Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Saturday cruise through the semi final of Carlsberg cup after beating Blue Eagles 3-2 on post match penalties played at Civo stadium in Lilongwe.
The two teams were tied at 1-1 after regulation time and this made referee Patrick Ngoleka to signal for the deadly kicks to separate the two.
Wanderers new signing Esau Kanyenda was given a nod to start but made no impact and was later substituted in the second for Precious Msosa.
Blue Eagles took an early lead through their captain Micium Mhone when he volleyed in a cross beating Wanderers keeper Richard Chipuwa in goals after 10 minutes.
The Area 30 men had an upper hand and kept presurising the Nomads through Maxwell Salambula and Mphatso Philemon but failed to break even.
The two teams went to break as Eagles were leading by a single goal.
Second saw the best of Jabulani Linje whose attempt at goal were saved by Eagles goal minder John Soko.
With nine minutes to go, Eagles defender was adjudged to had handled the ball in the penalty box and the referee did not hestitate to point on the spot.
Wanderer’s right back Stanley Sanudi delivered the spot kick nicely as keeper Soko went into the opposite direction.
The two were still 1-1 after 90 minutes and they went to straight penalty shoot out.
Wanderers converted through Sanudi, Ted Sumani and Alfred Manyozo jnr while Peter Wadabwa and Linje missed.
Blue Eagles scored through Wonder Jeremani and Salambula while Chipuwa brilliantly saved three spot kicks from Oswald Maonga, Chisomo Chilasa and Gregory Nachipo.
The win has made Nomads to inch closer to the final.
” We did not play well today. I think the match was tense. Am glad we have won,” Wanderers coach, Yasin Osman admitted
He said sometimes a better team loses a match and that’s how football is.
Blue Eagles coach, Audrow Makonyola pointed out that no one is to blame for the loss.
He said his charges played well in the entire 90 minutes but the game had to be decided on penalties.
Moyale Barracks have joined Wanderers in the semi final after thrashing Michiru Madrid 4-0 in Mzuzu.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :