Malawi Carlsberg Cup semis this weekend: Moyale vs Lions, KB vs Blantyre United

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has announced that the Carlsberg Cup semi-finals will be played this with Mzuzu city scheduled to host a soldiers affair between Moyale Barracks and Red Lions on Saturday .

Blantyre United, the only civilian team to reach this far, will host Kamuzu Barracks (KB) at Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday, according to FAM competitions officer Gomezgani Zakazaka .

Moyale Barracks coach Nicolas Mhango has vowed to go flat-out  against Red Lions inorder to progress into the finals.

“We have worked so hard for this competition and it will be total war against our brothers in arms,” said Mhango.

Billy Phambala., coach for Kamuzu Barracks.-.Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Billy Phambala., coach for Kamuzu Barracks.-.Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Red Lions coach Mike Kumanga also talked tough about the fixture.

“We are going to Mzuzu not on a holiday but to accomplish a mission which is to progress through all the way into the finals,” said Kumanga.

In the game between Blantyre United and KB, the Lilongwe soldiers on paper look favorites to progress through into the finals basing on their recent form in the TNM Super League but Blantyre United is likely to enjoy massive support from ganyu supporters.

KB  coach Billy Phambala said despite the absence of their two key players Harvey Mkacha and Dave Banda who are with the Flames for the  decisive 2014 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria to be played during the same weekend, they have other players to fill their shoes.

“It is a set back to miss some of our key players but one thing that people should expect is KB is going to get better replacement for them,”said Phambala.

On the other camp, Blantyre United coach Elijah Kananji has assured ganyu supporters to throng Kamuzu Stadium in large numbers to drum support to their commercial city team.

“We urge all ganyu fans to come in their large numbers to support us because we are ready to deliver against Kamuzu Barracks,” he said.

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