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126 goals registered in Presidential Cup

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Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Competitions Manager, Gomezgani Zakazaka, has said 126 goals have been scored at the national play-off stage of 2016 Presidential Cup so far.

“It is a clear picture that this year’s competition will set another pace in the football history of Malawi. If our strikers have taken this pace, it means that the tournament will bring wonders. It is unfortunate that most teams from the districts and regions have failed to survive the chop,” Zakazaka said.

Mafco FC hit-man, Richard Mbulu, has an advantage of winning the cup’s Golden Boot award after scoring eight goals when his team hammered Mkweza Youth from Mchinji District 15-0 at Chitowe Stadium in Nkhotakota on Wednesday.

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Mbulu has overtaken Dwangwa United attacking midfielder, Jack Chiona and Silver Strikers’ Victor Limbani and Binwell Katinji, who have three goals each.

Chiona was the first player to score a hat-trick on Tuesday when Dwangwa United beat Ntcheu Lake Valley FC 4-0 while on Wednesday, the former Nyasa Big Bullets star Limbani and Katinji scored when Silver won against Chulu 12-0.

Also chasing the Golden Boot are Nelson Kangunje of Civo United,Peter Wadabwa of Be Forward Wanderers, Henry Kabichi and Muhammad Sulumba of Bullets, Red Lions trio of Mphatso Ngwira, Boniface Kaulesi, Innocent Bokosi and Frank Kadammanja of Max Bullets who have two goals each.

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Mafco Coach, Thomas Maloya, hailed Mbulu, saying he can score more in the next round if he works hard.

Mzuni FC has become the first TNM Super League side to say good bye to the cup after losing 5-3 through post-match penalties against Mchengautuba on Wednesday. Regulation time ended 3-3 at Mzuzu Stadium.

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