When a bullet strikes a tiger it can kill it but Azam Tigers are hoping to send Nyasa Big Bullets packing out of this year’s Carlsberg Cup when they face each other Thursday in a round of-16 clash at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The two teams will meet twice in four days as they also clash in the TNM Super League on Sunday at the same venue.
Bullets, straight from their goal-less draw against Eagles in Lilongwe last Sunday, must tread carefully against the unpredictable Tigers.
The Kau-Kau boys are no push-overs because they have a squad capable of beating any team at any stage.
Tigers Technical Director, Robin Alufandika, issued a stern warning to Bullets that they should expect a run for their money.
“This is football my friend. They have two legs and we also have the same so we are not worried meeting them. We want to teach them some soccer lessons,” Alufandika said.
His opposite number, Billy Tewesa, believes Tigers are just good at making noise in the media.
“We have a certain plan for them. We know what we want to achieve this season and we will try our best,” Tewesa said.
Chiukepo Msowoya, Mussa Manyenje and Ernest Kakhobwe are potential match winners for Bullets, whereas Yamikani Chester, Peter Kasonga and Thomas Kalavina can cause Bullets problems on a good day.
In other round of-16 matches, Silver Strikers host Zolozolo at Silver Stadium on Saturday, whereas Moyale Barracks will welcome Mafco FC at Mzuzu Stadium.
Giant killers Warm Heart Bullets host Mangochi Police at Nankhaka Stadium on Saturday with Civo Youth hosting Red Lions at Civo Stadium on Sunday.
In another potentially-entertaining match, Zomba United will meet giant killers, Prison United, at Zomba Community Ground.
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