Zomba United’s fairytale run in the Carlsberg Cup took another twist after knocking out defending champions Kamuzu Barracks with a 1-0 win in the semifinals played at Kamuzu Stadium on Blantyre on Sunday.
Zomba United’s Isaac Nankapa scored the all important goal from a penalty in the first half against the run of play.
Namikapa’s spot kick was fumbled but managed to score after beating goalkeeper Victor Nangwale from the rebound.
Kamuzu Barracks were a better side and dominated the game with Steve Unyolo twice been denied by the woodwork.
Kamuzu Barracks assistant coach Abbas Makawa said the team failed to take up their chances.
“We played very well but we could not score from the many scoring chances we created in the game. They were awarded a penalty and scored,” Makawa said.
But the Epac United coach blamed the goalkeeper for failing to save the ball on second attempt after initially blocked the penalty kick.
His counterpart Victor Gobede applauded his charges for their fighting spirit while attribting the result to Divine intervention.
“The players fought hard but God told us that we will win the semifinal by 1-0,” Gobede said.
The Malawi’s second tier league side started the campaign by beating giants Blantyre United, Blue Eagles in the quarterfinals before adding the defending champions on the casulty list.
They beat Support Battalion in the third to reach the quarterfinals.
By winning and reaching final , Zomba United is assured of at least a K4 million pay should they lose and to current Super League leaders Bullets FC in the August 10 final to be played in Blantyre.
Bullets reached the final in style after seeing off their sworn rivals Mighty Wanderers in the semifinals played at Civo Stadium on Saturday.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :