Civo oust Bullets in Standard Bank Cup: Reach finals

Civo United cruised into the finals of the Standard Bank Cup on Thursday after a thoroughly deserved win over a desperately disappointing Big Bullets  at Kamuzu Stadium.

Chikondi Likwemba clearing the ball...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Chikondi Likwemba clearing the ball…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Gerald Nkungula on the ball...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Gerald Nkungula on the ball…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bullets fans caught on camera on Biafra Stands...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Bullets fans caught on camera on Biafra Stands…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Civo Supporters enjoying the game with ganyu fans...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Civo Supporters enjoying the game with ganyu fans…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Civo players on cloud nine...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Civo players on cloud nine…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Civo United in celebrations...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Civo United in celebrations…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Civo players jiving ...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Civo players jiving …Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Civo United ....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Civo United ….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

More questions than answerers on Bullets bench...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

More questions than answerers on Bullets bench…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Patience Kalumo on the right mocking Mussa Manyenje...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Patience Kalumo on the right mocking Mussa Manyenje…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bullets players after defeat..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bullets players after defeat..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Time to relax after the game...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Time to relax after the game…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Miracle Gabeya in disbelief...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Miracle Gabeya in disbelief…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The Civil Servants 2-1 win was a triumph for  coach Oscar Kaunda as his side produced a performance of style, composure and grit to come from behind and reach their first  Standard Bank Cup.

As a consequence there will be no dream Standard bank finale to his Big Bullets coach Mabvuto Lungu this season.

The Bullets tactician was hoping to make his first  cup final appearance for the club in  the Standard Bank cup.

Chiukepo Msowoya  send Bullets  into the lead  through a header but the dangerous little-known Raphael Phiri  levelled  in the second half for Civo before  he scored the winner  after cool finish.

Phiri is on loan from Karonga United.

Lethargic Civo United mounted a rally of sorts late on when Yamikani Fodya cleared off the
line from  Gerald Nkungula’s shot.

Bullets failed to tick in all the departments, especially on the midfield where Henry Kabichi was tamed well before he was substituted for Eneya Banda.

Banda also failed to rule the midfield, as he lacked composure, and confidence.

Chiukepo Msowoya and Jaffalie Chande were also tamed well by defenders in John Lanjesi and Emmanuel Zoya.

Yamikani Fodya and Dalitso Sailesi were also out of form as their coordination left a lot to be desired.

Civo , however, were not to be denied and the final whistle sparked scenes of joy among
players and supporters alike.

The normally animated Oscar Kaunda had been calm on the touchline throughout but all his emotions poured out as he celebrated another trip to  Standard bank .

“In a game of football, there are days when you perform and there are days when you don’t. Today wasn’t our day. They have beaten us clean,” technical director Billy Tewesa accepted defeat after the match.

Civo coach Oscar Kaunda said they managed to inflict a painful defeat on highflying Bullets because they were at their best.

“We saw the way they were playing and discussed a strategy at half-time in the dressing room and the players did what I told them. We look forward to the final,” Kaunda said.

Civo now wait for the winner of the second semi-final between Blue Eagles and Mighty Wanderers.

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monsieurstevefundi
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Now you have one more river to cross which is uneasy.

Register wama Bankers
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Mpira ndiwa round, mesa mumazitama kut simungaluzeeee?

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MR SOCCER
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More questions than answers on bullets bench yes…nthawi zambiri zakhala zikundidabwitsa kuti kodi anthu amene amakhala pa bench pa bullets amaziwadi chomwe amachita? kunali kobvuta kuti funsoli linveke chifukwa timu imawina! masub omwe amachitaka ndi akuluakulu amenewa amadabwitsa kwambiri ngati amaziwadi chomwe akuchita akuluakula amenewa akakhala pa bench..?

SAPITWA
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MWATI BULLETS YATANI?

Davie kamanga
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Palibe chodabwisa kuluza apa, this is not superleague cup ndiyovuta kwa inu abullets. Congratulations civo 4 big job you done on them

mphatso
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fix the stadium or break the top part its embarrasing on TV

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