After winning Malawi’s Carlsberg Cup, Mighty Wanderers have set their eyes on winning the 2015 Standard Bank Knockout Cup but they have to beat Blue Eagles in the semi-finals of the cup at Civo Stadium this afternoon if they are to fulfill this dream.
They won the cup twice in a row between 2012 and 2013 by beating Silver Strikers in both occasions and when it comes to cups, they are indeed the specialists.
The Nomads are not doing well in the top flight but when it comes to cups, they can do anything.
Their mentor knows how important this game is to the Nomads family considering the fact that Big Bullets are out of the cup, leaving them as the favorites to win the competition.
“We have prepared well against Blue Eagles. It won’t be easy but we are hopeful of sailing through,” he said.
Wanderers will be welcoming back Jabulani Linje from a lengthy injury as well as Mapopa Kaunda from suspension.
However, Francis Mlimbika and Ishmael Thindwa are still nursing their injuries. On the other part, Eagles are not new comers in this competition having won it in 2011.
They have a good squad capable of sending the Nomads out of the cup but knows it will not be easy considering how difficult it is to beat Wanderers in a cup game.
Their team manager Gabriel Chirwa is adamant that his side will progress through to the final and play Civo Service United.
“It’s always difficult to beat Wanderers in a cup game but things do change and we are in for the change. Our boys are ready to sail through to the final,” he said.
Tsanzo Dalio will be avaiable for selections, with John Banda and Shumacker Kuwali expected to lead in the attack.
The winner will play Civo United before the end of this month.