Silver, Epac progress to the next stage: Malawi Presidential Cup

There was a goals galore both at Nankhaka and Silver Stadium where two TNM Super clubs Silver Strikers and Epac FC were playing lower league and youthful sides Banyamulenge and Chipololo in the ongoing Presidential Cup.

At the Nankhaka Stadium, a brace each from Rodrick Gonani, Ndaziona Chatsalira and Chawanangwa Kawonga helped the Bankers to sail through.

Other goals were scored by defender Lucky Malata and Asedi Ayami taking the TNM Super League defending champions to the next stage of the prestigious government sponsored Presidential Cup.

It was indeed a bitter lesson for Banyamulenge who had nothing to show the entire 90 minutes of what can be described as a “dull” game.

Jubilation by Silver supporters
Jubilation by Silver supporters

The Salima based side kept on protesting referees decisions more especially  on offside.

On the other hand, Silver Strikers played like a training session as they knocked the ball around without any resistance.

Chawanangwa Kawonga was a marvel to watch with his nice moves and dribbling on the left flank with Ndaona Daisi operating from the right.

Daisi could have scored a couple of goals as he was left unmarked on several occasions but failed due to lack of composure.

Gonani also missed a number of clear chances.

Daisi was later substituted for Peter Pindani who also had quite a good game.

At the Civo Stadium, Epac also left no stone unturned in their campaign to win the Presidential Cup for the first time after whacking Chipolopolo from Kasungu by 6-1.

Ishmael Thindwa hammered a hat trick with the rest of the goals scored by Jafali Chande, Mussa Manyenje and Jelesi Lufeyo.

It was all smiles for Epac coach Abbas Makawa.

“It was a good game and I thanked my guys for the fighting spirit; we never underrated our opponent’s guys” Makawa told Nyasa Times.

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