5 Malawi Super League teams out of Carlsberg party

After the weekend clashes in the Carlsberg Cup round of 32, a total of five Super League sides have been booted out of the tournament.

Big Bullets, Blantyre United and Bvumbwe Research were the first Super League sides to be kicked out of the Carlsberg party after losing their last 32 ties on Saturday.

Bullets fell 2-1 at the hands of Super Eagles from Chibabvi township in Mzuzu with Blantyre United going down 1-0 against Karonga Vendors.

Bob Mpinganjira’s Bvumbwe Research bowed out honourably after losing 1-0 to fellow Super League opponents Civo United.

Big Bullets : Out

Joining the three Super League sides in the casualty ward after Sunday, October 21, 2012 clashes are military sides Mafco and Kamuzu Barracks, who have also  left the stage having lost to fellow Supper League teams.

Mafco have been shown the exit door by Escom United after losing 1-0 at their backyard of Chitowe Stadium with Kamuzu Barracks also losing at home (Civo Stadium) against visiting Kabwafu FC.

The latter played a nil-all draw, forcing the game into the dreaded penalty shoot-outs that saw Kabwafu missing only one penalty kick and the soldiers missing twice to lose the tie 4-3.

Kamuzu Barracks coach Kennedy Nkhoma may take some time to forgive one of his key players Weld Nkuliwa, who could have sent the visitors from Mzimba packing with the last kick of the game.

The former Bullets player had all the time on earth to connect home a cross from the right in the last minute of added time but he took his shot straight at Kabwafu goalie Mabvuto Nyasulu.

Nkuliwa angered his coach more, when he missed his side’s first penalty kick to hand the initiative to the visitors.

“We could have won this game in regulation time but we missed a number of good chances including the last minute opportunity wasted by one of our players,” lamented Nkhoma after the whistle.

His counterpart Oscar Kaunda was all smiles, saying his objective is to take the side from Mzimba to the competition’s quarterfinals or semi finals.

Football of Association of Malawi (Fam) Commercial Manager, Casper Jangale said there is “stiff competition” in the tournament after less fancied sides knocked out big teams like Bullets and Blantyre United.

Other last 32 matches on Sunday went as follows: Black Eagles 0 Red Lions 1, Changalume Barracks 1 Epac 2, Silver Reserves 1 Blue Eagles Reserves 2, Super Dynamos 0 Azam Tigers 2, White Eagles 3 Chikhwawa United 1, Envirom 4 Airborne Rangers 0.

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