Blue Eagles win Standard Bank Cup to end drought

Blue Eagles FC, a Malawi Police sponsored club, claimed their first piece of silverware for over 15 years when they came from behind to win 2-1 over Moyale Barracks in the Standard Bank Cup final at Silver Stadium in Lilongwe on Sunday.

Moyale, the Mzuzu based soldiers who were defending the cup, scored early in the 5th minute through Andy Simukonda.

The Cops were given a life line to equalise when they were awarded a penalty in the tenth minute but the tournament’s top scorer John Banda blasted his spot kick.

Stand-up for the champions: Eagles

However, resilient Eagles managed to equalise through Innocent Bokosi  in the 26th minute and scored the second goal through John Banda to make amends for penalty miss.

After taking the lead, the cops took control of the game with veteran skipper Peter Ngangila giving a splendid performance.

The margin of victory should have been greater if Eagles had converted many would be goals.

In the end it made no difference to Eagles and Coach Decklerk Msakakuona, who deservedly has a trophy to show for the impressive work he has done at the Area 30 side.

“I am happy, the players deserved to win this Cup,” he said.

“I’m happy. Congratulations to all my players because I think that this afternoon they played a fantastic game,” Masakakuona said.

Moyale coach Nicholas Mhango commended Eagles for the victory but accused the referee for being biased.

“The referee has spoiled the game,” he said, adding “We have lost, we accept but the referee was biased.”

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