Masters shock Bullets to reach finals of Carlsberg Cup

Master Security goalkeeper, Bester Banda’s two saved penalties sends Nyasa Big Bullets packing out of Carlsberg Cup via a 4-3 shoot out at Civo stadium in Area 9, Lilongwe.

Master and Bullets battling in the semifinals

Drunk with joy of reaching Carlsberg Cup finals

Dejected Bullets players

Masters Security in finals

The two teams were tied at 1-1 after regulation time and penalties had to separate the two.

Master’s Keeper, Bester Phiri saved Bashir Maunde’s and captain Yamikani Fodya’s deciding kick to enable his team to reach a cup final for the first time in their history.

Master Security will face the winner of another semifinal encounter between Hangover vs Be Forward Wanderers at Kamuzu stadium on Sunday.

Master’s converted their kicks through captain, Francis Mkonda, Amadau Makawa, Elick Astigah and Richard Chande while Bullets goalie, Rabson Chiyenda saved Mphatso Dzongololo’s kick.

Bullets scored through Chiukepo Msowoya on a re-take, Pilirani Zonda and Sankhani Mkandawire.

Bullets struggled to put the acts together to finish Master’s as they had tough time to out smart man of the match Mkonda.

The people’s team went into lead just nine minutes into game when referee, Gift Chicco had adjudged that Micheck Malaicha had handled the box in the box and the resultant spot kick was planted home by Msowoya.

Master’s levelled the scores in the 40th minute when John Chalamanda slotted home Juma Yatina’s corner kick.

The two teams were equal at the break with Master’s dominating play to the delight of ganyu fans.

The second half saw before coming with new ideas as they attacked more after the coming in of Substitute, Mike Mkwate for Bright Munthali and he missed two glorious chances in the process.

Bullets defence central pack led by Mkandawire had tough time to mark Master’s goal poacher, Babatunde Adebare who was a threat when advancing forward.

The game went into penalty shoot out after failing to find out right winner after 90 minutes.

Bullets Team Manager, James Chilapondwa admitted that one has to win or lose a cup game and congratulated Masters for the victory.

“We did not play as a unit particularly in the first half and we manged to come into the game in the last half,” he said.

Master Security Team Manager, Muhammad Selemani praised his charges for putting up a gallant fight against one of the top teams in the country.

“We are looking forward to play in our first cup final. This win has motivated our players that anything can happened in the game of football and we need to prepare for that,” he added.

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Hora
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Hora

Very well done masters,this is good for the game of football,teams should not enter the field thinking the other camp is going to be a walk over,this development is going to inspire all teams regarded as minnows to play with confidence. Congratulations once again.

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pathfinder

Damnit! But hey this is good for a game of football, well done masters and congratulations for reaching your first ever cup final.

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

This article has a wrong title. It should read Masters beat Bullets not Masters shock Bullets.
Our jurnos need to learn to write the truth.
And when writing about sports please do not take sides.

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

My condolences goes to the family of the two supporters who were involved in an accident yesterday at lirangwe on their way to lilongwe.
What a game! The best team won. That is the beauty of football.
Bullets has too many old players tired and expired. The league in Malawi is substandard that is why we have such azigogo still playing football. Take them to our national team they only play for 20 minutes. Let’s develop the youth. This tendency of underutilising the youth in everything is affecting the performance of Malawi in all sectors .

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