The waiting is over in the First Merchant Bank ( FMB) Under 20 following a semi-finals draw which was conducted on Wednesday at their headquarters in Blantyre.
Present during the draw was FMB Head of marketing manager Sylvia Mataka, Football Association of Malawi competitions manager Gomegzani Zakazaka and Mabvuto Missi from National Youth Football.
During the draw Fish Eagles were drawn against Dedza Police Youth in an early kick-off on Friday before Mangochi Police Reserve against Disciples at 2:30.
Both games will be played at the Zomba Community Centre Ground as well as the finals on Saturday.
In her speech, Mataka hailed National Youth Football Committee for smooth run of the Cup and urged soccer lovers to patrionise the games on Friday and Saturday in Zomba.
She also said as FMB they are happy in sponsoring the cup because they have helped in unearthing hidden talent.
“We are proud as a bank to have produced talented players to both Malawi Under 20 and some Super League teams,” said Mataka.
Mataka said come Saturday in Zomba, people should expect an entertaining final and promised fun and pomp.
She said they are also proud to have doubled the prize money from last year and said they remain committed in helping government to uplift football in this country.
“We urge fans to come and watch the final match and celebrate with FMB in 20 years of banking excellence,” she said.
Mabvuto Missi saluted FMB for taking a leading role in the development of sports especially from the grass root level.
For instance, he mentioned a number of players who are playing in the Super League from FMB Cup like Miracle Gabeya,Isaac Kaliat and Gerald Papa Phiri, who is now plying his trade in South Africa.
“We also promise the sponsors that the youth committee will continue to be more transparent. Sponsoring a cup for 6 years is not a joke and we say thanks to FMB,” said Missi.
During the draw, there was also a jersey presentation ceremony to the teams.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :