…As Mkanda fires Nomads into FISD quarterfinals
Dwangwa Town Hammers coach says Be Forward Wanderers bouncers intimidated his players during their FISD Challenge Cup match at Chitowe ground on Tuesday which the minnows lost 3-0.
The coach Kelvin Macheso said this after Wanderers booted out Hammers who finished the game with ten men.
Zicco Mkanda bagged a brace in the second half for the Nomads to book a date with Central Region Football Association (CRFA) Premier Division side, Airborne Rangers.
The other goal was scored by Bongani Kaipa in the first half which the Nomads, who are hungry for a silverware, dominated.
Towards the end of first half Dwangwa’s goalie, Zinenani Banda, was sent off for displaying unsporting behaviour after he attacked Essau Kanyenda badly with an elbow.
However, the hosts’ coach Kelvin Macheso said in a post-match interview with the press that his boys were intimidated by the visitors’ security men supporters which he thinks contributed to the result.
“Wanderers is a good team but what I can say is that they should look on their bouncers and I don’t know how far they can go with them and they are not good at all with these bouncers,” he said.
Whereas Nomads captain, Alfred Manyozo Jnr, said they reminded each other the importance of the match considering that this Cup is the only one remaining on the table.
“As you know we lost in the Carlsberg Cup final so we told ourselves that this is the only cup remaining which we can grab, so we worked hard today and we know that there is still a long journey to go,” said Manyozo.
The last match of the round of 16 is expected to be played this coming Thursday afternoon where Mzamani fc will be hosting Nyasa Big Bullets at Dedza Stadium.
The other teams which have already got their last eight tickets are, Kamuzu Barracks, Blue Eagles, Silver Strikers, Moyale Barracks and Chitipa United.