Moyale through in Carlsberg Cup finals, sign Kafoteka

Moyale Barracks FC moved within a victory of a prestigious Carlsberg Cup after it beat Red Lions 1-0 to reach to finals after a pulsating match played on Saturday at Mzuzu Stadium in Mzuzu.

Gastin Simkonda’s goal in the first half was enough to take Moyale Barracks to the finals.

Red Lions coach Mike Kumanga complained of poor officiation after the match, saying the referee denied them what he said were two clear goals in the second half.

Coach Nicolas Mhango for Moyale was on cloud nine for taking his side into the finals but stressed that the battle is still on.

Moyale through to the finals
Moyale through to the finals

“Credit to my players for this victory but the war is not over. We need to win the cup,” he said.

The other team to join Moyale will be known on Sunday as Blantyre United hosts Kamuzu Barracks at Kamuzu Stadium.

Kafoteka deal sealed

Meanwhile. Former Flames vice-captain Elvis Kafoteka must have given up his chase for a professional football career abroad after settling for Moyale Barracks.

Kafoteka returned from Mozambique together with Bullets striker Grant Lungu two weeks ago after failing to help a lower league side Deportivo Mecanheilas to the national top league.

An official from Moyale Barracks confirmed that Kafoteka has joined the team and was set to play for the team.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the player had a chance to land a job in the military.

“Kafoteka is at Moyale Barracks and we are happy that he has joined us because he is an experienced player,” said the official.

He started his career at Blue Eagles and then joined Bullets where he played as midfielder before moving to Civo United, Escom United who sold him to APR FC of Rwanda.

After failing to attract any foreign club to sign, Kafoteka decided to join Bullets archrivals Mighty Wanderers but an injury frustrated him to leave for Mozambique.

He also played for a Chinese team, Hong Kong Rangers FC. The player played as attacking midfielder before switching to the right back.

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