Mafco FC coach Temwa Msukwa insists that his side has to bounce back when they lock horns with Moyale Barrack in the Airtel Top 8 second leg match at the Mzuzu Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
It has not been the best Airtel weekend for the Salima based soldiers and their hopes of a semifinals berth were severely dented following their 2-0 defeat at home in Chitowe.
Msukwa admits they struggled in their first game, but he is confident his team have what it takes to upset the tables on Saturday.
“We are disappointed with the loss to Moyale, but we have to be honest and admit we didn’t have the skill to break down their defence. That is something we will work on ahead of Saturday’s encounter,” says Msukwa.
“Against Moyale we lost the game in the first 20 minutes because we had little respect for them and their aggressiveness. We won’t do the same in Mzuzu.
“We knew Airtel matches would be tough and we can’t be sad now.It is a new game against them and we have to bounce back. I think we can win.”
In other matches, Be Forward Wanderers travel to Nchalo to face Azam Tigers at Kalulu Stadium, while Blue Eagles hosts Kamuzu Barracks at Nankhaka Stadium.
Come Sunday, all roads will lead to Zomba, where Nyasa Big Bullets takes on Silver Strikers.
In first leg matches, Wanderers beat Tigers 2-0, while Kamuzu Barracks walloped Blue Eagles 4-2.
The Peoples Team lost 1-0 to Silver Strikers at the Bingu National Stadium.
Meanwhile, Football Associaition of Malawi Competitions Officer Gomegzani Zakazaka has announced that the semi-finals draw will be conducted on Sunday soon after Bullets and Silver game at the Zomba Community Centre ground.
The winner in the Airtel Top 8 will smile all the way home with a whooping of K15 million, with the loosing finalists getting K5 million.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :