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Moyale Barracks desperate to end trophy drought

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Moyale Barracks FC have vowed to end their four-year trophy drought.

Moyale Interim Coach, Charles Kamanga, made the vow on Saturday when the Lions of Kaning’ina marched into the Airtel Top 8 Cup semi-finals after defeating Mafco 4-2 at Mzuzu Stadium.

“I am glad that we have passed the biggest test [against Mafco]. We are now looking forward to pocketing the K15 million [Airtel Top 8 Cup grand prize]. It has been a long time since we last won a major cup. So, this is our chance,” Kamanga said in a post-match interview.

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The Mzuzu soldiers last laid their hands on a cup in 2013 when they seized the Carlsberg Cup.

On Saturday, Moyale progressed to the last-four 6-2 on aggregate.

After losing 0-2 at home a week ago, Mafco took a deserved lead after 15 minutes through Victor Mpinganjira.

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However, Khuda Muyaba scored a brace for Moyale to keep the visitors at bay. But Lanken Mwale converted for Mafco shortly after break to level matters.

Eventually, Wiseman Kamanga and Zondiwe Munthali completed Moyale’s scoring galore in the closing stages of the game.

Frustrated Mafco Coach, Temwa Msuku, said his team failed to utilise home-ground advantage last weekend.

“I am very disappointed that we conceded twice and failed to score when we were playing at home. Nonetheless, we are wishing them [Moyale] and all the teams that have reached the semi-finals the best of luck,” he explained.

Moyale reached the final of the Presidential Cup last year, but lost to Nyasa Big Bullets.

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