Following a successful quarterfinal draw for the Airtel Top 8 Cup on Wednesday, representatives of the competing teams have described the mouth watering fixture as fair such that they can’t wait for the kick off.
Reacting to the draw, Silver Strikers team manager Francis Songo whose side face Nyasa Big Bullets in the two legged quarter-finals described the people’s team as an easy side.
“Amenewa atola Joka (meaning they (Bullets) have picked a strong opponent). We know how to stop them. It’s an easy game for us,” said the former Flames defender.
For his part, Nyasa Big Bullets Coach Nswazurimo Ramadan laughed off Songo’s claim of ‘Joka’ but promised to do better over the central bankers in the competition.
“It’s a fair and tough fixture. There is no easy team in the competition but we are happy to start with a strong opponent. Silver is a good team but let them prepare thoroughly because we are geared to take them head on,” said Ramadan.
Mighty Be forward Wanderers whose side face Azam Tigers in the other quaternary final described the results of the draw as fair and good for them.
Nomads Team Manager Steve Madeira told the gathering that Wanderers is ready to protect its legacy of winning inaugural competitions.
“We are meeting our brothers. We know the entire Tigers and can’t wait to face them. This is our competition and we have a big task to do that is protecting the legacy of winning inaugural cup competitions,” said Madeira who is a former Tigers team manager.
In his remarks, Tigers new Coach Patrick Kulemeka said results are judged on the pitch and Wanderers should brace for a tough run.
“We have assembled a good squad ready to fight for honours this year. We know Wanderers is not an easy ride for us but we hope to come out the best,” said Kulemeka.
The other two quarterfinals will see reigning Super League champions Kamuzu Barracks face Blue Eagles while Moyale Barracks will come face to face with MAFCO.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :