate was about to be decided. With only two minutes remaining on the clock, Civo’s marksman Nelson Kangunje capitalised on a lapse in Wanderers’ defence to beat goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa from close range after receiving a pass from Raphael Phiri.

In a last gasp effort, the Nomads pulled out Sulumba for Luka Milanzi but the damage had already occurred. It was time to crown Civo 2015 Standard Bank Knock-Out Cup champions after a five-year cup drought in the servants’ camp.

The last time Civo won a Silver-wear was in 2010 when they defeated their city rivals Silver Strikers 1-0 in the Presidential Cup final at the same venue.

Coach Oscar Kaunda was on cloud nine after the whistle.

“I am a very happy man and I thank God for what has happened. We had problems in the first half and I told the boys at half time to utilise any opportunity we were going to get in the second half.

“We have been failing to win this cup because of penalty shoot-outs and I told the boys to bury the game in 90 minutes,” said Kaunda.

His counterpart Elia Kananji conceded defeat, blaming his own charges of lacking commitment.

“I accept the defeat. Most of our boys were not committed to the cause and we failed to adjust when Civo stepped up their tempo in the second half,” said Kananji, who was eyeing a double after winning the Carlsberg Cup a couple of months ago.

 

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58 thoughts on “Civo wins Standard Bank Cup final against Wanderers”

  1. yip says:

    NEBA mutu sukugwira

  2. devilsadvocate says:

    Did you guys get a credit note for the hired bus, since things didn’t go well? Pepa neba.

  3. ntha..... says:

    Neba… mutu siukugwira.

  4. Hardson says:

    Limbani limbani mitima a ulendo limbani limbani mitima. Pepa neba inenso zandiwawa ngakhala anthu osadziwa mpira anasokosa ku ofesi civo itakuntha timu ya fuko koma anthu a mtendere tinangoti chete panonso tili chete. Moti tikulira nanu limodzi. Wina walankhula za mwano kumati tiwine lig tibweze ngongole-awa ndi anthu amene amalankhula asanaganize koma asanafufuze kuti kulinji choncho ife sitikudandaula. Anthu amati a Bullets ndife aphokoso adabwa okha ife tili cheteee ngakhale nkhuku za noma za ku ofesi kwathu zinali dzyolidzyoli kuona ngati tibweza kulalata we are very decent and smart. Ndimakumbukira vesi la mBaibulo ngakhale sindikuyenera kutero komabe 1 Akorinto 5:5 “…… Ndawapereka kwa Satana, kuti aphunzire kusalankhula za mwano” choncho mwano usiye neba.

  5. Victor says:

    Pepani Neba masiku sakoma onse Basi limbikirani League mukhoza kuyiwina malinga muwine magame onse zikomo congrats Civo mwachotsa manyazi LL Zikomo masapota onse povomereza kuluza tiyene tipitirize kuti mpira upite patsogolo mwina mawa Flames ndikuyamba kuwina magame

  6. Oscar D. Mulenga says:

    Paja tinkanena kuti wina alira aeeee! Eeeeee! waliradiiiii!!!!!!! Kuzitama sikwabwino. Davide anapha Goliati. Cup Specialist ndiye kuti chiyani? Mutenge phunziro apa ‘Nyerere’ lero simwafa ndi dzuwa osati doom ayi

  7. William Tembo says:

    Guyz mwachita bwino kupha mbuzi zimenezi,zikanati nyansa mumzinda muno.

  8. cbk says:

    manoma osadanda,ya gate collection ndi runners up IJA yambiri.Neba wapindula chani?Uwine league tu ubweze ngongole IJA,apo bii akulanda basi anakupasa a tcheya IJA.

  9. Klein says:

    Munyanya manoma kuyakhura kwambiri titenga ma cup onse awiri?

  10. Nya BB says:

    Chalaka Bakha Nkhuku singatole kkkkkkkk maule palibenso

  11. Make Tako says:

    Congrats Civo United For Nyerere Masiku Sakoma onse They is alwalys next time

  12. I am nyerere supporter and my children BB. We all analyze the game and find out that Nyerere has no capable strikers to finish. We remembered the boy from Cameron because the position our strikers missed he could use it. This story is gone now pls start to teach the strickers how they can bend the foot to the net not just overflowing the ball. I am happy because if a child can’t listen the advice then you leave him/her till he/she met the situation and cry. You prayed well but finishing is difficult.
    Thank you.

  13. mtubzitubzu kumputa mkunkhudza says:

    Buluzi wakwera nkhoma.

  14. waseme says:

    Kangunje kangunje!!!!!!!!!! 1 – 0 that’s my boy pepani a neba kkkkkkk

  15. Waganyu says:

    Mafana mumakwana nyerere sizinakhome nsonkho mwachita bwino mwadzimanga matama atha

  16. Chilungamo says:

    Chakanika ma wile nyerere siingatole
    Sorry neba

  17. Comment yako ndoyopusa zedi wamva!

  18. samon says:

    Anoma musadandaule. Akuti mubwerezane. Chifukwa chigoli sichinalowe reff sanaone bwino mpira unamenya side net ndamvera
    pa nkhoma fm

  19. Mwachita bwino kuluza munakatikwana town muno zabwino zose pamene mukuphaka ndalama civo yimakunyadilani

  20. kaka says:

    Ayaya wanyanyala basi

  21. Monty says:

    Bravo Civo.

