Nyasa Bullets through to Presidential Cup semis after beating Kabwafu, to face Mafco

Captain Chiukepo Msowoya hit a brace as Nyasa Big Bullets claimed a place in the Presidential Cup semi-finals with a 4-0 victor over Northern Region Simama Premier League side Kabwafu FC at Mzuzu Stadium on Saturday.

Chiukepo Msowoya (right) celebrating his goal with John Lanjesi...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.
Chiukepo Msowoya (right) celebrating his goal with John Lanjesi…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

It did not took time for the game to warm up as Kabwafu put the Nyasa Bullets fans through a nervy ride in the opening minutes as they dominated possession.

However, but Bullets held on to seal the last slot remaining in the semi-finals.

In form Kabwafu goalkeeper Edson Phiri, who made a crucial save from Muhammed Sulumba’s shot, could not tame from man-of-the-match Henry Kabichi’s cross in the 22nd minute for the opener.

Five minutes later Kabichi provided the assist for defender-cum-midfielder Bashir Maunde to connect home.

Chiukepo registered his name in the score sheet to make it 3-0 through a penalty kick in the 45th minute after Pilirani Mzonda was fouled in the box by Kabwafu defender Christopher Njikho.

The Bullets skipper completed a brace in the 79th minute  when he connected home a cross from Zonda.

Chiukepo might even have increased the advantage moments later but fired narrowly wide from distance.

Meanwhile, Bullets have set up a fixture with  Mafco who made it to the semi-finals after beating neighbours Dwangwa United in the quarter-final.

In another semi-finals, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers will face Moyale Barracks who beat Epac FC 2-1 to qualify for the semi-finals.

The semi-finals will be played on July 2 and 3 while the final is scheduled for July 16.

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