FISD 2017 Challeng eCup draw has paired Moyale Barracks and defending Champions Mighty Be Forward Wanderers in a super league preliminary round, a repeat of Carlsberg cup semifinal.
Lilongwe district teams All Stars and Sikizi FC will play as openers during the launch.
The draw was conducted Wednesday at Mpira house in Chiwembe, Blantyre.
The counter makes the two teams to face each other in a cup competition for third time in a season and wanderers have already beaten Moyale three times after playing all three regions of the country.
They first met in Airtel Top 8 tournament in which beat Moyale3-2-0 at Bingu National Stadium in Area 48, Lilongwe after Wanderers were training 2-1 after time. Wanderer’s striker, Khumbu Ng’ambi scored the hat trick.
The secondtussle was the semi final of the Carlsberg in Mzuzu where Wanderers won 3-2 on post-match penalties after a stalemate in regulation time.
Dwangwa will face Carlsberg cup winner Nyasa Big Bullets while Airtel Top 8 Champions, Silver Strikers have a date against Salima based Mafco.
The competition will be played in four levels which include district, regional, national and Super League.
A total of 16 teams are expected to qualify for the national level. At district level 5 teams will qualify for the national level while regional level will have 3 teams.
Out of 16 Super League teams only 8 will qualify for national level where they will be mixed with the districts and regional qualified teams to make 16.
Super league teams will start their battle from October 7.
Speaking after the draw Team Manager for Be Forward Wanderers Steve Madeira considered the fixture as the tough one but he quickly said that they will do everything possible to make sure they become victors on the day.
“As you know that we’ve been meeting with Moyale for three times in this season only in Carlsberg Cup, Airtel Top8 and league and it happened that we won all the match so this time around our opponent will come flat out to revenge those defeats but I am very confident that we’ll overcome them because we have a very good squad in our camp,” said Madeira.
The full draw is as follows:
Super league-Round 1
Civil Sporting Club vs Azam Tigers
Red Lions vs Master Security
Moyale Barracks vs Mighty Be Forward Wanderers
Mzuni vs Premier Bet Wizards
Blantyre United vs Kamuzu Barracks
Silver Strikers vs Mafco
Dwangwa United vs Nyasa Big Bullets
Blue Eagles vs Chitipa United
The Super teams that make it will enter into the national draw to be conducted on October 10, 2017.
The FISD Challenge Cup is national knockout organized by Football Association of Malawi (FAM). The Cup is expected to run from September to December 2017.
57 teams will participate in the years challenge Cup comprising 16 super league teams, 12 premier division teams form the three regions, the top four as of August 28,2017 and 29 district teams who won the 2017 presidential Cup district championship.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :