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Blue Eagles complete Fisd Cup semis list

Prolific striker, Schumacher Kuwali armed with a gun and handcuffs showed no mercy as he single handedly invaded Moyale Barracks to boot them out of Fisd Challenge Cup.

Kuwali scored a goal in either side of the half to inspire Blue Eagles to a 2-0 victory over the Lions of Kaning’ina at Civo Stadium Sunday.

His brace was all Eagles needed to book a semifinal date against Silver Strikers who knocked out Nyasa Big Bullets 3-2 on post-match penalties at Bingu National Stadium on Saturday after the match ended 1-1 in regulation time.

Kuwali made the difference when he scored the first goal of the match from close range in the 15th minute of the match before completing his brace midway through the second half.

But Moyale should blame themselves for wasting several scoring opportunities throughout the game.

Deus Nkutu and Llyod Njaliwa were the main culprits when they failed to find the back of the net on several occasions.

But on the other hand, Eagles goalkeeper John Soko was equally impressive denying Moyale attackers with fine saves.

The Area 30-based side is slowly becoming unstoppable in all competitions this season as they have dangerous attacking verve comprising Kuwali, Foster Biton and Vitumbiko Kumwenda.

The soldiers matched the Eagles in many departments but they were just unfortunate not to find the target throughout the game.

Alisen Black, Gastin Sinkonda and Nkutu worked hard for the soldiers but it was not their day.

After the game, Eagles Coach, Deklerk Msakakuona, was on cloud nine saying his target was to win the cup.

“We thank God for giving us wisdom to win the match. When a farmer grows maize, he/she wants to harvest maize not cotton so we are in the Fisd Challenge Cup to win it,” he said.

Moyale Team Manager, Pritchard Mwansa said luck was not on their side having missed several chances.

“The players did a good job throughout the game but we failed to utilise the chances we created,” he said.

The other semifinal in Fisd Challenge Cup will involve Hangover United and Kamuzu Barracks.

Hangover reached the semifinals after causing one of the biggest upsets in domestic football when they beat Be Forward Wanderers 2-1 at Kamuzu Stadium on Friday whereas KB thrashed Chitipa United 3-0 at Mzuzu Stadium on Saturday.

Semifinals are slated to take place on November 23 and 24 at venues yet to be announced.

At stake is K20million prize money for the champions of the 2019 Fisd Challenge Cup.

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