Lilongwe to host Wanderers, Bullets Carlsberg Cup match

The mouthwatering Carlsberg Cup semi final clash involving age-old rivals Mighty ‘Nyerere’ Wanderers and Big Bullets, the ‘People’s team’ will be staged in the capital city, Lilongwe, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has announced.

Latest information from the local football governing body indicate the eagerly anticipated clash, which was initially scheduled for July 10 at Kamuzu Stadium will be played at Civo Stadium in the capital city on July 26, 2014. The other semifinal tie between Zomba United and Kamuzu Barracks will be played at Kamuzu Stadium on July 27, 2014.

According to Fam’s competitions officer Gomezgani Zakazaka, the Wanderers, Bullets clash has been staged in Lilongwe at the wish of sponsors Carlsberg Malawi, who would like the match to coincide with the Carlsberg Street Bash scheduled for the capital on Friday, July 25, 2014.

Football Association of Malawi  CEO Sugzo Nyirenda: Lilongwe to host Blantyre derby
Football Association of Malawi CEO Sugzo Nyirenda: Lilongwe to host Blantyre derby

“Carlsberg Malawi would like to bring a whole weekend of fun and excitement for Lilongwe fans and customers- beginning with the street bash on Friday and the clash of giants on Saturday,” said Zakazaka in an interview with Nyasa Times.

The final match, according to the Fam competitions officer has been scheduled for Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on August 9, 2014.

Wanderers stormed the Carlsberg semi final after edging tough customers Mafco 9-8 in post-match penalties after a 1-all draw in Balaka on Wednesday with Bullets booking a semifinal berth after coming from behind to beat Azam Tigers 2-1 at Kamuzu Stadium on the same day.

Zomba United saw off Support Battalion from Mvera while Kamuzu Baracks edged Epac FC in the quarterfinals.

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