Football Association of Malawi new FISD Cup will be launched away from the city as the event will be held at Kalulu Stadium in Chikwawa on 17 September during the game between Mwanza Madrid and Dululu FC.
This was revealed on Tuesday during the draw held at Mpira Village in Blantyre for the cup sponsored at K45 million.
FISD Brand Manager Maxwell Phiri said the move would help to motivate teams in the lower league to perform well.
“We are happy to witness the beginning of something important to Football Association of Malawi and our company, Fisd. We will launch in the rural areas to complement Presidential Cup,” Phiri said at the draw.
“We will be very happy to see a team in the rural areas beating a team in the Super League.”
FAM Competition and Media Manager Gomegzani Zakazaka said 29 teams will battle it out in the preliminary round for eight places to face enter national phase.
“We are going to have three teams each from the South and Central Region while two teams will come from the North,” he said.
The following is the draw for the Southern Region: Mwanza Madrid vs Dululu at Kalulu Chiradzulu Police vs Sable Farming Partners in Health vs Victory Rangers Umodzi FC vs Songani Veterans Balaka Eagles vs Chikolomo FC The winners will join Migowi FC, Seyama and Nsanama which were seeded for the quarters.
The champions and runners up and losing semifinalists will fight for third place.
The draw for Super League teams are as follows after top eight teams on the log table in the TNM Super at first round. Civo vs Mzuni, Moyale vs Epac, Dwangwa vs Mafco, Silver Strikers vs MTV Max Bullets, Red Lions vs Kamuzu Stadium, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers vs Karonga United and Nyasa Big Bullets vs Bet Premier Wizzards.
The final of the cup will be played on December 10.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :