Two teams in Malawi’s second tier league pulled out shocking results in the Carlsberg Cup after kicking out Super League sides to reach the quarterfinals.
The K30 million Carlsberg Cup draw has lived up to be tough for Super League teams as it reported by Nyasa Times.
Zomba United, who play in the Southern Region Football League Premier Division, pulled out the biggest upset by ousting Blue Eagles with an emphatic 3-1 away victory on Sunday.
Relegated from the top league two seasons ago, Zomba United also handed struggling Super League outfit Blantyre United an exit in the preliminary round of the cup’s national phase.
Support Battalion of the Central Region Football League Premier Division also booted out Moyale Barracks 3-2 to reach the quarterfinals.
Interestingly, the two giant killers are up against each other and completed the second quarterfinal match.
Epac, who also conquered the roaring lions of Zomba Red Lions, face defending champions in a match to be played at Kamuzu Stadium.
Bullets FC were the first team to reach the quarterfinals also after overcoming a spirited Ndirande Icons 3-1 but they are waiting for the winner between Tigers and Silver Strikers.
Tigers also survived a scare from second tier league team Bvumbwe Research with a 1-0 win to progress to the round of 16 and face Silver.
Dedza Young Soccer Stars also beat Karonga United to reach the round of 16 and face Mafco while Mighty Wanderers face Super League rookies Chikhwawa United barely two weeks after the Nomads beat the Lower Shire giants 3-0 in a league match.