  22. Dausi Phiri says:

    We are proud of you CIVO well done.Ngakhale mumakonda kutisokoneza ife a Silver tikafuna kukumenyani.Bravo chifukwa chopha mfiti yathu.

  23. Chileka man says:

    Zakhala boo size ya mtauni

  24. Freston Dambuleni says:

    Mwagwira nawo ntchito basi simatama akewo game isadayambe standard cup ndi yathu ndiye Civo yangokupangani shut up your mouth and sit down

  25. geoffrey mpacha says:

    pepa neighbour, zachitika basi.

  26. Anabanda says:

    Fire kananje even carlsberg cup was win by cheating in league v r no. 9 with such a crop of good players v can’t loose

  27. Ada Banda says:

    Chalaka bakha….

  28. Guyz, Mwat noma yatan???

  29. Mungete says:

    A player is substituted WITH another player. And a player is substituted BY the coach. Mwamva inu olemba nkhani?

  30. William Tembo says:

    Neba zakuvuta, wataya maaluvera mutu sukugwira.

  31. CITIZEN says:

    MBC TV Please improve. No replays of on crucial moments including goal. no watch on screen

  32. Hd says:

    Ayi masiku sakoma onse mungoyesetsa ku kulimbikira league mutenga neba kikiki

  33. Kenny mataya says:

    Week yowawa kwa amene amasapota chiefs wonderes komaso Chelsea

  34. kadyankena says:

    When civo beat NyassaBB neba was over the moon, this time we are moaning with u beighbour.

  35. betere galu says:

    Mtengo olephera nyani- pusi sangaukwere- mtengo olemphera nyani- pusi sangaukwere

  36. Bessam Kapuma says:

    That’s the way Civo. The Capital city giants!

  37. yaya toure says:

    U failed to pay AYAYA n’kumanamizira kupemphera apa.kkkkkkk…..mwaluzanso u hypocrites…!!Musova Tnm’nso ikukuvutani.HEHEDE!!!

  38. mzunguwanzeru says:

    Lilongwe giants woyeee

  39. civo service united says:

    get ur facts right…civo was away and be forward was at home..yu know nothing about soccer……

  40. opportunist says:

    Wamandimu Neba

  41. KAMBWEMBWE says:

    NEBA MESA UMATI NDIWE CUP SPECIALIST WAYIONA BANGWETU .SITISEWERA PAMOUTH MPIRA ASA MBUZI

  42. Nyambinyambi says:

    Anthu muli ndi nyanga mukalowa nazo church?Mukuperekeratu money ya AXA transport ati yonyamulira cup ee?Neba mutu sukugwiradi eti kkkkkkkkk basi bweraniko neba muzatithandize kutenga league kkkkkkk

  43. jmc says:

    Neba uti bwanji pamenepo? Maule takudandaulani neba?

  44. Anabanda says:

    You were tooooo proud neba c God has punished u by the sword.
    I and MAMA are very very haapy today

  45. Mbolo Sidwala says:

    Akuluakulu akale adati, chalaka mapale nyerere sizingatole! Tiye nazo, paja iwe umadalira ma game in hand. Kananji paja anati anasungitsa ndalama ku Standard chinangotsala ndi kutapa, pepa wabetsa. Usova!

  46. wisdom malisita says:

    Zili bho,nebo phokoso too much.

  47. Bristol says:

    Congrats CIVO. I am proud of you as a resident of Lilongwe City.

  48. Mauleman says:

    Ayi game sinathe kwatsala 10min. Kuti sulumba achinye.kkkkkkkk neba mutu sukugwira!!! Atenga zikho zonse chaka chino kkkkk. analipira kale AXA kkkkkk atengera kachewere chamu Dedza ndi mu Ntcheumu kkkkkkkkkkk

  49. Ndaipalero says:

    Kkkkkkkkkk neba mavuto ayambira ku church

  50. waganyu says:

    Welllooooo done…..!!!!….

  51. Titus scot says:

    Welcome A CIVO to the world of cups! Komatu ngakhale munatiphumitsa chikhochi ife timakwera ya CIVO chifukwa akanawina Neba eeeh sitikanamwa madzi. Koma abale this Kangunje boy akubwera bhooo! Congratulations to civo! !!

  52. Che Wiskey says:

    Zoona ABM, Neba SakanatimwetsaMadzi, Bravo Civo!!

  53. kanga ndiwamba says:

    zilibwino sizamwana apa maule tinakwera inu acivo mwagwira ntchito

  54. Chemasalimo says:

    Neba zataninso.
    Mmesa suluza mu ma fayinolozi

  55. nyerere says:

    manoma zoona mumakagwadila milungu yakufa, mafano a Maria musanakamenye game nkumati muwina?? mwandikwiyitsa bwanji?? why didn’t you just go and play the game clean without consulting false Roman gods?? mwandikwiyitsa game tikanawina iyi

  56. darlington nkhongoza says:

    Congrats civo

  57. abit nyonyonyo says:

    bravo civo!!!!!!!! mwatigonjetsela adani athu!!!! takunyadilani ife a banja la maulle!!!!!!!! imwani wamkaka

  58. ABM says:

    Zakhala bwino. Neba akanativuta.

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